At a Berlin demonstration, protestors delivered a list of 337,000 ‘NO to CETA’ signatures. Judges from Germany’s highest court are set to deliver a verdict on the trade agreement by Thursday, and opponents see it as a last chance to stop the deal.
In Berlin, the first candle of the city's massive Hanukkah menorah has been lit to mark the traditional start of the Festival of Lights. At the same time, Palestinians and Arabs held anti-Israel protests in the capital.
The call follows incidents of protesters burning an Israeli flag in response to the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Some conservative lawmakers also want to see legal changes.
By setting symbols of Israel on fire in recent days, demonstrators have raised a legal issue. The burning of national symbols is not forbidden in all cases, although incitement to violence against Jewish people is.
Recent protests in Germany witnessed some demonstrators burning Israeli flags or imitations thereof. Speaking to DW, Ambassador Jeremy Issacharoff gave his reaction to the demonstrations.
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