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During Thursday’s meeting for the Axel Springer employees, SE CEO Mathias Döpfner addressed complaints about an Israeli flag being raised outside company headquarters in Berlin. Workers who complained about an Israeli flag being posted outside Europe’s largest digital publishing house should look for new jobs, Axel Springer SE CEO Mathias Döpfner told the companies 16,000 employees on Thursday. “I think, and I’m being very frank with you, a person who has an issue with an Israeli flag being raised for one week here, after antisemitic demonstrations, should look for a new job,” Döpfner said in a video conference with Axel Springer employees around the world. Berlin-based Axel Springer is the largest digital publisher in Europe, which owns Bild, Die Welt, Business Insider, Politico Europe and many other news brands, as well as Israel’s largest classified ads website, Yad2. The company was founded in West German in 1946. Among the company’s five essential values, listed on its website, is: “We support the Jewish people and the right of existence of the State of Israel.”

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