Berlin (dpa) - Federal Justice Minister Christine Lambrecht (SPD) and other federal politicians expressed their solidarity with Israel and the Jewish community in Germany at a Jewish service in Berlin.

«All over Israel, especially in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, extremists practice age.

This terror makes you stunned and angry, ”said Lambrecht.

With a view to rallies and anti-Semitic attacks in Germany, the minister emphasized: "There is no justification for shouting anti-Semitic slogans or for burning Israeli flags."

Minister of State for Culture Monika Grütters (CDU) and the Greens' candidate for Chancellor Annalena Baerbock made similar statements. "When Israel's cities and villages are attacked with hundreds of rockets, we cannot, must not and do not want to remain silent," said Grütters in the evening. Baerbock had already emphasized shortly before the event: «Anti-Semitic attacks, the burning of Israeli flags, hatred and agitation against people in our midst are not part of the democratic discourse, but an attack on human dignity, no matter from whom or from where he comes." The anti-Semitism commissioner of the federal government, Felix Klein, also came to the service.

The Israeli ambassador to Germany, Jeremy Issacharoff, thanked the guests.

He emphasized the peaceful coexistence of Jewish and Arab communities in Israel.

“Together we will not allow Hamas to undermine this coexistence.

Hamas has no agenda of peace, it only has an agenda of terror. "


After the violent escalation of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas, there were anti-Semitic and anti-Israeli demonstrations in several cities in Germany.

Israel flags were lit. In Gelsenkirchen, 180 people marched from the station forecourt towards the synagogue and chanted anti-Semitic slogans.

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