Lebanese parliament speaker Nabih Berri made an anti-Semitic remark on Wednesday, four days after meeting in Beirut with U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), who is Jewish.

“How do you identify a Jew? Simple: If you see a pregnant woman, throw a gold coin under or near her. If the fetus jumps out of its mom’s womb and takes gold, you’ll immediately know it’s a Jew,” Berri said in an interview with Lebanese daily newspaper Al Joumhouria.

Berri, 81, has been in his political position since 1992.

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