Friday, June 9th | 20 Sivan 5783

The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2021


Mathias Doepfner

Publisher and business leader

Publishing mogul Mathias Doepfner, the chairman of Germany’s sprawling Axel Springer company, has never made a secret of his support for Israel. In May 2021, the Israeli flag flew over the company’s Berlin headquarters for a period of 11 days, as the Jewish state entered into a new round of hostilities with the Hamas terror organization. “I think, and I’m being very frank with you, a person who has an issue with an Israeli flag being raised for one week here, after antisemitic demonstrations, should look for a new job,” Doepfner told employees on a conference call. Among the five “values and principles” the company abides by, one reads: We support the Jewish people and the right of existence of the State of Israel.” (Photo: Tech Open Air / YouTube Screenshot)


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