BERLIN (Middle East Eye) – The CEO of Axel Springer, a mammoth European media company, has told employees that they can leave if they don’t support the company’s pro-Zionist stance.
Several staff reportedly complained when the company raised a flag of the occupying regime at its Berlin headquarters during 11 days of deadly aggression by the Zionist regime against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip in May, which killed over 250 Palestinians, including 66 children, in the besieged.
The CEO said after pro-Palestine demonstrations in Germany in the aftermath of the regime’s May offensive that have been widely reported as ‘antisemitic’ he decided to make the provocative gesture and raise the flag of the Zionist regime outside his store.
Axel Springer is a media and tech company active in over 40 countries worldwide, according to its website. It employs around 16,000 staff and owns publications including Politico Europe, Bild, Business Insider and Yad2, the largest classified ads site in the occupied territories.
German-Jewish writer Fabian Wolff recently criticized the country’s media for its overt pro-Zionist bias, saying: “The German media’s approach is not centered on Jews or how to best combat (so-called) antisemitism. It’s more about making Germans feel good about themselves and feeding into a German superiority complex.”