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  Shvat 26, 5780 , 21/02/20

AJC calls on Belgium to stop anti-Semitic carnival in Aalst

The AJC Transatlantic Institute, the Brussels-based office of the American Jewish Committee, on Friday called on Belgian authorities to prohibit the organizers of the Aalst carnival from displaying anti-Semitic floats at this Sunday’s parade.

The carnival of Aalst, in the Belgian Dutch speaking region of Flanders, caused an uproar last year following the appearance of a float caricaturing Orthodox Jews with hooked noses and sitting on gold bags.

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