It has come to an open argument in the SPD after the meeting of General Secretary Andrea Nahles with the interim president of the Fatah Commission for International Relations, Dr. Husam Zomlot, at the Berlin Willy Brandt House (PI Reported). SPD politician and president of the German-Israeli Association (Deutsch-Israelische Gesellschaft), Reinhold Robbe told BILD: “Parts of the Fatah stand for terrorist actions and violence. As long as they don’t renounce this, they have nothing in common with the SPD.” SPD chief Sigmar Gabriel (photo left), however, defended the collaboration: “The SPD has had contact with the Fatah for years. Common fundaments are the rejection of violence, the recognition of Israel’s right of existence and the desire for a Palestinian state.” Has that gotten away from us somewhat? Or since when has the Fatah recognized Israel’s right of existence, Mr. Gabriel?
Posted by PI / Translation: Anders Denken