Merkel’s government is ‘undermining solidarity with Israel’
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
Octobber 1, 2020
The commissioner to combat antisemitism in the German state of Hesse launched a fiery attack on the reportedly anti-Israel bias of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government at the UN.
Uwe Becker, who is also the president of the German-Israel friendship society, told The Jerusalem Post, following Germany’s abstention last week at the UN on an anti-Israel resolution, that “even in times of rapprochement between Israel and the Arab states, interested countries continue their smear theater at the United Nations and once again pillory the Jewish state. Now there must be an end to the ducking away. Germany’s abstention only strengthens Israel’s enemies at the UN and weakens the efforts for peace in the region.”
He continued that “I am very disappointed about Germany’s vote after a new resolution on the alleged violations of women’s rights by Israel,” adding that “Germany is undermining solidarity with Israel if it does not finally take a clear and unequivocal stand at the United Nations against the politically staged permanent condemnation of Israel. Neutrality is inappropriate when the moral verdict of guilt is passed oBecker, widely considered the most forceful German political advocate for the security of the state of Israel, said “Attitude and backbone are required, not passivity and diplomatic kowtowing. If, at the end of a vote, Israel is the only country in the world accused of violating women’s rights and countries decide to do so where women have virtually no rights, then the German side should finally wake up.”n Israel.”