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Hendrik Schmidt / dpa

The musician Gil Ofarim has made a confession before the Regional Court of Leipzig. The accusations against him are true. In October 2021, Ofarim had published a video in which he described how an employee of the Leipzig hotel »The Westin« had asked him to take off his Star of David necklace before checking in.

Turning to the hotel manager, the musician said: "Mr. W., I would like to apologize to you, I'm sorry, I deleted the video." The hotel manager, who also acted as a joint plaintiff, accepted the apology.

Ofarim had made accusations of anti-Semitism against a Leipzig hotel in a video in October 2021. The video went viral on social media. According to the Leipzig public prosecutor's office, however, the incident did not happen that way. After extensive investigations, an indictment against Ofarim followed. The case against the hotel manager was dropped.

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