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How the Berlin Jewish Museum became a political lightning rod

“The Jewish Museum Berlin sees itself as a forum for discussions and conversations about socially relevant questions… And in this case, it has gone very badly wrong.”

By TOBY AXELROD/JTA
20/06/2019
THE JEWISH MUSEUM BERLIN, once known as the City of Berlin Museum.
German Jews say Jewish Museum “out of control” due to BDS support

Calls for possible dropping of ‘Jewish’ in museum’s name.

Volker Beck of Germany's environmental party Die Gruenen (The Greens), Berlin, 2017.
German politician urges to cancel event with Malaysia due to antisemitism

In a statement issued by the social democratic politician Michaele Engelmeier, she called for a cancellation of sports events in Malaysia.

An aerial view of Berlin, Germany.
Jewish man assaulted in Berlin for wearing a Star of David

The victim told Deutsche Welle that when a member of the group saw his Star of David he shouted “anti-Semitic insults,” grabbed the cigarette from his mouth and punched him.

By JTA
09/07/2018
German court sentences Syrian for antisemitic attack

Video of the attack caused a public outcry in April when it was posted on the internet.

By REUTERS
25/06/2018
People wear kippas at a demonstration denouncing an antisemitism in Berlin, Germany, April 25, 2018
Amid rising antisemitism, German Jews are not alone

The time has come for us all to unite against hatred of Jews and other minorities, and to put a stop to xenophobia and discrimination, no matter where it comes from.

By MICKY FUHRMANN
30/04/2018
Boy wearing a kippa
Man wearing kippa assaulted on Berlin street

The assailant lashed the kippa-clad Jewish man with his belt and repeated the Arabic word for Jew, “Yahudi.”

By JTA
18/04/2018
German-Jewish teen fleeing Berlin & antisemitism for Israel

15-year-old Liam Ruckert, whose mother is Israeli, plans on relocating to Israel to continue his studies.

An aerial view of Berlin, Germany.
Jews of Berlin can now officially study with Dirshu

For Rabbi Dovid Hofstedter, supporting Jewish education in Europe preserves our people because Jews are not only tied together because of our genetic pool, but primarily because of Torah.

By JEREMY FRANKEL
26/03/2018
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