Belgian rabbi Shmiel Mordche Borreman, who attended a demonstration in Brussels to condemn Israel and support Lebanon and Palestine, called Israel a "terrorist state."
Attending the 10,000-strong demonstration, Borreman, a leading anti-Zionist, began and ended his speech saluting protestors with the Arabic greeting, "Salamun Alaykum."
Following the demonstration, Borreman spoke to Zaman, and defended that Israel was an "illegal state," adding, "Israel is committing terror. This country is a terrorist country."
"Zionists are not Jews and Jews are not Zionists," Borreman told Zaman.
He also wore this slogan on a sign attached to his chest throughout the demonstration.
Borreman asserted that Israel was employing the use of terror against Palestine and other countries in the region, and used a phrase more commonly used by the West when they talk about al-Qaeda suggesting that "They hold religion to ransom."
Borreman accused Israel of using Judaism and Jews, and said, "We want to live with our Muslim brothers in peace. To reestablish peace, Israel should return all Arab lands it has occupied."
The United State's arrogance and the European Union's callousness encouraged Israel, Borreman said, "The US and Israel declare all dissident countries rogue states. Today, there is only one rogue state in the world and that is Israel."
Borreman expressed his support to the Palestinian and Lebanese people for their continuing fight against imperialism, and said, "I salute Iran, North Korea, and Venezuela for voicing their reactions against US imperialism."Last Mod: 00 0000, 00:00