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German Newspaper Shows Faces of Israeli Soldiers Killed in Gaza Conflict

Bild Zeitung, Germany's most widely read publication, pays homage to our fallen IDF soldiers

By: Peter Herriman

Published: August 13th, 2014 in News » World

German Newspaper Shows Faces of Israeli Soldiers Killed in Gaza Conflict

Bild Zeitung, Germany’s most widely read daily newspaper, has published a feature commemorating and showing the faces of the 64 Israeli soldiers killed in the recent Gaza strip conflict while battling against Hamas terrorists.

The photos were accompanied by a short biography of a few soldiers with the headline in Monday’s paper stating “Israel’s War Against the Hamas Terrorists: Faces of the Fallen.”

A few of the soldiers shown are Benaya Sarel, 26, who was engaged to be married, newlywed Liran Adir, 31, Eitan Barak, 20, the first Israeli soldier to die in Operation Protective Edge, and Matan Gotlib, 21, an avid mountain climber who was about to finish his three years of military service.

Also shown are the lone American-born IDF soldiers who left their homes to serve in the IDF in order to protect the people of Israel, including Max Steinberg and Nissim Sean Carmeli.

Bild Zeitung has a circulation of at least 3.5 million and is published by the Axel-Springer company. They possess a strongly pro-Israel editorial stand and they are committed to promote reconciliation between Jews and non-Jews in Germany and to support Israel’s right to exist.

Springer himself is known for his staunch support of Israel, recently launching a campaign that came out as the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe reared its ugly head.

German celebrities, athletes, entrepreneurs and politicians - including German Chancellor Angela Merkel - were featured in said campaign, titled "Jew-hatred – never again."


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