Anti-Semitism: Faeser outraged by hatred of Jews at a demo in Berlin

Faeser outraged about hatred of Jews at demonstration in Berlin

Interior Minister Nancy Faeser sees no place for anti-Semitism in Germany. Photo: Kay Nietfeld/dpa

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Once again opponents of Israel took to the streets in Berlin – also with openly expressed hatred of Jews and attacks on journalists.

Anti-Israel demonstrations in Berlin over the weekend sparked outrage over anti-Jewish statements. Interior Minister Nancy Faeser (SPD) emphasized on Sunday that there was no place for anti-Semitism in Germany.

The rule of law must act consistently. “We must never get used to anti-Semitic insults – no matter where and from whom they come.”

The CDU MP Paul Ziemiak spoke of a scandal and criticized: “What we are experiencing here in terms of Islamic anti-Semitism is a disgrace to our capital.” If you close your eyes to it, you are guilty.

Investigations into sedition

Several hundred pro-Palestinian demonstrators marched through Kreuzberg and Neukölln on Saturday. According to the police, there were crimes and arrests. A spokesman said it was being investigated for anti-Semitic and hate speech. More details should be communicated on Sunday.

According to observers, anti-Jewish statements such as “dirty Jew” were heard in the elevator on Saturday evening. During the demonstration, journalists were also kicked, pushed and beaten, the German Union of Journalists said. The police did not respond to calls for help and instructed journalists to follow the demonstration.

The police initially only said that the meeting management had excluded people under the Freedom of Assembly Act. “We were in contact with both sides.” The emergency services should have protected the press.

Only on Friday there was a pro-Palestinian demonstration in Neukölln. According to the police, stones were thrown, officers were injured, firecrackers were set off and firecrackers were thrown. The police spoke of “extremely emotional participants” who accused Israel of aggression in Jerusalem.


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