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March 19, 2012 3:07 pm

Anti-Semitic Dutch Board-Game Causes Outrage

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A image from the board game.

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.

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