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German Paper Speaks Out Against Anti-Semitism

By Don Snyder

German Paper Speaks Out Against Anti-Semitism
Bild, the largest circulation paper in Germany Friday called on Germans to raise their voices against anti-Semitism. A banner headline said: “Nie Wieder Juden-Hass (Never Again Jew Hatred).Read More


Germany Warns Against Hate Speech After Imam Calls To 'Destroy the Zionist Jews'

By Don Snyder

Germany Warns Against Hate Speech After Imam Calls To 'Destroy the Zionist Jews'
Germany is vowing to clamp down on public anti-Semitic language, responding to recent demonstrations and speeches in which protesters called for death to Jews.Read More


Poland Poll Reveals Stubborn Anti-Semitism Amid Jewish Revival Hopes

By Don Snyder

Poland Poll Reveals Stubborn Anti-Semitism Amid Jewish Revival Hopes
63% of Poles say Jews control international banking and media — and many believe other canards. What does a new poll say about Poland’s hoped-for Jewish revival?Read More


Meet Margot Friedlander, Berlin's Unlikely 92-Year-Old Jewish Celebrity

By Don Snyder

Meet Margot Friedlander, Berlin's Unlikely 92-Year-Old Jewish Celebrity
By moving back to Berlin three years ago, Margot Friedlander, a 92-year-old Holocaust survivor, has become an unlikely celebrity in the land where she was once persecuted.Read More


Berlin Court Orders City To Issue Funds to Berlin’s Jewish Communal Umbrella

By Don Snyder

Berlin Court Orders City To Issue Funds to Berlin’s Jewish Communal Umbrella
A court in Berlin ruled today that the city must pay the city’s state-funded Jewish community, its annual subsidy, according to wire reports.Read More






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