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Israel Boosts Image in Eastern Germany

March 15, 1991
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Israel launched a campaign Wednesday to improve its image in what was formerly East Germany with the first of a series of “Israel Days.”

The opening event, attended by the Israeli ambassador to Germany, Benjamin Navon, was held in Magdeburg, a city which as recently as last summer was still dominated by a Communist Party hostile to Israel.

Participants in the event said it drew thousands of people, who attended various discussion panels dealing with the Jewish state.

Anti-Semitism and negative attitudes toward Israel and Jews in general are believed to be widespread in the former East German territory.

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