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  • 14.06.2010

    Demonstration in solidarity with Israel

    Cologne – "The vat of hatred that is being poured out against Israel is unspeakable," said the Vice-President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Dr. Dieter Graumann, at a large pro-Israeli demonstration titled "Fair play for Israel – for truth and solidarity" that took place in Cologne on 13 June 2010 ...

  • 01.06.2010

    Gaza incident: Central Council calls for calm

    The Central Council of Jews in Germany has called for calm in the debate over the Israeli raid on an international aid flotilla. "We should keep a cool head instead of spouting hot air," said the Central Council's Vice-President, Dieter Graumann, in an interview with the news agency ddp. He said that while it was entirely legitimate to ask whether Israel's actions were proportionate, he thought "the cascade of hatred" pouring down on Israel was exaggerated ...

  • 14.04.2010

    Central Council’s Secretary General criticises half-hearted prosecution of Nazi criminals

    The Secretary General of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Stephan J. Kramer, has described Germany's efforts to come to terms with its Nazi past as "half-hearted and hypocritical". He told the newspaper Rheinland am Sonntag that the case of the mass murderer Martin Sandberger, who had lived undisturbed in a German nursing home, was a further demonstration of "how little interest Germany had had in prosecuting Nazi criminals during all those years" ...

  • 07.04.2010

    Central Council criticises German business relations with Iran

    In an interview with the DAPD news agency, the Vice-President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Dieter Graumann, has harshly criticised German companies doing business with Iran. He said such companies deserved "shame and contempt" for their "de-facto complicity with Tehran's regime of terror" and called on the government to adopt sanctions against Iran ...

  • 14.03.2010

    Central Council criticises orientation of expellee foundation

    Berlin/Frankfurt – The Vice-President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Salomon Korn, has demanded a re-orientation of the Foundation Flight, Expulsion, Reconciliation. In the latest issue of the magazine Der Spiegel, he warned he would suspend his membership in the Foundation's board if the subject of expulsion was not discussed "in the context of the Second World War and of Nazi crimes against humanity" ...

  • 12.03.2010

    Central Council criticises Israel's recent settlement plans

    Berlin – The Central Council of Jews in Germany has criticised Israeli plans to build new Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem. The Council's Vice-President, Dieter Graumann, told the online edition of the daily Handelsblatt that the plans were a "wrong signal at the wrong moment", politically unfortunate and potentially harmful ...

  • 22.02.2010

    Central Council's Vice-President: Anti-Semitism is widespread among Muslim immigrants

    Munich/Frankfurt – The Vice-President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Dieter Graumann, has warned of the danger of growing anti-Semitism among Muslim immigrants. He told the Focus magazine that the level of anti-Semitism was "alarmingly high", particularly among youths of Arab descent. "This problem cannot be dodged or pushed away," he said ...

  • 28.01.2010

    Charlotte Knobloch calls for stronger efforts to fight far-right extremism

    Munich – On the occasion of the Holocaust Remembrance Day, the President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Charlotte Knobloch, called for stronger efforts to fight racism and anti-Semitism. "This day reminds us that – considering the scale of the crime – it is our duty not to give a forum to anti-democrats," she said at a commemoration ceremony held in the Bavarian Parliament on 27 January ...

  • 21.01.2010

    Initiative to memorialize mass gravesites in Eastern Europe

    Berlin – On January 20, one week before the Holocaust Remembrance Day, an initiative was launched to memorialize the sites of mass killings in Russia, Ukraine, and other Eastern European countries. In addition to the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and other international Jewish organisations, the initiative is supported by the Central Council of Jews in Germany ...

  • 16.01.2010

    HHLA cancels its project in Iran after harsh criticism

    Hamburg/Berlin – The Hamburg port operator HHLA, principally owned by the city of Hamburg, has cancelled its plans to participate in the expansion of the main commercial port of Iran. The project was harshly criticised by the Central Council of Jews in Germany after it became public. "With this project, HHLA is in good company with Siemens and other major German enterprises that have, for decades, maintained close and trustful trade relations with the regime in Teheran ...

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