November 21, 2016 | The Jerusalem Post

Pro-Iran group to urge Germans to vote Israel is illegal

The radical Islamic pro-Iran regime NGO “The Feather” announced that it will urge Germans  to reject Israel’s existence on Saturday at an information stand in the the northern German city of Delmenhorst in the state of Lower Saxony.

The Feather, which shows a photograph of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on its website,  announced the vote on its Facebook page.

The Weser-Kurier paper reported that The Feder member Hassan Mohsen said “the citizens have the possibility to drop a chip in a box for or against “ the creation of Israel. “It is our conviction that Israel should have never been founded,” said Mohsen. Pedro Benjamin Becerra, the chairman of the Jewish community Delmenhorst, told the paper that The Feder's activity is “incitement to hate.“

The German-Israeli Friendship Society in Oldenburg plans to hold a counter-information stand across from The Feder’s booth in Delmenhorst—a  city of nearly  75,000.

According to The Feder’s website, the organization was founded in 2007. The group wrote that they are “supporters of the Islamic Revolution.“

The governor of Lower Saxony Stephan Weil is an aggressive supporter of trade with the Islamic Republic of Iran. He traveled to Iran in April with a 30 member business delegation. The NWZ newspaper reported that Weil met with former Iranian president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and both men engaged “in reciprocal praise of the good tradition of German-Iranian relations.”

Rafsanjani previously said: “Application of an atomic bomb would not leave anything in Israel, but the same thing would just produce damages in the Muslim world.”

The State of Lower Saxony has been embroiled in a series of antisemitic scandals targeting Israel, including leaders of a local teachers’ union in Oldenburg that advocate a full boycott of the Jewish state. The public school teacher Christoph Glanz has zealously pursued a BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) campaign against Israel in Lower Saxony.

In response to the idea to eradicate the Jewish state and resettle Israelis in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, Glanz wrote “an absurd idea? I don’t think so.”

Glanz’s desire to abolish Israel mirrors the former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has denied the Holocaust and called for Israel to be wiped off the map. Ahmadinejad said in 2005: “If European countries claim that they have killed Jews in World War II… why don’t they provide the Zionist regime with a piece of Europe.”

Ahmadinejad added, “Germany and Austria can provide… two or three provinces for this regime to establish itself, and the issue will be resolved.” The Lower Saxony school authorities are currently investigating Glanz for alleged Jew-hatred and misconduct.

Benjamin Weinthal is a senior fellow at the Foundation of Defense of Democracies. 


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