Report: German government-funded aid workers circulate anti-Semitic images

Numerous members of a German state-funded aid agency have circulated anti-Semitic imagery online, NGO-Monitor reported. Among the posted content was an Israeli flag bearing a Nazi swastika and an image depicting Israel as a two headed monster.
Caricature accusing Israel of misusing anti-Semitism Photo Credit: Ulrich Nitschke’s Facebook post

Members of a German government-owned aid agency have circulated a number of anti-Semitic images and statements on social media, revealed a report in NGO-Monitor. The individuals work at the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), which seeks to implement sustainable development and international education around the world.

One of the members, a project manager at GIZ headquarters in Germany, has posted such images as the Israeli flag with the Star of David replaced by a Nazi swastika, as well as an anti-Semitic caricature depicting Israel as a two-headed monster.

Other members accused Israel of misusing the term anti-Semitism and reportedly claimed a “Hebrew spring” has led to the downfall of Iraq’s Saddam Hussein and Libya’s Muammar Qaddafi.

Meanwhile, the Jerusalem Post reported on Tuesday that the GIZ has fired an employee stationed in Jordan for pro-Israel comments on social media. The employee told the newspaper that she faced a wave of criticism and was eventually fired due to stating on a Facebook post that if Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi slapped a Jordanian soldier, she “would have been immediately shot.” The employee did not respond to reporters’ inquiries regarding the anti-Semitic images circulated by members on Facebook.



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