“Anti-Semitic feelings are widespread in both far-right and Muslim communities in Germany”.
This is a statement by Charlotte Knobloch. She is the president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, and she spoke to the German newspaper Die Welt.
The latests Muslim attack on Jews in Germany has shocked the Jewish World. Last weekend several Muslim youth shouted “Juden Raus”, and threw stones at the Jewish dance group Chaverim in the city of Hanover.
German police are investigating the stoning of a Jewish dance group trying to perform on the street in Hanover’s Sahlkamp district, which has a large immigrant community.
Police said several Muslim immigrant youths were among the attackers and two youths were being questioned.
Alla Volodarska, of the Progressive Jewish community of Hanover, told Associated Press news agency she had spoken to the dancers involved.
“What happened is just so awful. The teenagers started throwing stones the moment our dance group was announced, even before they started dancing.”
Charlotte Knobloch, president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, told the Die Welt newspaper that anti-Semitic feelings were widespread in both far-right and Muslim communities in the country.
“It particularly saddens me that those anti-Semitic views can already be seen with such vehemence among children and youths,” she said.
Source: The BBC and multiple media.