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Following elections, German Jewish leader calls to strengthen fight against far right

The President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Dr. Josef Schuster described the German federal elections as "an expression of living democracy." 

German police arrest four on Yom Kippur over synagogue attack plot

Four people were detained on Yom Kippur in connection with a suspected plan for an Islamic extremist attack on a synagogue in the German city of Hagen.

Ahead of German elections, 60 Jewish organisations warn against AfD

The Central Council of Jews in Germany, the European Jewish Congress and numerous other Jewish organisations have issued a joint appeal against voting for the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in the upcoming German elections.

Chemnitz Jewish restaurant attacker given 1-year suspended sentence

A 30-year-old suspect was given a one-year suspended prison sentence for his involvement in an antisemitic attack on a Jewish restaurant owner in the city of Chemnitz, Germany, DW reported.

Angela Merkel receives Buber-Rosenzweig Medal

German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel was awarded with the Buber-Rosenzweig Medal at a ceremony in Dresden.

Potsdam’s stylish new synagogue is the German city’s first since WWII

The city of Potsdam, Germany, has its first new synagogue since the Holocaust — and it’s quite a looker.

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