Starting this month, the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt (East) will ask applicants for German citizenship to provide a signed declaration Supporting Israel’s right to exist and to condemn “any act directed against him.”
“The acquisition of German citizenship requires a commitment to the right to exist of the State of Israel,” said a statement from the country’s interior minister. Tamara Zieschangaccording to the dpa news agency.
Zieschang also asked that special attention be paid to this “Indications of the existence of anti-Semitic attitudes” considering that these violate the “liberal-democratic order” enshrined in the Basic Law.
In addition, the document seen by the above-mentioned authority ensures that this “right of Israel to exist” is a state matter of Germany, so the authorities could reject the application if they refuse to provide this document.
Since the attack by the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) against Israel on October 7th, German politicians have repeated this again and again Germany has a historical responsibility to protect the Jewish population and to protect Israel against the background of the Holocaust.