BERLIN – Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter on Friday refused a request from Israel’s top diplomat in the city to pull the plug on an allegedly anti-Semitic event advocating a boycott of the Jewish state in a municipal building.
“We are in touch with the municipality of Munich in order to prevent this event from happening," the head of Israel’s consulate, Dan Shaham, wrote to The Jerusalem Post on Friday. "We are awaiting their decision.”
Reiter’s press spokesman, Stefan Hauf, wrote the Post: "The mayor telephoned with the General Consul Dan Shaham and made the argument to him that he does not have a basis to cancel the event. According to the cultural representative, the event is merely a lecture and a call to boycott is not planned."