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On this week's WorldLink, meet two young activists in Berlin who are bringing Muslims and Jews in their neighborhood together to promote solidarity. Find out why Kurdish voters are planning to vote "yes" in Turkey's upcoming referendum. Meet vendors in LA who are risking deportation to make their living. Plus, how do you train a dog to sniff out a delicacy?
As reports of anti-Semitic bullying toward a Berlin teenager by his Muslim classmates sparked renewed concern over Jewish-Muslim relations in the German capital, meet a young Jew and a young Muslim activist who are working to promote solidarity and unity between their two communities. They are part of the Salaam-Shalom Initiative, which brings Jews and Muslims together to break down prejudices.
The Berlin school where a Jewish pupil was bullied out of class is a member of "Schools without Racism - Schools with Courage." A meaningless moniker? The network’s director says what matters now is the reaction.
The 19-year old American-Israeli hacker was tracked down as the main suspect in bomb threats against Jewish community in the United States. Investigators arrested the man in his home in southern Israel.
The head of Germany's largest Jewish organization has said the Turkish president's last comparisons with National Socialism insult the memory of Holocaust victims. It's the latest salvo in an incendiary war of words.