“They are like the Jews, they have no country”: the antisemitic comment of the deputy Pablo Ansaloni


Deputy Pablo Ansaloni

“We are more united than ever, nobody is going to break us, and nobody who has nothing to do with our province, because they are Like the Jews, out there they have no country and do not know where they are“This was the antisemitic comment issued by the national deputy Pablo Ansaloni during a videoconference when referring to the internal of his party and to the representation of the union of rural workers (UATRE). “I do know who I represent: section 125 of Colón, province of Buenos Aires,” he added.





Ansaloni, a member of the Federal Unit for Development interblock and president of the Fe Party – the space founded by the late rural leader Gerónimo “Momo” Venegas – was forced to apologize hours after the video went viral on social networks. and that thousands of users expressed their rejection. After transcending his statements, the Delegation of Argentine Israeli Associations (DAIA) expressed its rejection through a statement. “DAIA expresses its more energetic repudiation before the antisemitic sayings of the national deputy Pablo Ansaloni, who affirmed in a Zoom that ‘they are like the Jews who out there have no homeland’, “they indicated in a statement through their Twitter account.




“Expressions like those exposed show a high anti-Jewish virulence by installing a foreign discourse towards the Jewish community, old typology of Judeophobia. Even more serious, if it is stated by a deputy of the Nation that it should be an example of the protection of the right to equality and inclusion, “they argued.

The institution asked not to miss this type of event. “Once again, the entity draws attention to the importance of do not naturalize hate messages that undermine the possibility of a peaceful coexistence. DAIA demands that the authorities punish and separate those who, due to their discrimination and intolerance, promote the division of Argentine society, “they concluded.



Following the anti-Semitic comment, Ansaloni used his Facebook account to explain what happened and to apologize to the Jewish community. “In my capacity as National Deputy I want to clarify the sayings in a video that circulates maliciously About me. First of all, I make an apology to the beloved Jewish community for the sayings taken out of context, “he said.

“When I mention that ancient phrase, it only refers to the lack of territory that for many years the Jewish people did not have. I mentioned that poorly formulated phrase in a discussion wanting to illustrate what I was saying and NOT in a derogatory way, “he argued.

“I have a lot of respect and support with all conviction the struggle that the country has been developing since the unfortunate attack on Amia,” he added. At the end, he reiterated his apology.

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