Dutch Journalist: Flu Pandemics Are Jewish Conspiracy


danger-swine-flu-consipracyA journalist from Holland who linked Jews to the recent outbreak of flu pandemics drew heavy criticism from a prominent Dutch Jewish organization earlier this week, that claimed her words were tantamount to anti-Semitic blood libels. Holland’s largest daily, De Telegraf last week printed an interview with Désirée Röver, 61, who proposed the bird flu pandemic, caused by the virus H5N1, was part of an international conspiracy to reduce the world’s population. Röver is quoted as saying the conspiracy can be traced back to a group of descendants of the Khazars, a nation from the Caucasus believed to have converted to Judaism 1,200 years ago.

De Telegraaf quotes her as saying that these descendants are now “praying to another god; Lucifer, Satan, or however you want to call him” and “are called Rockefeller, Rothschild, Brezinski and Kissinger.”

Ronny Naftaniel, who heads the Center for Information and Documentation on Israel (CIDI) – an local anti-Semitism watchdog – said that this is the first time he has heard such claims from Rover, and added that based on her words, “she does not seem to be right in her head.”

Tales of Jews spreading disease “is nothing new,” he told Haaretz, “and stories of Jews poisoning the water wells are known from many centuries ago and her words are giving rise to that anti-Semitism.”

CIDI, he added, will look into the possibility of lodging a formal complaint against Rover, though no such decision has been made as of yet. Dutch law stipulates that only people with malicious intent can be convicted of inciting hatred or anti-Semitism

{Haaretz/Yair Alpert-Matzav.com Israel}


  1. interesting that in the copious amount of literature yidden have written, which always had the location and country on it(look at any shaar blatt), no one ever mentioned the khazars – interesting as well that the sephardic counterparts of the ashkenazim(who even these idiots who believe that Jews today come from the khazars) also do not mention a gerus that would have caused such an urproar in any community – also fascinating that there are ashkanzim who are cohanim and levi’im, and never did any rov say that they can marry mamzerim since they’re all gerim anyway(which would be the logical conclusion) and even many who trace their lineage back to the nesi’im which came from dovid hamelech(i am referring here to r’ yaakov hordenker who traced his yichus back to a different achron who is known to have come from the nesi’im, I forgot which one thouhg).

    Also fascinating that there’s no historical record of a kingdom of khazars – if there was one(which there is a shtikel mesorah of) than only the royalty of the khazars converted. These scholars are obviously ignorant of halacha, since halacha says you need a bais din to have gerus – if there a mass conversion, you better believe there’d be something written about it in some bais din, somewhere, and you’d also bet that they went to the nearest bais din, which would be an ashkenazic one, horayah, there were ashkenazim at that time. Also of note is that there are written records of the first ashkenazi gedolim who predate 1200 years ago – namely rabbeinu gershom meor hagolah, and others – there is a clear written record of an ashkenazic presence in Gaul(now france) at that time, enough to satisfy any serious historian.

    How a journalist can take this seriously is mindboggling, and what it has to do with population cutting(somerthing of course against halacha and hashkafa in general) is beyond me, but it does show how stupid the rest of her claims are.

  2. I’m sorry, I meant to say that even these conspiracy theorists who beleive that modern jews coem from the khazars accept that sefardi jews are legit and not gerim.(not that gerim are not legit jews cv’s, but i mean that they have jewish yichus) – so there’d be some sefardi response to this.

    I also would like to add that these people also do not know how we reject gerim at first, so that the sefardim would have for sure questioned a national gerus and not permitted them to klal yisroel – they said nothing, and had no problem drinking our wine, marrying, etc..

  3. “Dutch law stipulates that only people with malicious intent can be convicted of inciting hatred or anti-Semitism.”

    Can anyone think of any intent here other than malicious?