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August 14, 2016 9:02 am

Jewish Filmmaker: German Hotel Removed Israel From Phone List Over Arab-Guest Pressure

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Filmmaker Claude Lanzmann accused a five-star hotel in Berlin of intentionally removing Israel off a list of international dialing codes. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Filmmaker Claude Lanzmann accused a five-star hotel in Berlin of intentionally removing Israel off a list of international dialing codes. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – French Jewish filmmaker Claude Lanzmann has accused a five-star hotel in Berlin of intentionally removing Israel off a list of international dialing codes in response to pressure by Arab guests.

Lanzmann, who is known for directing the renowned Holocaust documentary “Shoah,” told the German newspaper the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that a hotel employee told him Israel was not on the list because Arab guests of the hotel requested that it be removed.

However, hotel director Birgitt Ullerich denied allegation this to the Associated Press, saying that the omission  “was simply an oversight.”

Nevertheless, Berlin Interior Minister Frank Henkel has asked the hotel to investigate the allegation.

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