August 27th, 2009

President of the Central Council: Israel has the right to defend itself

Frankfurt – The President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany , Charlotte Knobloch, has re-affirmed Israel 's right to self-defence. "According to the UN Charter, every state has the right to defend itself, and Israel has this right, too," she said. In an interview with the Frankfurter Neue Presse newspaper, she stressed Israel 's right to a pre-emptive strike against Iran . "Today the world is standing by and doing nothing about Teheran's nuclear armament and extermination threats. Just like the English and the French did nothing about the Nazis in 1939," said Knobloch. She also expressed her support for the German military involvement in Afghanistan . "I support the deployment of German soldiers in Afghanistan because their objective it to help people live in peace and equality." (27.08.2009)