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Solidarity prayer for Israel in Berlin Chabad congregation

The Jewish Chabad community invited to a “solidarity prayer” in their synagogue on Friday evening - and a remarkable number of high-ranking politicians from the federal government, city and district came to the “on the occasion of the ongoing rocket terror of Hamas” in Wilmersdorf. Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal said the presence of the politicians was a "great sign of encouragement" for the Jewish community. He told the Berliner Zeitung: "It is now above all important that we send a signal that we want a powerful, happy Judaism in Germany and that we do not accept that Jewish life in Germany is being attacked."

Minister of State for Culture Monika Grütters told this newspaper: “We cannot accept that foreign policy interests of other states are breaking out on German soil. Burning Israeli flags, attacking synagogues and shouting anti-Semitic slogans cannot go unpunished. ”This also applies to groups from other cultures who have immigrated to Germany. Grütters: "Anyone who comes here must know that Israel's right to exist is the reason of state in Germany." Nobody should disturb peaceful German-Jewish coexistence through acts of violence. Grütters said: "We must not allow anti-Semitism to spread in the guise of criticism of Israel."

In her speech, Grütters said that she also wanted to strengthen educational work in migrant milieus. Federal Justice Minister Christine Lambrecht said, “There must be no place for hatred of Jews in Germany”. She said Germany was on the side of Israel: "The Israeli flag should be hoisted in front of every town hall in Germany."

The Green Chancellor candidate Annalena Baerbock said with regard to the Hamas rockets, "The terror is directed against togetherness": "We have to support Israel to defend itself against existential threats." The fight against anti-Semitism is "not just about Israel." , but about our democracy ”. This starts with "hidden conspiracy theories". Baerbock said: “We democrats do not allow ourselves to be divided in the election campaign.” Israel's ambassador Jeremy Issacharoff said that Germany, through its solidarity, shows an attitude towards Israel that is outstanding in Europe.