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Central Council of Jews in Germany alarmed by latest report on far right extremism

The Central Council of Jews in Germany is alarmed by the latest findings of the annual report on far right extremism by the the country's federal domestic intelligence agency.

Swastika found painted on Torah ark at Frankfurt Airport prayer room

The Jewish prayer room at Frankfurt International Airport was desecrated by antisemitic vandals who daubed a swastika on the Torah ark, the German daily Bild reported.

Conference of German Education Ministers to discuss problem of antisemitism in schools

Jewish pupils in Germany sometimes experience massive hostility from other pupils. The Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs will discuss this pressing issue in their upcoming meeting.

Germany dismisses commando policemen over Nazi content

German prosecutors have dismissed 19 policemen in a commando unit and suspended another over suspicions they had glorified violence and made references to a former Nazi organization in online chats, a spokeswoman said.

Attempted arson attack on synagogue in Ulm, Germany

A masked man was seen pouring liquid on the synagogue's exterior wall, which was then set alight. The attack in the southern city of Ulm has been slammed as "vile."

CDU wants to deny naturalisation to antisemites

The CDU/CSU parliamentary group wants to change the citizenship law because of the growing number of antisemitic incidents. Those who incite against Jews should not be able to become Germans.

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