Wednesday, 28 October 2015

German Jews Warn Merkel That Refugees May Spread Anti-Semitism

Jewish leaders told German Chancellor Angela Merkel they’re concerned that refugees streaming into the country may foment anti-Semitism, underscoring the risk of social conflict as her government struggles to contain the migrant crisis.
Representatives of the Central Council of Jews in Germany said during a meeting with Merkel that many refugees “come from countries in which Israel is viewed as the enemy” and that “these prejudices are often projected onto Jews in general,” the chancellor’s Christian Democratic Union party said in a statement Tuesday. CDU leaders responded that they would combat anti-Semitism “resolutely.”

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