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January 23, 2016 8:10 pm

Merkel Says Antisemitism More Widespread in Germany Than Commonly Thought

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says anti-Semitism is “more widespread” in Germany than some believe and that action is needed to “deal with it – especially among young people… from countries where hatred of Israel and the hatred of Jews is widespread.”

Merkel said on her weekly podcast that anti-Semitism is more “widespread than we imagine, and that’s why we have to make intensive efforts against it,” noting the negative effects of anti-Semitic propaganda online and attempts to combat it.

Read full story at Haaretz.

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