06.02.2012 13.Schwat. 5772
Trotz starker Gegenargumente:
Decision provokes outrage among Israeli and American NGOs; Wiesenthal Center associate dean: ‘Pastor Raheb uses theological garb to demonize the Jewish people.’
Roman Herzog, the president of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1994 to 1999, is slated to deliver a speech next week in honor of Reverend Mitri Raheb, a fiercely anti-Israel Palestinian Lutheran leader in Bethlehem who has argued that Jews have no right to be present in Israel.
The decision by Herzog and Media Control, a German NGO, to praise Raheb has sparked criticism from US and Israeli NGOs. In a statement on Sunday, the Simon Wiesenthal Center urged Herzog to cancel his keynote address at the event….