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Germany’s new law backs deportations for terrorism praise and antisemitic hate crimes

The move comes in reaction to online hate posts that celebrated the Hamas attack on Israel and other terrorist incidents.

Newly naturalized Germans required to commit to protecting Jewish life​​​​​​​ in the country

Germany's new citizenship reform now specifically excludes anyone found to have committed antisemitic, racist or other inhumane acts.

RIAS documented 4,782 antisemitic incidents in Germany in 2023

This represents an increase of over 80% compared to the previous year. On average, 13 antisemitic incidents were recorded per day. The Hamas terror attacks in Israel on October 7 2023 led to a sharp increase in antisemitic incidents in Germany.

Stolpersteine in Weimar vandalised with antisemitic messages

“Jews are criminals,” said the messages on the so-called Stolpersteine or stumbling stones, which are embedded in local sidewalks to mark the houses that once belonged to local Jews.

German government published report highlighting the connections between the BDS movement and Palestinian extremism

The report states there are "sufficient indications" that BDS violates the principles of international understanding

Football fans lay wreaths at Dachau to commemorate Nazi victims

Fans from Scotland, Ukraine, Germany, Israel and other nations laid wreaths at the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site to commemorate victims of the Nazis, vowing “never again” and to use football as a force to unite people.

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