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Belgian mayor defends carnival float featuring Jews with money and a rat

A parade float at the Aalst Carnaval in Belgium features caricatures of Orthodox Jews atop money bags, March 3, 2019. (Courtesy of FJO)

(JTA) — The mayor of the Belgian city whose annual parade featured puppets of Jews and a rat atop money bags defended the display, telling the local media that “In Aalst it should be allowed.” Mayor Christoph D’Haese defended Sunday’s float at the Aalst Carnaval from passionate condemnations by… Read more »