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Posts Tagged: German Jews

September 24, 2017 4:57 pm
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Jews Cast Wary Eye on German Election Results, With Strong Showing of Far-Right AfD Party

As expected, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was reelected on Sunday to a fourth term in office in her country’s federal election, but many Jewish observers...

July 21, 2017 1:33 pm
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New Study: Pupils of Hardline Islamic Background Behind Rise in Antisemitism at Berlin’s Schools

The results of a survey released this week in Berlin asserted that the city's schools have seen the rise of widespread antisemitism, often instigated by students following...

July 14, 2017 10:37 am
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Albert Einstein, Fritz Haber and Jewish Assimilation

I went to a very good Jewish school in England -- Carmel College -- which was known for its study of the sciences. In those days, they were...

April 4, 2017 5:06 pm
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German Jewish Leader: Alleged Bullying of Jewish Student by Muslim Classmates at Berlin High School Marked ‘Antisemitism of the Ugliest Form’

Alleged bullying of a Jewish student at a Berlin public high school by Muslim classmates -- which prompted the student to switch schools -- marked...

November 30, 2016 12:07 am
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Top European Rabbi Voices Alarm as Antisemitic Incidents in Germany Reportedly Jump Threefold

The number of antisemitic incidents in Germany jumped threefold in 2015, the Times of London reported on Tuesday. According to the report -- which cited German...

November 10, 2016 6:36 pm
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German Police Open Investigation After Neo-Nazi Group Publishes Addresses of Berlin Jewish Institutions on Facebook on Kristallnacht Anniversary

German police have opened an investigation after a neo-Nazi group published online the addresses of dozens of Berlin Jewish institutions -- including schools, stores, restaurants...

February 29, 2016 4:07 pm
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Canadian Shocked to Discover British War Hero Father Was German Jew Whose Story Inspired Book, Movie ‘The Great Escape’

A Canadian researching his late father's past was stunned to discover that his dad was actually a German Jew whose battle against the Nazis inspired a famous...

November 23, 2015 2:55 pm
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German Jewish Leader Calls for Refugee Quota, Warns Against Influx of Jew-Hatred

The leader of Germany’s Jewish community called for imposing a quota on the number of refugees coming into the country, amid concerns that asylum-seekers may stem...

November 6, 2015 5:38 am
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What the Horrors of Kristallnacht Should Teach Us Today

During the summer of 1938, with an urgent situation facing Jews in Nazi-occupied lands, 32 nations gathered in Evian, France, to find a solution to the...

October 28, 2015 7:34 am
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German Intelligence Agencies Sound Alarm Over Islamist Extremism, Antisemitism Entering Country With Flood of Refugees

German intelligence agencies have compiled a report outlining concerns over the influx of Middle Eastern immigrants holding radical anti-Jewish views, the UK's Daily Mail reported...

July 29, 2015 3:00 pm
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German Justice Minister Hails Berlin Maccabi Games as ‘Gift Our Country Didn’t Deserve’

German Justice Minister Heiko Maas said the Maccabi Games bringing together Jewish athletes from around the globe in Berlin this week were a gift the country "didn't deserve" after the Holocaust. "[The...

July 20, 2015 3:12 pm
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Jewish Institutions in Germany Still Need Police Protection, Leader Says

Jewish institutions in Germany "still need police protection" due to antisemitic threats, especially amid an expanding Jewish population in the country, President of the Central Council...

May 15, 2015 1:22 pm
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Germany Donates Funds to Restore Tel Aviv’s Bauhaus-Style Buildings

JNS.org - Germany said it will donate 2.5 million Euros ($2.86 million) over 10 years for the preservation and restoration of Tel Aviv's famous...

February 26, 2015 11:27 am
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German Jewish Leader Warns Community: Don’t Wear Yarmulkas ‘in Certain Areas’

Times of Israel - Jews should think twice before wearing a yarmulka in certain areas of Germany, the head of the country's Jewish umbrella group warned...

Culture

BBC Follows Blind British Backpacker as He Visits Israel’s Western Wall

Cameras from a BBC travel series followed a blind British backpacker who is on...

‘Bachelor’ Star Has Jewish Wedding at Synagogue in Texas

A "Bachelor" alum had a traditional Jewish wedding in Houston, Texas on Sunday. Reality television star...

France’s Greatest Composer — Georges Bizet — Was Jewish

Few operas are performed more than Georges Bizet’s Carmen; none are better loved. It...

Features

Trump, Often Polarizing, Draws Broad Jewish and Christian Support on Jerusalem

JNS.org - It’s not often that the American Jewish community is united on issues...

Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital, Bringing US Policy ‘Back to Reality’

JNS.org - President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on...

Israel’s Iron Dome System Goes Naval

JNS.org - The Israeli Navy has a new tool at its disposal to defend the country’s offshore gas rigs in the...

World

Swedish PM Condemns Attempted Arson Attack at Synagogue as Three Arrested

Three people were arrested early on Sunday after an attempted arson attack at a synagogue in the Swedish city of Gothenburg, prosecutors said. There were no reports of injuries and the...

Israel

Israel Destroys ‘Significant’ Cross-Border Terror Tunnel From G...

Israeli forces on Sunday destroyed a "significant" cross-border attack tunnel from the Gaza Strip, which the military said was being...

Middle East

Iraq Holds Military Parade Celebrating Final Victory Over Islamic State

An Iraqi military parade celebrating final victory over Islamic State is underway in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, an Iraqi military spokesman told Reuters on Sunday. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared...

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