Famed climate activist Greta Thunberg is currently in the spotlight not because of her climate policy, but because of her pro-Palestinian statements.
Then a man took the microphone from her and said: “I came because of a climate demonstration, not because of a political opinion.” The Swede took back the microphone. She then shouted to the crowd: “There is no climate justice in the occupied territories.”
Volker Beck, president of the German-Israeli Association, describes these incidents as the end of Greta Thunberg’s career as a climate activist. She is now an “Israel hater” and no longer a climate activist. Beck wrote on the Internet service X, previously Twitter: “From now on I will be a complete hater of Israel.”
Ricarda Lange, co-chair of the Green Party in Germany, also criticized, saying: “Greta Thunberg is exploiting the necessary and very valid concern for climate protection for a one-sided position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”
According to Lange, the 20-year-old Swede distorted the climate movement with these statements.
The German section of Fridays for Future also distanced itself from Greta Thunberg. Louisa Neubauer lamented Thunberg’s one-sided view of the Middle East conflict in an interview with Die Zeit.
The Israeli embassy in Germany is also disappointed by Thunberg’s statements. “Sadly, Greta Thunberg is once again exploiting climate theater for her own purposes.” This is what the embassy wrote on X, previously Twitter.
Fridays for Future International has called for solidarity with the Gaza Strip since the Hamas attack on Israel on October 7 and criticized “Western support and disinformation machines.”
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