The march, which was installed by the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader several decades ago, is an annual protest against the establishment of the Jewish state; Jews and Zionist groups have argued their case for some time to have this march banned.
Berlin has banned the annual Quds Day march, according to a report by The Times of Israel. The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei instituted the antisemitic event back in 1979 to protest the establishment of the Jewish state, Israel. The event has been recurring in Berlin since 1996 but is now banned after Jews and Zionist groups have pled their case for years.
German politicians were calling for a ban on the event earlier in April. One report revealed that a Jewish person who was protesting the event was told by one of the event organizers that “Hitler needs to come back and kill the rest of the Jews.”
The Quds Day march takes place all over the world to display the Islamic Republic’s detest for the nation of Israel. In Berlin specifically, the march has traditionally consisted of up to 1,000 Muslim participants. There were at least 2,000 people signed up to attend on May 8th.