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Palestinians from Syria Rally in Berlin in Support of BDS

Published : 30-06-2019

Palestinians from Syria Rally in Berlin in Support of BDS

Dozens of Palestinian refugees from Syria rallied in Berlin to speak up against a motion by the German parliament (Bundestag) defining the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement as anti-Semitic, and thus becoming the first major European parliament to do so.

The rally-goers lifted banners and yelled slogans condemning the simmering Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people and pushing the German government to take an unbiased stance regarding the Palestinian cause.

The motion, “Resist the BDS Movement – Fighting Antisemitism,” was sponsored by the Bundestag’s two largest parties – Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian-Democratic Union and the Social Democrat party – as well as the Green Party and the Free Democratic Party.

Although the motion is non-binding, its significance both within Germany and across Europe is likely to be profound.

On a European level, the motion could serve as a precedent for other parliaments to label BDS anti-Semitic. Several European countries have sought to crack down on the movement in recent years,

 

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/8833

Dozens of Palestinian refugees from Syria rallied in Berlin to speak up against a motion by the German parliament (Bundestag) defining the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement as anti-Semitic, and thus becoming the first major European parliament to do so.

The rally-goers lifted banners and yelled slogans condemning the simmering Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people and pushing the German government to take an unbiased stance regarding the Palestinian cause.

The motion, “Resist the BDS Movement – Fighting Antisemitism,” was sponsored by the Bundestag’s two largest parties – Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian-Democratic Union and the Social Democrat party – as well as the Green Party and the Free Democratic Party.

Although the motion is non-binding, its significance both within Germany and across Europe is likely to be profound.

On a European level, the motion could serve as a precedent for other parliaments to label BDS anti-Semitic. Several European countries have sought to crack down on the movement in recent years,

 

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/8833