BERLIN (AP) — The director of Berlin’s Jewish Museum is stepping down following strong criticism of the museum’s leadership by Germany’s Jewish community.
A statement Friday said director Peter Schaefer was resigning to prevent further damage to the museum. There was no immediate word on a long-term successor ahead of a board meeting set for next week.
On Tuesday, Germany’s Central Council of Jews criticized the museum after its Twitter account posted a link to an article about Jewish academics rejecting a German parliament resolution that denounced the Palestinian-led boycott movement against Israel, tagged “#mustread.” It said that “under these circumstances, one has to consider whether the name ‘Jewish’ is still appropriate.”
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Separately, Israel objected earlier this year to an exhibition on Jerusalem, which it argued presented a one-sided Palestinian view.
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