German court stops anti-Israel ‘Cologne Wailing Wall’ exhibit

April 12, 2015 01:46

A Cologne city court shut down an anti-Israel exhibit on Cathedral Square.

The prosecutor argued on Friday that the exhibit, which shows 15 pictures of dead and injured Gazan children who were allegedly hurt during Israel offensive against Hamas last summer, violates a law designed to protect children.

Andreas Hupke, the mayor of the downtown Cologne City district, from the Green Party, told the Express paper: “The agitation is completely one-sided, anti-Semitic and only disgusting.”

Organizer Walter Hermann, 76, has protested for years against Israel on Cathedral Square with his exhibit.

The official name of his protest is “Peace Demonstration,” but the exhibit has been termed the “Cologne Wailing Wall” to draw attention to Israeli policies.

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