BERLIN – The Central Jewish Council in Germany recommends that Jews in major German cities a keppeltje to wear. The president of the council speaks in German media about a “turning point” for the German community.
Reason for the alert was an incident last week in which an Israeli with a keppeltje on the street in Berlin by a Syrian refugee was attacked with a belt and abused. According to figures from the police in the German capital is the number of anti-semitic incidents since 2013 will be doubled.
The chief of the council, Josef Schuster says it felt to have that “in a large part of the German community has understood that we are at a turning point.” If it fails to overt anti-semitism to a halt than it is that, according to him, “also a danger to our democracy.”