Anti-Israel bigotry and bias anti-Semitism



German politician: Israel’s security fence is worse than communist Berlin Wall


A nun hurries by the security barrier toward the checkpoint from Jerusalem on her way to pray by the spot where Jesus Christ is believed to have been born in Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity. (photo credit:YOSSI ZAMIR)

Berlin — Israeli organizations slammed Uwe Kekeritz, a German Green Party MP, on Thursday for claiming that Israel’s security fence and border system to stop Palestinian terrorism is worse than the Berlin Wall.

In comparison with Israel’s security borders, “the Berlin Wall is a toy” said the Bavarian politician in a nearly four minute video posted on YouTube in August. He spoke at a reportedly anti-Israel June event sponsored by the German Protestant Church.

Efraim Zuroff, the chief Nazi hunter of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the director of its Jerusalem office, told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday, “It is obvious that Green MP Uwe Kekertiz learned nothing about the larger picture about Middle East politics and history during his visit to Israel.”

“To the best of my knowledge, the Berlin Wall was not built to stop terrorists from committing suicide attacks against West Berlin civilians, (it was) rather to prevent East Germans from fleeing to freedom in the West. And the number of people shot by communist authorities far outnumbers any casualties at Israel’s security fence,” said Zuroff.

He questioned whether Kekeritz made the comparison “out of genuine ignorance or anti-Semitism.”

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One Response

  1. Uwe Kekerit , German Greens Party …..

    That explains why he has no clue at all about history or why the Russians had the wall built. As Zuroff said – to keep the East Germans in, not the Westerners out!

    Why are so many politicians so effing stupid?

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