Hier unser vollständiges Statement, das wir der Jerusalem Post zu Verfügung gestellt hatten: "What does the German raison d'État mean in practice? Where are the great "friends", when you need them? 2015 Germany and Israel commemorated 50 years of diplomatic relations. Many of the commemorative events were anything but celebratory. Outspoken criticism of Israel and an abuse of the anniversary to give a platform to such groups as Breaking the Silence, the New Israel Fund, or those commemorating the "Nakba", was, unfortunately, all too common. In the Germany of 2016, BDS is the new big hit. Awards are being given to groups such “Code Pink”, as in the case of the City of Bayreuth. In other cities, State funded universities and public institutions are inviting BDS representatives to hold their hate speeches and to spread their one sided smear campaigns against the Jewish State. In Cologne, a pro-Intifada, pro-BDS and pro-terrorist-group event was able to take place without official protest. And those who did protest the showing of a BDS movie in Berlin, needed police protection from violent pro-Palestinian demonstrators, who were doing Hitler salutes and shouting such things as “Jews back to the gas chambers”; an increasingly often heard slogan at pro-Palestinian events or in violent protests disrupting other Israel oriented events. And now in Ulm, once again a known anti-Israel-agitator is being given a platform in a public education institution, ignoring the well documented arguments, against why this one sided hate fest should not be allowed to take place in this form at the cost of the German taxpayers. And with every such event, which is allowed to take place, the already extremely aggressive pro-BDS scene in Germany is becoming more confident and forthright, making no avail of the fact that it is their goal to eradicate the Jewish State, appearing at more and more events, including the “ITB”, the upcoming international tourism fair and more. And while cities and countries elsewhere are making strives to outlaw BDS, Israel’s supposedly best friend in Europe is host to an extremely hostile and worryingly growing breeding ground of hatred and anti-Semitism; a situation unlikely to get better with the influx of the recent wave of over one million immigrants from countries, where Jew hatred is an integral part of the upbringing."