German aid agency GIZ probes anti-Semitic Facebook posts

German aid organization GIZ has said it is investigating complaints about numerous anti-Semitic Facebook posts by its employees. An Israeli monitoring group claims anti-Israeli sentiment is widespread in the agency.

The German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) on Wednesday said it was investigating anti-Semitic Facebook posts allegedly made by a number of employees.

Israel’s Jerusalem Post newspaper launched an investigation into the posts after they were brought to light by watchdog group NGO Monitor. Among the examples was a post including an Israeli flag with the Star of David replaced by a Nazi swastika.

“Today, Facebook posts from some employees of the GIZ commenting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict were made public,” said a statement from GIZ.