Well done to Klaus Lederer, leader of the Left Party in Berlin, for defying his party’s anti-Israel position and speaking at a pro-Israel demonstration in Germany’s capital city on Sunday.
The Jewish Community of Berlin invited leading politicians from Berlin’s five political parties to speak at the rally.
Lederer “told the Israel supporters that the slogan ‘Kill, kill Israel,’ used at demonstrations across Germany, was ‘intolerable.’ Lederer slammed the protesters for using the Gaza conflict as an opportunity to ‘make an anti-Semitic soup’ in Germany.”
Unfortunately another “leftwing” speaker, Berlin’s Green Party leader Franziska Eichstädt-Bohlig, “devoted most of her talk to criticizing Israel.”
Pro-Israel demonstrations were also held in Munich and Frankfurt.