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Lapid Joins Kippah March in Berlin While Wearing “The Biggest Kippah He Could Find”

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.

“I came to Berlin as part of our concerted effort to get the EU to define Hezbollah as a terrorist organization and to stop the money earmarked for terror. The moment I heard that the head of the community here told Jews not to walk around with a kippah in the streets because of anti-Semitism, I went and bought the biggest kippah I could find in Berlin. I wore it and came to a demonstration against anti-Semitism with hundreds of Jews and non-Jews who all wore a kippah and told anti-Semites, ‘You will fear us, we will not fear you,’” Lapid said.

“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.”

יאיר לפיד Yair Lapid

@yairlapid

Landed in 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)

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