“Lufthansa regrets the circumstances surrounding the decision to exclude affected passengers from the flight," the airline said after the unusual incident.
The center will conduct research on the history of religious diversity and conflict in pluralistic societies, as well as current issues within these societies.
Frankfurt Airport, one of the world's busiest, was where many Israelis were stranded during the COVID-19 pandemic as they waited for a flight to return home.
“You are allowed to criticize the policy of the Netherlands. People should also be allowed to criticize the policy of the state of Israel.”
The cities of New York, Paris, Frankfurt, and Kiev - and possibly London - will be open to vaccinated Israelis come Sunday.
The experience of the rescue flight was "a complete disaster," leaving 80 Israelis to fend for themselves.
Currently, the only regular flights to Israel fly from Frankfurt or New York, after the government shut down all commercial flights into Israel on January 25.
The flights will be available as free options for those whose flights were canceled after January 25.
“Antisemitism is not an abstract threat. It takes place in cities, counties, and towns all around the world. We must confront antisemitism where it takes place," Frankfurt Mayor Uwe Becker said.
The new program is named for Buber and his colleague Franz Rosenzweig, who together established the Free Jewish Teaching House in Frankfurt.