A former Lebanese government minister said last week that he likes Germany because “they hate Jews and burned them.” He was speaking on Al-Jadid/New TV in Lebanon on July 4.The clip was found and translated by MEMRI (Middle East Media Research Institute), and screened on its MEMRITV.org television monitor project. Wiam Wahhab, known to be pro-Syrian, served as Lebanon’s Minister of the Environment from 2004-5.Asked whom he supports in the World Cup, Wahhab said, “ “I support Germany in politics and Brazil in soccer. … I like the Germans because they hate the Jews and burned them” – and then laughed heartily.He also said in the interview that if the current situation in southern Lebanon continues, UNIFIL could find itself under attack.