Angela Merkel lost her mandate as the party’s leader, in large part due to handling of the refugee crisis, and will not seek the chairmanship at the party’s conference in December.
Some German federal states, cities, institutions and politicians have put word to action, and Berlin, Munich and Frankfurt have barred BDS-affiliates from receiving municipal funding and space. Nevertheless, anti-BDS activists say a country that should know better still has a long way to go.
On June 9, 2018, Orit was a featured speaker at the "FrauenMarsch" in Berlin which protests Chancellor Merkel's immigration policies. Her pro-Jewish speech was very well-received and brought many Germans to tears. Read it in English, here. Read it in German, here.