Axel Springer, named after the journalist who founded it in the 1940s, has long been a staunch supporter of Israel. On its website, the second of the company’s five core principles reads: “We support the Jewish people and the right of the State of Israel to exist. “
The company, which owns some of the most widely read publications in Europe including Die Welt and Bild, apparently requires its European employees to sign a pledge in favor of “the transatlantic alliance and Israel, among other privileged values. “, according to Smith’s report. .
“I think, and I’m very frank with you, a person who has a problem with an Israeli flag hoisted for a week here after anti-Semitic protests should look for a new job,” he told Israel. Hayom.
Smith’s column dissects the Axel Springer purchase and its importance in the wider American media landscape. Dopfner told Smith that the Politico purchase “strengthens the company’s American future.”