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July 9, 2015 9:31 am

Argentine President Refuses to Apologize for Antisemitic Slur

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Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner refused to apologize for antisemitic remarks she made last week on Twitter. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner refused to apologize for antisemitic remarks she made last week on Twitter. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has refused to apologize for antisemitic remarks she posted on Twitter last week in which she compared investment funds contributing to Argentina’s extensive national debt to William Shakespeare’s famous Jewish antagonist Shylock, playing on the old antisemitic claim of Jews trying to control global finance.

Fernandez tweeted the remarks following a visit to a Buenos Aires school, where she told 10-year-old students that to understand Argentina’s economic crisis, they should read Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice.” In that play, Jewish moneylender Shylock is portrayed as a greedy ruthless usurer.

“No, don’t laugh. Usury and bloodsuckers have been immortalized in the greatest literature for centuries,” Kirchner tweeted.

Kirchner has not only refused to apologize for the remarks, which have caused uproar in the country’s large Jewish community, but she also mocked her critics by saying that “The Merchant of Venice” was performed at the Habima Theater in Israel.

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  • Alexis

    As the Immortal Bard would say, “Much Ado about Nothing!”

  • Christel

    what a nasty comment. reflects her personality! blaming a people, when she as a president should know how to lift up her economy. I wonder how she became president. she does not deserve a higher position like that. I hope the people will be sensible enough to vote her out!

  • PADDY

    It’s the influence of international Marxism that corrupts our banksters. The rise of communist China, with a vast lending capability, is like an octopus on every continent. The EU, run by Marxists, is a good example as it shakes down both Ukraine and Greece. It is Marxist philosophy, with a rejection of G_d that must be hobbled and then overthrown, not nurtured.

  • DocReality

    You can take Eva Peron out of Junin….

  • betty Schneck

    How did she become president? Was it just like her German roots? the Nazi blood remains in one’s soul. Shylock spoke his soul when the others were taking advantage of him and the church didn’t allow its own followers to handle money in case they became rich and didn’t give to the church. where do you get your generous amount of money. You work to be paid. How much?

    • judorebbe

      Are you really surprised that she is president of Southern Naziland ???
      The scary thing is that most Argentinians probably agree with her, 100%.

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