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August 23, 2012 8:00 pm

Peres Calls on Germany to End Circumcision Controversy

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Israeli President Shimon Peres. Photo: David Shankbone.

JPost – President Shimon Peres called on German President Joachim Gauck on Thursday to resolve the German legal issues around circumcision, Army Radio reported.

“Circumcision has constituted a central aspect of our nation’s Jewish identity over thousands of years. The value of religious freedom for the Jewish community must be preserved,” Peres wrote Gacuk in a letter. Peres hosted Gauck at the Presidential Residence in May.

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