Brussels Times uses photo of haredi Jew for coronavirus worldwide article

Brussels
- The Brussels Times, an English language Brussels-based publication, shared an article on Sunday night reporting on the number of coronavirus cases worldwide with the article photo showing an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man with a medical mask standing at the Western Wall.

The choice of photograph received a large wave of negative responses online, some suggesting it to be "uncomfortable" and others accusing the publication of antisemitism.

Israel's Ambassador to Belgium Emmanuel Nahshon tweeted in response, "why did you put a picture of an Orthodox Jew as illustration of your report on worldwide #Covid19 deaths ? It’s unnecessary and unpleasant. Please take it off . Thank you ."

Source: Jpost