Germany's Jews honour foreign minister Fischer

28th April 2005, Comments 0 comments

28 April 2005, BERLIN - German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer will receive this year's Leo Baeck Award from the Central Council of Jews in Germany for his efforts to achieve peace in the Middle East, the council announced on Thursday.

28 April 2005

BERLIN - German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer will receive this year's Leo Baeck Award from the Central Council of Jews in Germany for his efforts to achieve peace in the Middle East, the council announced on Thursday.

Fischer will receive the award during ceremonies in Berlin on 10 May.

The council, in announcing the decision, praised Fischer for his unflinching support of Israel while at the same time serving as a mediator for the Palestinians.

"In the face of anti-Semitic tendencies in Germany, he has steadfastly warned against turning Jews into outcasts again," the council said.

The award, named after German rabbi Leo Baeck who survived the Holocaust, has been awarded in the past to German Chancellor Helmut Kohl and other prominent Germans.

DPA

Subject: German news

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