The Foreign Ministry has dismissed a petition filed by Israeli historian Gideon Greif Order of Merit, following criticism of students’ refusal to kill people in Srebrenica.
German Foreign Ministry has dropped a request to grant Israeli journalist Gideon Greif Order of Merit to the country after the student highly criticized on a report that was rejected Srebrenica genocide.
Germany announced earlier this year that it was planning to reward Greif for his contribution to the Holocaust investigation, which focuses on the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
However, a wave of opposition followed, with Greif serving as head of an organization that published a controversial July July report confirming genocide in Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina in July 1995, in defiance of international court decisions.
The Bosnian Serb-run agency in the Republic of Srpska ordered Greif to submit a report. Serbian leaders have publicly denied any involvement in the killings, including Milorad Dodik, a Serbian member of the third world power who is now wanted. organizational separation.
The award ceremony was scheduled for November 10, but Germany suspended the ceremony until further notice and said it was reconsidering its decision.
On Wednesday, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier wrote a letter to Esnaf Begic, president of the board of directors at Islamic College in Osnabruck, Germany, that the Foreign Ministry had rescinded its decision to award the award to Greif.
“The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs has dropped his request for a grant from Professor Greif Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany,” the letter said, published by Bosnian journalists.
“Therefore, Professor Greif has not been granted an Order of Merit. This decision does not diminish the value of Professor Greif’s research into the genocide of Germans by German immigrants to Israel.”
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for a long time has ruled that the killing of about 8,000 men and boys by the Serb army in July 1995 led to the killings – the worst atrocities in Europe. since World War II.
Greif’s role in the Srebrenica massacre was widely criticized, including Menachem Rosensaft, a senior member of the World Jewish Congress, who. he said he was “astonished at the report which shamelessly distorted the truth”.
Emir Suljagic, director of the Srebrenica Memorial Center, said Al Jazeera earlier this month Greif was “paid by a criminal who refused to allow the authorities to sell lies and airbrush Bosniaks from their history, because they too are Muslims”.
“And this is how he should be remembered for the rest of his life and for history,” Suljagic said.
The Institute for Research of Genocide Canada (IGC) called Germany’s election “another great victory for truth and justice”.
“This is another victory for the anti-murder movement; false historical, judicial and scientific lies about genocide; and honoring war criminals, “Emir Ramic, chief of staff, said in a statement.
“The voices of the victims, the witnesses to the genocide, and the investigators of the genocide must be heard loud and clear.
“The IGC will continue to closely monitor the activities of the Bosnian movement and will uphold justice and truth at all times,” Ramic said.