German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the conservative CDU/CSU condemns anti-Semitic acts, such as burning the Israeli flag in Berlin. On Monday, December 11, according to Reuters.
According to her, you need to “use all possible means to combat such incidents”.
“We condemn all manifestations of anti-Semitism and xenophobia. No differences even in regard to the status of Jerusalem, do not justify such actions”, — said the head of the German government.
“For us it is unacceptable when Jews or the state of Israel offend in such a shameful way”, — quoted by Deutsche Welle, the head of Germany of Germany Thomas de maizière. The Minister of foreign Affairs of Germany, Sigmar Gabriel, demanded to take resolute measures in response to the incident. “There is no justification for the burning of Israeli flags,” — he explained.
Justice Minister Heiko Maas is confident that “any form of anti-Semitism is an attack on all of us.”
At the protests in Berlin, the demonstrators chanted anti-Semitic slogans and burned Israeli flags after US President Donald trump announced the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. He also instructed the state Department to begin work to transfer the U.S. Embassy from tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Criticized the decision made by many world leaders.