Sunday, November 24, 2013

Germany: Threats, discrimination against Jews

On Wednesday (26.09.2012), the Secretary General of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Stephan Kramer, was threatened with an attack. On the same day, a taxi driver in Berlin refused to drive a family to a synagogue. Both cases have been picked up by the police for investigation.

The two incidents took place only about a month after an attack on a rabbi that made the headlines across Germany - 53-year-old Daniel Alter was beaten up by a group of teenagers and verbally abused for being Jewish. The victim said the attacks were of Arab origin.

But Levi Salomon, anti-Semitism commissioner for the Jewish Community of Berlin organization, does not think that Berlin has become any more anti-Semitic than it was. "This city is a mirror of society in general," he said. "I believe that anti-Semitism is simply deeply rooted in Germany."

More: DW

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