Alliance against the Quds march
Demonstration: July 11, 2015, at 1.30 pm.
Meeting point: Wittenbergplatz
You can find videos and pictures of the demonstration at the webpage of STOP THE BOMB.
- Deidre Berger, American Jewish Committee
- Mike Delberg, Jüdische Gemeinde Berlin
- Jochen Feilcke, Deutsch-Israelische Gesellschaft Berlin und Potsdam
- Klaus-Dieter Gröhler, Mitglied des Bundestages, CDU
- Lukas Krieger, Junge Union Bundesvorstand
- Dr. Klaus Lederer, Mitglied des Abgeordnetenhauses, Die Linke
- Barbara Loth, stellv. SPD-Landesvorsitzende Berlin, Staatssekretärin für Integration und Frauen
- Benedikt Lux, Mitglied des Abgeordnetenhauses, Grüne
- Dr. Kazem Moussavi, Sprecher Green Party of Iran, STOP THE BOMB
- Reinhold Robbe, Präsident Deutsch-Israelische Gesellschaft
- Jörg Steinert, Landesgeschäftsführer LSVD Berlin-Brandenburg
- Andrew Walde, DGB Bezirk Berlin Brandenburg
Call for protest against the Quds-March:
Since 36 years the Iranian regime shows its true face at the so-called "Quds day” (Quds=Jerusalem in Arabic). Khomeini introduced this day as an international day of struggle for the destruction of Israel after the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979. To this day, this central aim of the regime has not changed.
In Germany, supporters of the regime on the same day also organize marches. At Quds day, the various supporters of the Iranian regime are
unified: Islamists side by side with antisemitic neo-Nazi and anti-imperialists from the left. They all share a common hate of the Jewish state and of individual freedom. Last summer, Quds Day in Berlin was a major focus for the antisemitic marches during the Gaza war.
Antisemitism is a central ideology of the regime. The Islamic Republic refers to its opponents at home and abroad as "Zionist agents" and leads its expansion under the slogan of the "liberation" of Jerusalem. It maintains the "Quds Brigades" who perpetrate bloody terrorist attacks in the name of anti-Zionism worldwide. The cooperation of Tehran's rulers with the Syrian dictator Assad and Hezbollah, the Lebanese terrorist militia created by Iran, is called the "axis of resistance" - against Israel. For Khamenei and his followers, there are no religious or political boundaries, as long as there is agreement in the aim of destroying the Jewish state.
The Iranian regime also oppresses and persecutes its own people: women, dissidents, religious and ethnic minorities such as the Kurds, homosexuals are persecuted, imprisoned, tortured and murdered. Under the smiling president Rohani, who is perceived to be a reformer, there are more executions than under Ahmadinejad. The executions should intimidate all those who long for freedom from theocratic terror. The uprising of Iranian democrats in the summer of 2009 was brutally suppressed, but the protests from Tehran to Mahabad could not be silenced
Iranians and Israelis are no longer the only ones who are threatened by the state organized terror of the Islamic Republic. In Syria, the Iranian regime is directly responsible for the mass crimes of their ally Assad. The Syrian dictator only holds his position through massive support of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and Shiite militias from abroad. Arab politicians and intellectuals sharply criticized this policy of terror. At the same time, Iranian officials are boasting about controlling four Arab capitals (Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen).
While the situation in the Middle East is deteriorating dramatically under the influence of the Islamic Republic and its twin brother ISIS, the leading Western powers negotiate with the Iranian regime over its illegal nuclear weapons program. However, there are no substantial concessions by the rulers in Tehran in sight. A lifting of economic sanctions would pave the way for a jihadist nuclear Iran with billions more in its pocket for its policy of terror.
It is a scandal that politicians and entrepreneurs in Germany are preparing a massive expansion of their business with the regime in Tehran, which threatens Israel with destruction, denies the Holocaust and brutally oppresses its own people. The German government, which has stressed its special commitment to the security of Israel just recently during the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries, must cease all business with the Iranian terror regime!
We stand for solidarity with Israel, the Iranian freedom movement and all democrats in the Middle East.
We oppose human rights violations in the Islamic Republic of Iran and all forms of antisemitic and homophobic Islamist propaganda.
We call for:
- A ban of the antisemitic Quds march and the terrorist organization Hezbullah
- A ban of all antisemitic demonstrations and public events in Germany
- Strong sanctions against the Islamic Republic