Saturday, July 1, 2017

German Pres. Denounces Growing Antisemitism; Claims Social Media Disseminates Jewish Hatred

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier this week denounced growing anti-Semitism in Germany,  the Jerusalem Post website reports today (July 1, 2017).

Speaking at the 100th anniversary of the Augsburg synagogue, the president noted that while most Germans stand against anti-Semitism, a growing trend of anti-Jewish hatred is being spread on social media, in part due to some Muslim immigrant groups.

"Social media often propagates the spread of hate and anti-Semitic provocation," he said.

Despite this, however, Steinmeier noted that, in comparison to France, Germany's Jews are staying put, rather than immigrating to Israel.

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