BDS event triggers outrage in Germany

The executive board of the nearly 1,000-member Jewish community in Bonn, which is situated in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, wrote in a second letter to Manfred Lohmann, the executive director of the Foundation Pfennigsdorf: “We Jews in Bonn remember on November, 10 the atrocities of the Night of the Broken Glass and its consequences. This remembrance day should call attention to what can happen if one does not nip things in the bud. It began with a public call ‘Don’t buy from Jews’. The continuation and the consequences are sufficiently known. In this respect, we are of the view that any appearance from representatives of BDS groups–and those sympathetic to BDS–are not only anti-Israel, but tainted with antisemitic tendencies…and affects our Jewish citizens in Bonn.” The Bonn Jewish community ended its letter urging Lohmann to cancel the slated hate festival.