On the 17th of May, VRT channel’s political show “De Afspraak”, journalist Phara de Aguirre insisted bringing Foreign Affairs Minister Sophie Wilmès’s Jewish roots into the Israel-Palestine conflict discussion. The journalist conflated Jews and Israelis and made that insidious suggestion that Jews hold double – an age-old antisemitic trope. In so doing she also portrayed the Minister of Foreign Affairs as posing a danger to the country just because of her ethnic and religious background.

President Serge Dahan denounced this act by sending letters to this Flemish channel’s CEO.

Letter to channel VRT’s CEO