Anti-Semitic Dutch Board-Game Causes Outrage
A Dutch television network is offering viewers a downloadable game that features Israeli settlers who colonize the West Bank using moves such as “Jewish stinginess” and “the Anne Frank card.” Organizations fighting anti-Semitism have voiced outrage against the game, called “The Settlers of the West Bank,” which is based on the popular German game “The Settlers of Catan.”
The game also includes a “Jewish stinginess” card that players use to obtain “resources” from each other. Terrorist attacks against Israelis in the game are referred to as a natural outcome of settler expansion.
The game is “likely a product of neo-Nazis or Ahmadinejad,” said Dr. Shimon Samuels, the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s director for international relations, according to the Jerusalem Post.