Friday, September 21, 2018
   
Text Size

Site Search powered by Ajax

Felicia Langer- German-Israeli Human Rights lawyer dies

Felicia Langer

A great Israeli-German Jew passed away. Her death represents a significant loss to the Palestinian people's struggle for justice, human rights, and self-determination.

She and her late husband Mieciu, who died in 2015, stood for the other, the better Israel after they migrated to Germany. They rejected colonialism, Israeli wars, Land theft, torture, apartheid, ethnocentric nationalism, chauvinism and countless violations of human rights and international law.

Felicia's life and work were massively attacked both in Israel and in Germany because she campaigned for justice and equal rights and treatment for the Palestinian People.

She was the first of her kind who defended so-called Palestinian "terrorists" in Israeli courts. She has had some successes, but before Israeli military courts, which are kangaroo courts in principle, she was unsuccessful.

Such "defeats" can be considered successes for every honorable lawyer. Nor was she ever able to accept the racist-Zionist ideology that is so revered and defended in Israel and by Zionists in Germany.

Felicia's commitment to justice and human rights has granted her several awards. In addition to the Alternative Nobel Prize, she was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit 1st class by the then German Federal President Horst Köhler.

The ensuing smear and defamation campaign of the Zionist and pseudo-Jewish Israeli lobby is one of the worst ever initiated by the Zionist Lobby in Germany against a German-Jewish human rights lawyer.

Some of these German and Israeli "men of honor" tried to force President Horst Köhler to revise his decision while threatening to return their Federal Cross of Merit.

These extortion methods are today part of the standard repertoire of the Zionist Israeli lobby in the political opinion struggle in Germany.

Felicia Langer is highly respected and revered by the Palestinians like no other Israeli-German citizen. Only Yasser Arafat is more adored.

Both the Palestinian Authority and the city of Tübingen, where she lived in exile, should set up a memorial place for this great German-Israeli woman. Germany is rightly proud of its culture of remembrance, and Felicia Langer is an important one of them.

Until shortly before her death, we were in close telephone contact. The title of her last book came up during a telephone conversation. Felicia was also an excellent advisor before the publication of my book on the Human Rights of Palestinians when the international public was tanked of the so-called peace process, elaborated in 1993 by Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli diplomats in Oslo, and signed in the garden of the White House. The resulting reality could not have been crueler and more disastrous for the Palestinians. Felicia foresaw this.

Felicia Langer is one of the few outstanding Israeli-German personalities who have sacrificed themselves to the legitimate concerns of the Palestinian people to the last breath, and whose memory should remember by all three peoples.

Their tireless commitment to Palestinian justice and human rights should always be considered an inspiration and a societal obligation to their political actions.

Felicia, Rest in Peace (R.I.P.)


blog comments powered by Disqus

Subscribe via RSS or Email:

In Praise of Serena Williams

Serena Williams is a wonder ...

Read More

All the President’s Con Men

It’s almost impossible to me...

Read More

What Would It Take to ‘Win’ the Drug War?

After decades of warfare, th...

Read More

Battle of the DC Network Stars

The ongoing warfare between ...

Read More

For the Love of Reason

Far be it from me to divide ...

Read More

Swamp Thing

During the 2016 presidential...

Read More

Donation

Thanks to all of our supporters for your generosity and your encouragement of an independent press!

Enter Amount:

Featured_Author

Login






Login reminder Forgot login?

Comments

Subscribe to MWC News Alert

Email Address

Subscribe in a reader Facebok page Twitter page

Israel pounds Gaza

India's Kerala state devastated

Capturing life under apartheid