During the live show at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin a Hebrew lettering will be displayed. He demands an end to the occupation.
Unity celebration Berlin: Anti-Israel lettering causes scandal
During the Celebration of the Fall of the Berlin Wall at the Brandenburg Gate, it has come to a scandal. In the live show on Saturday broadcasted by ZDF, singer Anna Loos became a Hebrew singer lettering displayed, its translation "End the occupation" and alluded to the conflict between Israel and Palestine.
Now the Jewish community in Berlin is irritated. The Green politician Volker Beck has submitted a program complaint. The organizer apologized. At first the internet portal "Ruhrbarone" reported about it.
The commission for anti-Semitism at the Jewish Community in Berlin, Sigmount A. KOnigsberg, told the Berliner Morgenpost: "What does this have to do with the unitary celebration? This has nothing to look for. "The short message service Twitter wrote KOnigsberg:" Apparently, today you can unpack again the old motto, on the German being to recover the world. "
Hebrew lettering on anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall: organizer apologizes
The Hebrew lettering became during the stage show to 30 years wall fall
at the Brandenburg Gate with other slogans and pictures, which have references to protest movements. Organizer of the evening was the Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH. Culture Manager Moritz van Dulmen told the Berliner Morgenpost: "The lettering is unwise. We apologize for that. "
Behind it no political intention had been hidden. Rather, it is a mishap. At the live show, the pictures and sayings of several protest movements have been shown. The Hebrew belonged to the "Women in Black" – an anti-war movement that was founded in Jerusalem in the late 1960s and in which mothers from Palestine and Israel organize themselves, whose sons were killed. Meanwhile, the protest movement has thousands of members and supporters worldwide. "The statement must therefore be seen in this context," said van Dulmen.
Green politician Beck told the "Berliner Morgenpost" that Israel is often presented in Germany in a wrong context. "Even if it was a mistake, Mr. Bellut (director of ZDF, d. Red.) Should apologize to the Israeli ambassador." The apology of the Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH is credible, but one should consult with those who have put together the pictures, put it together, Beck continues.
The 9th of November is not only the date of the fall of the Berlin Wall, but also the Reichsprogromnacht 1938, it was alone on the night of November 10, 400 Jews murdered.
This text first appeared on www.morgenpost.de.