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  • Angela Merkel defends German-Jewish leader fearful of Muslim refugees

    March 15, 2016 | 10:28 am

    Anti-Semitism in Germany, whether from natives or refugees, must be confronted by the government and civil society together, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.

    Speaking Monday to more than 100 legislators from some 40 countries gathered in Berlin for the...

  • Jewish leader in Germany suggests cap on number of refugees

    November 23, 2015 | 2:57 pm

    The head of Germany’s main Jewish organization has suggested capping the number of refugees allowed into the country, so Germany can do a better job of integrating those already there.

    At issue are attitudes toward Jews, women and gays in the home countries of many refugees, said...

  • Germany’s Jewish umbrella warns lawmakers on euthanasia law

    November 2, 2015 | 11:23 am

    Proposals to change Germany’s euthanasia law have drawn strong warnings from Germany’s main Jewish organization.

    The Central Council of Jews in Germany said Monday that there must be no liberalization of assisted suicide in the country.

    Euthanasia is a particularly sensitive...

  • German Jewish leader warns against wearing kipah in Muslim neighborhoods

    February 26, 2015 | 9:54 am

    A Jewish leader in Germany advised Jews not to wear yarmulkes in neighborhoods with large Muslim populations.

    Josef Schuster, president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, in an interview Thursday with the Berlin-based radio station rbb Inforadio recommended wearing a hat...

  • Germany should award pensions to ghetto survivors, Jewish body says

    March 3, 2013 | 7:08 am

    Germany's main Jewish body is calling on the German government and parliament to step in on behalf of survivors of World War II ghettoes who have not yet received a German pension for their work.

    Dieter Graumann, head of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, said in a statement...

  • German Parliament passes law guaranteeing legality of ritual circumcision

    December 12, 2012 | 10:58 am

    The German Parliament passed a law protecting the right of Jewish and Muslim parents to choose a ritual circumcision for their sons, after months of heated debate over efforts to ban the practice.

    In all, 434 legislators voted Wednesday for the new law proposed by the federal...

  • German Jews more than victims, community head says

    January 5, 2011 | 10:14 am

    Jews in Germany must stop emphasizing their role as victims and develop their positive Jewish identity, said Dieter Graumann, the new head of the Central Council of Jews in Germany.

    Graumann, 60, told the Financial Times Deutschland in an end-of-the-year interview that while it is...