Museum director hopes controversy is in past

THE previous director of the Jewish Museum Berlin left in the wake of a tweet. In May, after the German parliament declared the BDS movement antisemitic, the museum tweeted a critique of the decision, arguing that it was undemocratic, and shared an article featuring several Jewish scholars who agreed.

Public pressure mounted against Peter Schafer and a debate about the role of Jewish museums and the legality of the BDS movement ensued.

Schafer offered his resignation in June “to avoid further damage.”

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