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The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2021


Nicola Beer

European Parliament Vice-President

In September 2021, European Parliament Vice-President Nicola Beer spoke with refreshing candor on the subject of EU funding for Palestinian educational resources that include school textbooks rife with antisemitic imagery and language, as well as the glorification of terrorists like Dalal al-Mughrabi, who participated in the murder of 38 Israelis, including 11 children, in a 1978 attack on a bus traveling along Israel’s coastal highway. “Depicting Jews as dangerous, demonizing them, perpetuating anti-Jewish prejudices is just upsetting,” Beer — a representative of Germany’s FDP Party — told a meeting of the EU Working Group Against Antisemitism. “But reading about schoolbooks — and here I speak as a mother — glorifying terrorist Dalal al-Mughrabi, presenting cold-blooded violence against civilians, including a lot of children, as resistance, leaves me speechless.” Beer and her allies have pledged to review aid to the Palestinian Authority should the textbooks remain unchanged. (Photo: Wikimedia / Creative Commons License)


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