Berlin pro-Palestinians steer clear of anti-Semitism

Just before pro-Palestinian demonstrators march through the streets of Berlin to mark Al-Quds Day, chief organizer Jurgen Grassmann emphasized that the march is not against Jews, only Zionists. “The Zionists will try to provoke us. Jews are our brothers, Zionists are our enemies.”

Below Grassman stand two members of Neturei Karta, covered with anti-Israel paraphernalia and holding placards proclaiming, in German, that “Judaism opposes the Zionist state.”

After reports emerged recently of anti-Semitic chants and acts at pro-Palestinian rallies in Europe, particularly in France, the German police had warned the organizers to tone down the demonstrations and avoid anti-Semitic rhetoric.

— Micki Weinberg

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