Thursday, April 26, 2018

Germany: A mere 2,000 people in Berlin protested against anti-Semitism

Benjamin Weinthal: "Internalize this: a mere 2,000 people in Berlin protested below against anti-Semitism. Many of the protestors were Jews. There are 3.7 million people in Berlin. Lessons of the Holocaust?"

Matthew Karnitschnig (POLITICO Chief Europe Correspondent): "By comparison, somewhere between 150,000 and 250,000 people turned out to protest the TTIP trade deal in 2015."

Via The Jerusalem Post (Jeremy Sharon):
Jews and non-Jews staged kippa-wearing solidarity marches in German cities on Wednesday evening in response to an assault last week by a Syrian refugee of Palestinian descent against a man wearing a kippa.

The man assaulted was actually an Arab Israeli who was testing whether wearing a kippa in Berlin would lead to an antisemitic attack.

In Berlin, more than 2,000 people participated in the kippa march, a police spokesman said, while rallies were also held in Cologne, Erfurt, Magdeburg and Potsdam.

Kippot were handed out at the Berlin rally, and numerous German politicians attended to show their support for the Jewish community, including Mayor Michael Müller and senior Christian Democratic Union politician Volker Kauder, who both wore kippot for the event.
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The attack:

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