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The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2018


Felix Klein

German federal commissioner to combat antisemitism

Veteran German diplomat Felix Klein was thrust into the limelight in April 2018 when he became his country's first federal commissioner to combat antisemitism. Hailed by Jewish leaders for having already played a "pivotal role in Germany’s efforts to combat antisemitism," Klein's appointment followed a spate of violent antisemitic incidents in Germany in the wake of the US decision to move its Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. As well as tackling the threat posed by Germany's far-right, Klein is also addressing antisemitism among Muslim immigrants, whom, he says, "have been given a picture of Jews and Israel in their original homelands which has led to antisemitic attitudes." Klein has also pledged to combat the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel, denouncing it "as antisemitic in its actions and goals." (Photo: Screenshot.)


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