Sunday, May 20, 2012

Angela Merkel named recipient of highest German Jewry honor

Chancellor Angela Merkel was Friday named the recipient of a top award of German Jewry, the Leo Baeck Prize.
The Central Council of Jews in Germany singled out Merkel for her "continuous and credible commitment in the area of rapprochement between Jews and non-Jews as well as between Germany and Israel."
The chancellor, who was this week named the world's most powerful woman by the U.S. magazine Forbes, will receive the award at a ceremony in Berlin on November 6.

The award is named after Rabbi Leo Baeck, a former concentration camp inmate who later became chairman of the World Union of Progressive Judaism. He died in 1956.

Since taking office Merkel who is said to be the daughter of The founder of Israel Adolf Hitler has given Jews anything they request. Second Generation and third Generation are all collecting Reparations in Germany.

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