HATE HOAX: Israeli-German Singer Admits He Lied About Hotel Discriminating Against Him for Being JewishChris Menahan
Nov. 28, 2023
Jon Stewart Tells Tucker Carlson America's Dangerous Subways Are 'The Literal Price Of Freedom'
Former Google Employee Says He Was Told He Couldn't Be Promoted 'For Being a White Man'
Google 'Apologizes' for Gemini AI Erasing White People
"It's Embarrassingly Hard to Get Google Gemini to Acknowledge That White People Exist"
Vice News Shutting Down, Website 'Set to Be Taken Offline'
Jewish singer Gil Ofarim, a 41-year-old dual citizen of Israel and Germany, admitted in court on Tuesday that he made up a fake viral story about a hotel in Liepzig, Germany discriminating against him for wearing a Star of David necklace two years ago.
Surveillance video showed the necklace wasn't even visible during his check-in.
From The Times of Israel, "German-Israeli singer admits in court to inventing hotel antisemitism claim":
A German-Israeli singer admitted in court on Tuesday to having lied when he accused two hotel employees of antisemitism in a viral video posted online two years ago.Rather than pay restitution to the hotel workers he slandered, Ofarim was allowed by the state to work out a "plea bargain with prosecutors" to have him "donate 10,000 euros ($11,000) to Leipzig's Jewish community and the House of the Wannsee Conference, a Holocaust education center, the court said in a statement."
The manager, a co-plaintiff in the case against Ofarim, said he accepted the apology, closing the case.Somehow the Jewish community became the real victims in this case, as the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reports:
The Central Council of Jews in Germany, the country's main Jewish administrative organization, issued a statement condemning Ofarim's behavior and calling on him to "face the consequences of his lie in every way." The group said the harm he has done has gone far beyond the hotel and clerk he has admitted to slandering.Though Ofarim is getting off scot-free, a random German man who made what appears to be a sarcastic comment at Ofarim's expense on the internet in 2022 was sentenced to prison for violating Germany's "laws prohibiting antisemitic speech."
As JTA reports:
Last year, a German man was sentenced to seven months in prison for leaving a hateful comment about Ofarim in response to a news story about him. The comment, "In Buchenwald he would have liked to be seen with his Star of David," referred to the Nazi concentration camp and ran afoul of Germany's strict -- and at times divisive -- laws prohibiting antisemitic speech.Who are the real victims in this story?
Follow InformationLiberation on Twitter, Facebook, Gab, Minds and Telegram.