A few years ago the Jerusalem Post published an article about Cologne’s tolerance of an egregious antisemitic installation in front of the Cologne cathedral.
Since a few weeks the killing of all Jews is called justified resistance in front of the Cologne Cathedral!
The actor and blogger, Gerd Buurmann, has been battling with the Cologne authorities for years to have this offensive exhibit removed. A reader of his blog wrote a letter to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) with a request for help. The only response she received was a mail claiming that the matter had been resolved.
She wrote a letter to Mr. Blizowsky, Director of International Relations Tel Aviv, with the request to put the city partnership with Cologne on hold or suspend it altogether until the antisemitic exhibit is removed. Until today she received no response from Mr. Blizowsky.
It is time for more people to ask the authorities of Tel Aviv why the city continues a partnership with a city that permits such a public display of antisemitism on city grounds and why the ADL does not support people like Gerd Buurmann, Robert Cohn, and others, in their fight against an antisemitic display which is apparently protected by officials in Cologne.
the following two letter were written a few days ago. Please, take a little of your time and sent them, too. The people addressed seem not to realize how disgustingly antisemitic the whole situation in front of the Cologne Cathedral is. The ADL believes, everything is resolved!
No it’s not!
A letter to the ADL:
Dear Ms. Apple,
I have corrected your misconception that the anti-semitic “exhibit” issue has been resolved and have pointed out that this is a permanent installation. For the latest posters, see:
I respectfully request that the ADL address this blatant case of public anti-semitism and look forward to hearing from you about the steps the ADL has taken to put pressure on the city of Cologne to remove this affront to Israelis, Jews, and decent people in general. Thank you.
You can contact the ADL here.
A letter to the Tel-Aviv municipality:
Dear Mr. Schwartz,
On 9/6/14 I wrote the following letter to Mr. Blizowski:
In your partner city Cologne, Germany, there is the so-called “Klagemauer” run by two individuals, Walter Hermann and Klaus Franke. Under the guise of support for Gaza, Israel and Jews in general are maligned, depicted as warmongers, and worse. Their poster, “Hamas=Volks-Widerstand” (sic), calls for the murder of Jews, as this is clearly the agenda of Hamas. For further information, see:
Several people have reported these clearly anti-semitic slogans and posters to the police and to the mayor of Cologne, yet nothing is done about this egregious “exhibit.” I respectfully request that you either put this city partnership on hold until Cologne removes this affront to Jews and humanity in general, or cancel the partnership altogether.
Several other people have also written letters to Mr. Blizowski:
To date, we have not heard from him or his office. Therefore, I am writing to you in hopes of learning that the Tel Aviv municipality will address this issue. Thank you.
You can contact the Tel-Aviv municipality here.
take some time and write letters, too. Cologne hosts one of the most horrific antisemitic installation in all of Europe. It is time to speak up!
“If I am not for myself, then who will be for me? And when I am for myself, then what am “I”? And if not now, when?” (Rabbi Hillel)