The Chairman of the Yesh Atid Party, Yair Lapid, joined protesters in the Kippah March on Wednesday afternoon in Berlin. Lapid had already been in Germany as part of a political visit and joined the protesters on their march throughout the city.
Lapid is traveling through Europe attempting to get political leaders and councils to recognize Hezbollah as an illegal and terrorist entity. He said that he chose to come and express solidarity with the Jewish community in Berlin and march through the city with his head held high and wearing a kippah, something which he normally doesn’t do in Israel.
“It is inconceivable that Jews would be afraid to wear kippot in Germany in 2018. I will not accept that we and our children are afraid just as our parents and grandparents were afraid. Anti-Semitism has always been and always will be; The question is what the Jews do. We have a state, because of that we have an army, because of that I can march today in Germany and tell anti-Semites to go to hell.”
Landed in #Berlin to continue our effort to convince the EU to ban all of Hezbollah. When I heard a community leader recommend Jews don’t walk the streets with a kippa, I decided to put on a kippa and rally with hundreds of Jews and non-Jews to say “we won’t let antisemitism win”
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)