Cheeky, provocative, reflective: The young Israeli moved to Germany at 14, and has a special perspective on both countries. He speaks up for tolerance and is the new go-to person, when a Jewish point of view is needed.
Anti-Semitism was still showing "its evil face" in Germany, said President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Speaking at the Israeli embassy, he added he was "horrified and ashamed" by crowds burning Israeli flags in Berlin.
The Israeli flag was recently burned at a protest in Berlin — and with it the Star of David. That it happened in Germany is particularly scandalous, because it awakens memories of the Nazi persecution of the Jews.
Sigmar Gabriel has said Germany has a special role in fighting anti-Semitism. While official statistics attribute most such crimes to right-wing extremists, a new study argues anti-Semitism is widespread among refugees.
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