Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Germany: Bremen Jewish community accuses pro-Palestinians of antisemitism

The speaker in this event is Arn Strohmeyer who wrote the book "Antisemitism - Philosemitism and the Palestine conflict, Hitler's long and disastrous shadow".

Strohmeyer  denies that he 'ever questioned Israel's right to exist', but it really doesn't take a genious to figure out that this is not 'criticism of Israeli policies' but rather 'criticism of the very basis of Israel's foundation'.

Via Jerusalem Post (h/t Honestly Concerned)
German cultural center cancels anti-Israel event ahead of Holocaust Remembrance Day

The director of the publicly-funded cultural center in the northern Germany city of Bremen on Monday pulled the plug on an anti-Israel event seeking to demonize the Jewish state.

The event, “Antisemitismus – Philosemitism and the Palestinian Conflict” was organized by the German-Palestinian Society and the Middle East Forum Bremen.

The anti-Zionist talk was slated to take place one day before International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Wednesday.

André Städler, spokesman for Bremen’s Mayor Carsten Sieling, told the Post that he “welcomes” the decision to cancel the event, adding, “Bremen sharply condemns every form of anti-Semitism including attempts to question Israel’s right to exist.”

The deputy representative of the Bremen Jewish community, Grigori Pantijelew, told the Post on Monday that “Arn Strohmeyer, Detlef Griesche and other members of this group have defamed the Jewish community in Bremen for years.”

In an email to the Post, Strohmeyer wrote the he is “very outraged” that his talk was canceled. He said the refusal means that “freedom of speech was threatened in a bad manner.”

He said his lecture will still take place at another location.

“I have never questioned Israel’s right to exist and never will.” He added that “the allegation of anti-Semitism from certain Jewish circles serves as an instrument to silence critics of Israel’s policies.”

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