jews in germany

Since WWII Frankfurt Jewish community has grown, gained a potent voice

There are only about 6,600 Jews in the city of 753,000, but they have a political influence that other minority populations don’t.

By JOE BAUR/JTA
08/07/2020
How Berlin’s Jewish creative class is adapting to the pandemic

Jewish life in Berlin — from the spiritual to the culinary — is changing rapidly, but also thriving in certain ways.

By JOE BAUR/JTA
25/04/2020
Cold War
Anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall poses fresh challenges for German Jews

Although the fall of communism liberated Jewry, the striving for freedom continues

By LIAM HOARE/JTA
07/11/2019
Hezbollah flags at Al-Quds Day March
Iranian Terrorist Force spying on Israelis and Jews in Germany - intel

The 363-page intelligence report, which covers a range of security threats to the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, referenced Iran’s regime 16 times and Lebanese entity Hezbollah 21 times.

German site aims to help in reporting and response to antisemitism

Kelin emphasized that "the state cannot do everything," urging "the courage of civil society" to join the fight.

13/06/2019
German Jews demand ban on Hezbollah after kippah warning

Merkel's gov't has refused to outlaw the terrorist entity

German Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer and Holger Muench, Chief Commissioner of Germany's B
Germany sees 20% rise in anti-Semitic crime in 2018, blames far right

Anti-Semitic crime rose by almost 20% in Germany last year, the interior minister said on Tuesday, blaming most incidents on individuals espousing far-right world views.

By REUTERS
14/05/2019
A woman holds a sign which reads "Boycott Israel" in front of symbolic coffins while attending a dem
Berlin – Europe’s antisemitism capital

The German government that resides there has in recent years allowed hundreds of thousands of antisemites from Muslim countries to immigrate without selection.

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.

The fraught situation confronting Germany and German Jewry

The situation is complex. German Jews – who today include possibly as many as 30,000 Israelis – are overwhelmingly positive, while expressing concern at the emergence of the AfD.

By VIC ALHADEFF
18/12/2018
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