Across Israel, Meir Panim responds to the growing needs of the country’s 1.75 million impoverished residents through various food and social service programs.
This is the same Meyer, himself a Holocaust survivor, who argues that “the earliest cause for anti-Semitism is situated in Jewry.” The German-Jewish journalist Henryk M. Broder has called Meyer an “expert on applied Judeophobia.”
The German school, named after the Jewish teenager Anne Frank who was murdered in Bergen-Belsen, boasts on its website that from her name a program has been established as a “point of reference for value assessments.”
My phone and e-mail queries seeking a comment from Gunnar Weykam, a teacher at the school who runs the exchange program and coordinates Palestinian projects, as to why the school traffics in anti-Israel activities, were not answered.
A foundation designed to compensate victims of the Holocaust and combat anti-Semitism has run amok with anti-Israel programs that downplay the Holocaust and delegitimize Israel. The perversity of EVZ activities would defy the imaginations of Kafka and Orwell.
Benjamin Weinthal is a fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. His work has appeared in a variety of media outlets including The Jewish Press, The Weekly Standard, The New Republic, National Review Online and The Wall Street Journal Europe.
About the Author: Benjamin Weinthal is a fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. (www.defenddemocracy.org
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