Mayor Aalst still endorses ‘medical solidarity’ …

The mayor of Aalst, Christoph D’Haese (N-VA), still does not explicitly endorse the principle of ‘medical solidarity’ and asks for conditionality. This appears after various questions from Aalst city councilors on Tuesday evening. At the beginning of this month it appeared that Aalst no longer wanted to receive Brussels patients, despite previous agreements with surrounding […]

Digital gadgets in the ‘smart home’ help people with dementia

People with dementia can live in a ‘smart home’ in the future. It is a house full of digital gadgets that help people with dementia, for example, to get up on time and get dressed. Or to eat. The house is currently being developed by Eindhoven University of Technology (TU / e). An enormous cheese […]

“Wailing ants” are still humor in Aalst

More caricatures and even brighter reactions. That is the harvest after the newest edition of the carnival in the Belgian Aalst. Where last year Jewish caricatures with pipe curls, hooked noses and bags of money were on one of the carnival cars, this year several groups took part in the controversy. And some carnival goers […]

“The Aalst Carnival is a shame”

Posted on Monday, February 24, 2020 at 3:55 p.m. Through Sudinfo with Belga European Commissioner Margaritis Schinas, responsible for promoting the European way of life and combating anti-Semitism, strongly condemned the floats and disguises caricaturing the Jews on Sunday at the Aalst carnival. “It seems clear to me: the Aalst carnival is a shame,” said […]

Politics rebel against the Aalst Carnival: “A calamitous image of Belgium”

Thehe Belgian carnival of Aalst persists and signs: accused of anti-Semitism, which has earned him being struck out of UNESCO’s intangible heritage, this festive parade decided to “laugh at everything” and showed new caricatures on Sunday Orthodox Jews. A choice that has not failed to make many politicians react. Stereotypes Representations of the Jewish community […]

“A shame that we let this be done in the name of freedom of expression”

Posted on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 4:18 p.m. Through Belga A float from the company “Lossendeirdeveirdeirdeir” presenting Jews with long toes, in reference to an expression according to which this particularity would be a sign of susceptibility, joined the procession of the carnival of Aalst on Sunday. This group chose “Aalst court” as their […]