Monday, September 07, 2009

German president regrets Langer award

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, JPOST CORRESPONDENT IN BERLIN
The Jerusalem Post on Monday obtained an exclusive letter from German President Horst Köhler criticizing the decision to award Germany's highest medal of honor - the Federal Cross of Merit - to anti-Zionist attorney Felicia Langer. Dr. Gert Haller, the highest ranking state secretary in Federal President Köhler's office, issued a letter dated September 4 to Arno S. Hamburger, the head of the Nuremberg Jewish community, describing the process to award Langer as "terribly unfortunate."
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