The Jews Gave Me Wonderful Medical Care Because They Are Evil

Ilse van Heusden, Jew-hater.

The hydra head of Jew-hatred appears in an article by  Ilse van Heusden, a Dutch woman who gave birth to a healthy boy in Israel. She points out that her medical care was excellent. In fact, too excellent, proof positive that Israel is a rascist society.

To be pregnant in Israel is comparable to a military operation. Countless echos and blood tests should produce the perfect baby, nothing can be left to the luck of the draw. The state demands healthy babies and a lot of them too.

Van Heusden’s article, published in the Dutch Christian daily Trouw, portrays Israeli prenatal care as a military operation by a state obsessed with producing perfect babies. Her imagery is meant to conjure images of a cold Spartan state that breeds healthy children for military service. And of course, her carefully chosen language evokes memories of Nazi superbabies bred by pliant frauleins.

As van Heusden writes: “The chosen people have to be perfect.”

Ilse van Heusden’s Israeli doctors discovered that she carried the CMV virus, the reason she had to undergo multiple tests. In her article she admits that CMV can cause severe damage to the fetus. Yet van Heusden chooses to interpret the exquisite care she received—a non-Jew and a non-resident of the Jewish State—in the most negative light possible.

Ilse van Heusden’s article is a study in classic Jew-hatred using the Progressive rhetoric of the left.

Yochanan Visser of Missing Peace, wrote a point-by-point refutation of van Heusden’s vicious article and asked Trouw to print it as an Op-Ed.

Trouw didn’t even bother to reply.

That van Heusden is a Jew-hater is beyond question. That the Dutch newspaper Trouw is knowingly disseminating a rascist libel is also a simple fact.

But the problem goes beyond Jew-hatred. The lies and distortions about Jews/Israel have woven themselves into the fabric of European society to such an extent that the very media organs that are supposed to guard against such evil are, for the most part, enthusiastic supporters of a genocidal-yearning ideology.

Every article written by a van Heusden seeps into society like poison. The lies and distortions flow with ease because the groundwork for eliminationist Jew-hatred has a long and bloody history in Europe. And this Jew-hatred, disguised as intellectual anti-Zionism, is nourished by the Islamic jihadist fervor that has allied itself with the European left. This expedient marriage has produced a political and social miasma that is rapidly devouring Europe.

Decent people will spend hours writing point-by-point rebuttals of van Heusden’s poisonous libel, but the lies will already have found their receptive audience. And who will bother to read a thoughtful defense of Jews/Israel? It’s easy to spread lies; it takes but a few minutes to author such trash. But hours if not days go into proper research in order to refute the lies and present the truth.

Decency is at a disadvantage.

As in the Muslim world, delusions about Jews/Israel are the ties that bind societies that would otherwise fracture into warring tribes. There are no true Westphalian Arab states, just unruly clans and tribes held together by the leftover spit of the European colonial powers.

And in today’s Europe, slowly bowing to Sharia, their entitlement economies capsizing like the Carnival Cruise ship off the coast of Italy, the warm and familiar tunes of blaming the Jews for, well, everything, beckons like the suicidal call of Homer’s Sirens.

Here’s the link to van Heusden’s Facebook page.

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  1. Posted January 18, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

    What was this woman, whose anti-Semitism is so obvious and virulent, doing in Israel? Did she go there, expecting this treatment, and knowing that she’d publicly characterize it in the most sinister and distorted manner possible? It has me so confused I’m sure my ancestors are scratching their heads.

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    • kishke
      Posted January 18, 2012 at 6:11 pm | Permalink

      She was probably there to support the Palestinian terrorists. That’s usually why these Euro-lefties go there.

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      • kishke
        Posted January 18, 2012 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

        Notice, though, she did not go to Gaza to have her baby.

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  2. Bill Brandt
    Posted January 18, 2012 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    No good deed goes unpunished!

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  3. maya
    Posted January 18, 2012 at 7:55 am | Permalink

    What on earth?  This can at best be described as a strange, completely delusional article.  Even offering the excuse of a poor Google translation from the original Dutch, the article makes no sense.  

    She’s upset that they insisted on lots of tests on the off-chance the baby might be affected by it? 20% are not odds I would want to play around with if there was something I could do to make sure the baby was safe, and I’m pretty sure most expectant mothers feel the same way.  

    She also seems curiously unaware that other countries encourage people to have children via favorable monetary/tax policies – does the Netherlands? France certainly does, as does Singapore, Japan, and others, I’m sure. Her math skills are also apparently lacking – a smaller country producing a relatively high number of children is naturally going to have a high birthrate.  Comparing Israel’s birthrate to India or China is completely insane.  
    Most people would be grateful for such excellent medical care at a low cost. Subsidized IVF treatments? Making sure your baby is born healthy? Children running around are treated with indulgence and have their cheeks pinched in affection? The horror!

    I guess some people will stop at nothing to find fault, even if it means they cross the realm from misguided to downright crazy. 

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  4. Posted January 18, 2012 at 6:58 am | Permalink

    “Countless echos and blood tests should produce the perfect baby, nothing can be left to the luck of the draw. The state demands healthy babies and a lot of them too.”
    I don’t understand how she can reconcile (using her “logic”) Israel’s demand with producing perfect little Israeli Jews with the doctors and nurses giving her (a non-Jew and an anti-Semite) great medical care? After all, if Israel really wants to produce a world full of perfect little Jews, wouldn’t they have “botched” her medical care in order to speed up the process?
    I would also note that she’s an ungrateful little %@#*#!  What happened to giving thanks to the Lord for all our his blessings?

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  5. GW
    Posted January 18, 2012 at 1:40 am | Permalink

    A woman receives excellent medical care for an at risk pregnancy, then complains that it was too good.  Someone should ask why she didn’t ask to be treated at the finest Hamas facility?   I am embarrassed that a nominally Christian newspaper would publish such trash.  Do you remember the reporter a few years ago who was taken captive and raped by one of the Islamists she was interviewing, then upon her release she spoke out in her rapists defense.  This seems equally as surreal.

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  6. kishke
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 8:44 pm | Permalink

    It’s a pity they helped her. The child will likely grow to be like its mother. Resources were expended to bring yet another anti-Semite into the world.

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    • rachel7912
      Posted January 18, 2012 at 12:03 am | Permalink

      Yet that is not the way of our society – we value human life above all else and protect it even when it goes against our better interest, this is the way we treat Israeli Arabs and Palestinians and all people from all nations who need our care and we are in unique or only position to provide it even though we know they may like turn against us at first given chance. this is a truth about our society that is largely ignored in the international arena or even denied. Yet we continue to act according to this moral even though we know we will not get credit for it – that  getting credit for our love of all human life is besides the point, this is shown as we are often first to respond to international crisis, our military has a whole unit designated only for responding to international crisis; for our provision of medical care to our enemies; for our various efforts in striving for peace against all odds; and even in our providing our neighbors’ villages and cities with infrastructure that their own leaderships fail to establish.

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      • kishke
        Posted January 18, 2012 at 10:43 am | Permalink

        I value human life in general, but not the life of this woman who hates us, who is our enemy, in particular.

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  7. Johnny
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

    If she were to write about anything other than her hatred of Jews, she would be relegated to the tin-foil wearing kooks that see black helicopters constantly circling overhead and the government controlling our thoughts using microwave satellite dishes on top of every building.  There is no debating someone that would view her medical care in such a way.
    The problem is that instead of ignoring the paranoid musings of Van Heusden, she is given a platform to air her beliefs and is taken seriously by anyone that wants to beat Israel with any wild charge imaginable. Colleges throughout Europe and the U.S. are probably scrambling to invite her to speak on their campus.  She’ll be cited as an expert on the devious ways Jews control the world the way Cindy Sheehan was an expert on our military.  Another example of the liberals “reality” based view of the world.

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    • Robert J. Avrech
      Posted January 17, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Permalink


      You are quite right, Columbia University, will, no doubt invite van H to be a lecturer on Mideastern affairs. Her views are perfectly consonant with those held by a majority of their professors.

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  8. peter
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 10:54 am | Permalink

    Heinrich Himler, Adolf Eichman, Ilse Heusden, Joseph Goebbles. One cannot discern between the thoughts or worldview of any of them. Three of them were the architects of HaShoa.  One of them could certainly serve as one of many architects of a shoa chadesha.  Only time separates them.  Four individuals with biological minds, but inane souls.
    We face a world with millions upon millions of like minds/souls.
    2012 is going to be one heck of a challenging year.
    Be strong, have courage, have faith, and think out of the box and prepare.

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    • Robert J. Avrech
      Posted January 17, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Permalink


      Of course as a modern Progressive Van H will vigorously deny being a Jew-hater and fall back on the trope that she’s simply an anti-Zionist. But of course the new, shiny face of Jew-hatred is unrestrained anti-Zionism and the international left are the true heirs of Nazi ideology.

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  9. Robert J. Avrech
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 10:44 am | Permalink


    Thanks for your comment.

    I don’t believe van H is insane. She is a standard leftist European Jew-hater.

    But let’s for a moment assume that she is clinically insane. Are the editors of Trouw also insane? Obviously not. And they bear even greater responsibility for publishing such filth. Without them van H would never have a public voice. 

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  10. maizie13
    Posted January 17, 2012 at 10:37 am | Permalink

    That woman is just completely insane!  There is no other explanation. 

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