Why Germany shields Israel from legitimate criticism

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Germany is a case in point. Here, any honest evaluation of Israel is labeled antisemitic and the country’s guilt over the Holocaust is weaponized to serve Israeli interests and silence its critics. According to Andreas Krieg, a German scholar of the Middle East, there appears to be a “criminalization of discourse on the Middle East in Germany.”

Period1 Mar 2024


  • Germany
  • Israel