and looked around and saw crap like this all around me, I'd be liquidating assets and finding someplace else to go.
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.