I am closely following news from media inside and outside of Germany. However it is sometimes hard to find a news site that is not violently anti-Israel. Spiegel Online is up to date and has a few good commentators (very few), sometimes I check out faz.net (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung). I wouldn’t know where to turn elsewhere inside Germany. Most British news sites (and most French) have become rally points for a whole range of pro-Hamas bias. So I stick with Jpost and Ynet. Sad enough that I had to go to an Israeli news site to pick up this article, which should have been in all German news outlets, because it reports the massive attacks that Germans who are pro-Israel (let alone Jewish) have to endure in voicing their opinion:
"A court in the German capital struck down an administrative ban on Hamas flags, clothing and banners on Friday, but left in place the ban on invoking Hamas Foreign Minister Mahmoud Zahar’s call to murder Israeli children worldwide.
The decision paved the way for supporters of the Islamist movement to march in anti-Israeli rallies on Saturday with pro-Hamas paraphernalia.
The German Peace Council and the Palestinian community in Berlin prevailed in their effort to revoke the administrative order issued by Ehrhart Körting, the Social Democratic Party commissioner for security in Berlin, that banned use of Hamas flags.
However, the court prohibited calls to murder Israelis at the demonstrations.
Körting told the Berlin Morgenpost daily “that because of their terrorist attacks, and especially their constant rocket attacks on Israeli citizens, Hamas has been on the European Union’s list of terrorist organizations since September 2003. Support for Hamas in Germany through demonstrations justifies the rocket attacks on Israel and encourages Hamas to undertake further rocket attacks.”
Körting added that if a court permits support for “verifiably anti-constitutional and anti-Semitic organizations “due to freedom of speech protections, other ways must be found to restrict pro-Hamas activity.
Anti-Israeli demonstrations across Germany have been marked by calls to “kill, kill Israelis” and “kill, kill Jews,” as well as “Jews out” of Germany and Israel.
A political commentator in the Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger wrote a column titled “About looking away and forgetting” that “blatant anti-Semitism is blossoming. Germany is currently experiencing perhaps the largest anti-Jewish manifestations since World War II. Jews are called child-murderers, and Israel is compared with the Third Reich.”
Please read the full article at jpost
While some parts of this article, I had learned from German news sites, but jpost beats them all in finally showing the whole picture of the situation.
I do understand that there are a few brave souls who speak up against this bias, but they are greatly outnumbered. Not discussing the Gaza Operation, anti-Hamas protestors should undoubtedly be supported by all mainstream media – if they feel they are speaking in favor of democratic principles and western ideals. If not, they might as well donate their mastheads to the cause of global jihad.
May the following week be a week of safety for all Jews and Israelis, a week of victory for Israel, for the cause of peace for the people in Gaza, and a week of defeat for Hamas and their likes.