Berlin Protesters Display Extreme Anti-Semitic Rhetoric at Anti-Israel Rally
In a video taken at a Pro-Islamist and anti-Israel rally Thursday, scores of protests were heard chanting in German, “Jew, Jew, cowardly pig, come on out and fight on your own” ("Jude, Jude, feiges Schwein, komm heraus und kampf allein").
Germany’s Jewish community condemned the riot-like event, calling it an “explosion of evil and violent hatred of Jews.
Protesters were seen waving Palestinian flags and showcasing signs of former PLO chief Yasser Arafat. The former Palestinian President had strong ideological ties to Nazi Germany, as he was an apprentice of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem. The Mufti, which some argue was the first Palestinian leader, had negotiated a truce with former German Nazi Party leader Adolf Hitler with the shared goal of trying to wipe the Jews off of the planet.
The crowd could be heard yelling “Allahu Akbar” (God is greater), “Death to Israel”, and “Zionists are fascists, killing children and civilians.”
A Berlin imam has been using his sermons to ask Allah to kill the Jews “to the very last one,” according to a video published by Israel’s Haaretz newspaper.
The President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany said of the ongoing anti-Semitic activities: “We are currently experiencing in this country an explosion of evil and violent hatred of Jews, which shocks and dismays all of us.” He continued, “We would never in our lives have thought it possible anymore that anti-Semitic views of the nastiest and most primitive kind can be chanted on German streets.” He demanded “clear and loud condemnations from politicians, the media, and civil society… Jews are once again openly threatened in Germany and sometimes attacked.”
German Chancellor Angela Merkel weighed in on the anti-Jewish rhetoric throughout Berlin. Her spokesman said, “The chancellor and the entire German government condemn the anti-Semitic remarks… These outbursts are an attack on freedom and tolerance and an attempt to shake the foundations of our free and democratic system. We cannot and will not tolerate this.”
Chancellor Merkel will “continue to stand up for the security of Jewish citizens,” said spokesman Georg Streiter.