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Rise in German antisemitism, extremism has Jews questioning their future

Several reports have shown that right-wing extremism has even seeped into the country’s police forces, including one elite squad that the government disbanded over its “toxic leadership.”

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
09/01/2021

German NGOs, MPs make Wiesenthal list of top 2020 antisemitism outbreaks

Warning about 're-legitimization' of dangerous antisemitic BDS movement in Germany.

Mourners gather at the synagogue in Halle, Germany.

I survived the Halle synagogue attack and now I face my attacker in court

I decided to be a co-plaintiff in this trial in order to play a role in the fight against right-wing extremism.

By RABBI REBECCA BLADY/JTA
24/07/2020
People place candles at central market square in Halle, Germany October 10, 2019, after two people w

Halle Synagogue shooting survivor: 'I really lost trust in the police'

Rabbi Rebecca Blady was present at the time of the shooting, and is now a co-plaintiff in the upcoming trial.

22/07/2020

Antisemitism commissioner slams German parliament for anti-Israel bias

‘The decision of the German parliament towards Israel was wrong and might help by weakening the role and position of the Jewish state’

German Jewish leader warns not to forget past on eve of WWII anniversary

Schuster also said he was worried that a certain amount of antisemitism appeared to have become an accepted fact of life in Germany

By REUTERS
08/05/2020
The damaged door of a synagogue is seen in Halle, Germany October 10, 2019, after two people were ki

Germany's antisemitism commissioner: Jewish communities are thriving

Klein also hinted to the possibility of infusing more Jewish life into the public conscience by marking public cultural days.

Germany rejects law to naturalize Jews who fled Nazis

Germany's main parties rejected a proposed new law making it easier for the descendants of those who fled Nazi Germany to return, saying that two decrees issued last summer were sufficient.

Improbable Jewish-German Film Festival publishes book celebrating 25 years

Maoz opens up about how this film was inspired by the hour in which he thought (incorrectly) that his daughter had been aboard a bus that was blown up by a suicide bomber in Tel Aviv.

Jewish government worker in Berlin was subjected to antisemitic harassment

The employee, who was not a driver for Chancellor Angela Merkel, reported the incidents to the federal government’s antisemitism commissioner in the Ministry of the Interior

By TOBY AXELROD/JTA
22/01/2020
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