Israeli Minister: Belgians Should Stop Eating Chocolate, Start Focusing on Muslims

After Brussels attacks, Yisrael Katz says there is an effort to destroy Western culture.

Shiran Granot

A day after attacks in Brussels, which killed 31 people, Yisrael Katz, Israel's transportation minister, said the Belgians should stop eating chocolate and embracing liberalism and instead focus on Muslims in their communities who are involved in terrorism.

"If in Belgium they continue eating chocolate, and if they continue to enjoy life and to appear as great liberals and democrats, and do not recognize that some of the Muslims are organizing terror, they will not be able to fight them," Katz, a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party, told state radio on Wednesday.

The minister has been outspoken over the past two days, saying immediately after the attack that there was a sustained effort to destroy Western culture.

Netanyahu told the pro-Israel AIPAC lobby on Tuesday that terrorists seek "our utter destruction and their total domination."