Answer of the Federal Government to a Minor Interpellation of MEP's of the Greens

March 3, 2015
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29. Does the German government consider the so-called BDS-Campaign aimed at Israel
(BDS – Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) to be anti-Semitic?
If so, why?
If not, why not?
a) To the knowledge of the government, how many supporters does this campaign have
here in Germany?
b) Is the BDS campaign or its supporters, to the government's knowledge, under the
surveillance of the Federal Office of the Protection of the Constitution or any of the
regional Offices of the Protection of the Constitution?
If so, why?
If not, why not?
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The questions 29, 29a and 29b will be answered together.
The German government has no knowledge of activities by the named campaign that, in
accordance with §3 of the Protection of the Constitution Law (BverfSchG), would permit
surveillance by the Federal Office of the Protection of the Constitution.
The Federal Government has not received knowledge in the sense of the interrogation.
The Federal Office of the Protection of the Constitution, likewise has no knowledge of
surveillance of this campaign by a regional office of the Protection of the Constitution.

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