I’ve said pretty much the same thing over the years, concerning Jew-hatred (antisemitism). The same voices who insist they’re against it, champion the importation of hundreds of thousands of Jew-hating Muslims into the West. You can’t brandish your credentials of being anti-antisemitism and then promote policies that enable antisemites/and their antisemitism.
“It seems paradoxical that Germany– as a country that is said to have learned from its horrendous past and which has a strong commitment to fighting antisemitism – is one of the strongest economic partners of a regime that blatantly denies the Holocaust.”
GERMAN JEWISH COUNCIL URGES END OF IRAN-GERMANY TRADE
The president of Germany’s roughly 100,000 member Central Council of Jews called on Thursday for an immediate end to Iranian-German business relations, alleging that the trade benefits the Islamic Republic’s terrorism and contradicts Berlin’s pledge that Israel’s security is non-negotiable.
In a statement to The Jerusalem Post, Dr. Josef Schuster, the head of the Central Council, did not mince words: “I endorse an immediate stop of any economic relation with Iran. Any trade with Iran means a benefit for radical and terrorist forces and a hazard and destabilization of the region.”
He added that “The Central Council of Jews in Germany has been criticizing German-Iranian trade relations for a long time. It seems paradoxical that Germany – as a country that is said to have learned from its horrendous past and which has a strong commitment to fighting antisemitism – is one of the strongest economic partners of a regime that blatantly denies the Holocaust and commits human rights abuses on a daily basis. Besides, Germany has included Israel’s security as a part of its raison d’etre. As a matter, of course, this should exclude doing business with a fanatic dictatorship that is calling for Israel’s destruction, pursuing nuclear weapons and financing terror organizations around the world.
“It is high time to ask oneself where the money that Iran is earning by this trade is going. Furthermore, we witness demonstrations in Iran of people that are yearning for freedom and equality. We should stand up for these people who are risking their lives because they are asking for rights that we here can fortunately take for granted. “
The Central Council serves as an umbrella organization for roughly 80 Jewish communities in Germany.
Germany remains one of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s most important trade partners. Roughly 120 German companies are active in Iran, with employees based in the Islamic Republic, and 10,000 German businesses conduct business with Iran. Germany exported $3.42 billion in goods to Iran in 2017.