Merkel’s state broadcaster denies Muslim anti-Semitism in Germany

You can see better with the Zweites? Not at all: Muslim anti-Semitism is consistently overlooked on public broadcaster Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF).

In a report, ZDF news programme “heute” called a Syrian-Palestinian refugee a champion “against Jew-hatred”. Yet the man is an open Israel-hater. “His” country has been occupied “for 73 years”, he declares on Facebook: “We are against Israel.” In other words, the founding of the Jewish state 73 years ago is already an illegal act for him!

But the ZDF report denies the anti-Semitic statements. “He condemns anti-Semitism, but Israel as well,” it says distortingly. His hatred of Israel is not classified. The absurd headline of the article: “Muslims against anti-Semitism.” ZDF did not answer a enquiry from the newspaper BILD about the programme.

ZDF comedian Jan Böhmermann (40) also does not want to know anything about Muslim anti-Semitism. “The only ‘imported anti-Semitism’ that really exists is that which is imported from the past,” he tweeted.

The reality of life for Jews in Germany looks different: in 2018, 41% of German Jews surveyed in an EU poll said that the perpetrators of anti-Semitic attacks were Muslims (right-wingers 20%, left-wingers 16%).

The satirical programme “heute show” drew a clear distinction on Twitter between “criticism of Israel” and anti-Semitism. Bitter: The ZDF programme ignores that there is a separate term only for criticism of the Jewish state. The words Syria-criticism, North Korea-criticism do not exist in German usage.

The “heute show” does not want to realise that the so-called “criticism of Israel” is not criticism of the Israeli government, but criticism of the Jewish state as such. Otherwise it would simply be called criticism of the Israeli government.

https://m.bild.de/politik/inland/politik-inland/bizarre-berichte-und-tweets-zdf-leugnet-muslimischen-antisemitismus-76570680,view=amp.bildMobile.html

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