Monday, November 10, 2014

Denmark: Kristallnacht exploited to raise money for Gaza

The Danish Jewish community is upset at the Red-Green Alliance (Socialists) in the Nørrebro district of Copenhagen.

The party, together with several other smaller organizations, is organizing an event commemorating Kristallnacht.  Proceeds will be donated to #112Gaza, a charity collecting funds for the purchase of 20 ambulances in Gaza.

Dan Rosenberg Asmussen, the head of the Jewish Community said that they are linking Kristallnacht with support for Gaza's political leadership, who are not willing to tolerate Israel as a neighbor.

The organizers reject the criticism and say the day is not a memorial day for Jews only and that Kristallnacht was the culmination of years of discrimination towards various groups.  The event's slogan is "no to discrimination in all its forms - Kristallnacht never again".

More: JydskeVestkysten here and here

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