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Several German government aid workers are spreading anti-Semitism and anti-Israel propaganda on social media, NGO Monitor reveals.

By: United with Israel Staff

An Israeli organization has exposed several German government aid workers as the disseminators of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel propaganda on social media.

NGO Monitor, an independent research institution, monitors non-governmental organizations claiming to fight for human rights but which, in fact, carry out an anti-Israel agenda. The watchdog has recently identified a number of virulently anti-Semitic statements made by officials of the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), a German government-owned agency that implements the country’s humanitarian and development aid around the world.

These statements include comparisons between Israel and the Nazis, blaming the downfall of Arab leaders in the Middle East on a “Hebrew spring” and depicting Israel as a two-headed monster.

GIZ members also posted messages to Facebook that justify Palestinian rocket attacks on Israeli civilians and endorse the anti-Israel BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement.

Some of the anti-Semitic content was promoted by GIZ officials responsible for directing German funding to Palestinian NGOs, as well as by other colleagues at the agency.

Among these Palestinian groups receiving the German tax dollars are those that have glorified violence and terrorism against Israelis. According to its website, “GIZ currently employs a staff of 145 in the Palestinian Territories.”

“These revelations highlight how radical activists can promote extreme agendas under the guise of human rights and development work,” stated NGO Monitor Europe Desk Director Olga Deutsch. “This should serve as a wakeup call for GIZ and other government agencies in Europe as to the urgency of addressing this dangerous and unacceptable anti-Semitic discourse at the highest levels of government.”

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