German TV airs message linking Berlin wall to Israel’s occupation

Berlin (QNN)- Germany’s second TV channel ZDF aired a text in Hebrew letters that reads “End the occupation” during the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

The public-service television station displayed the statement on the 18th-century neoclassical monument Brandenburg Gate, reported German newspaper Bild.

Israel’s ambassador to Germany, Jeremy Issacharoff, immediately criticized the move and described it as a “disgrace” and “exploiting” of the event for political goals against the occupation state.

Issacharoff also recalled the Holocaust as an excuse to prevent criticism of the occupation state and its practices.

“On November 9, we celebrated the fall of the Wall, but also dignifiedly recalled the pogrom night 81 years ago, which is also symbolic of the horrors of at the time approaching Holocaust,” said Issacharoff.

After an appearance by the singer Anna Loos on the German public-service television station ZDF, the show projected in large Hebrew letters the slogan on the stage “End the Occupation.” Bild said the slogan was aired during one of the most-viewed periods on German television.

On Saturday, Germany celebrated the 30th anniversary of the opening of the Berlin Wall, a decisive event in the fall of communism in Eastern Europe.

In 2002, the occupation state started building an apartheid wall on Palestinian land, dividing Palestinians cities and villages. The wall was inspired by the Berlin Wall, however the Israeli wall is much longer and higher.

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