antisemitism

Lebanese Politician Nabih Berri’s antisemitic ‘Jewish fetus’ comment

"How do you identify a Jew? … If the fetus jumps out of its mom's womb and takes gold, you'll immediately know it's a Jew,” said Nabih Berri

Tasnim News Agency

Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri made an antisemitic comment on Wednesday, just days after meeting with an American Jewish member of Congress, Eliot Engel.

“How do you identify a Jew? Simple: if you see a pregnant woman, throw a gold coin under or near her. If the fetus jumps out of its mom’s womb and takes gold, you’ll immediately know it’s a Jew,” Berri said in an interview with Al Joumhouria, a Lebanese daily newspaper.

Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) met with Berri in Beirut on Saturday on an official visit to the region.