THURSDAY, 12 OCTOBER 2023
Statement of the Alliance of Science Organisations* in Germany regarding the current situation in Israel
“The Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany expresses its deepest condolences for the victims of the terrorist attacks on Israel. In particular, our sympathy is with our friends and colleagues in the Israeli scientific community. Israel has been and will always be a prime partner for the German research and innovation community.
Our thoughts are with all victims and all those taken hostage, their families and friends. We are shocked and appalled by the atrocious violence that has been perpetrated by the terrorists and strongly condemn these barbaric acts. They cause unspeakable suffering for all civilians. We stand in solidarity with Israel.”
The Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany is an association of the most important German research organisations. It regularly publishes statements on central issues of research policy. The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina is a member of the Alliance and has taken the chair for 2023. Further Members of the Alliance are the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation), the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, the German Rectors‘ Conference (HRK), the Leibniz Association, the Max Planck Society and the German Science and Humanities Council (WR).
* Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany: German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), German Research Foundation (DFG), Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, German Rectors’ Conference, Leibniz Association, Max Planck Society, German Science and Humanities Council