The German capital is attracting more and more highly qualified young foreigners who can't find work in their home countries. They're one reason Germany is weathering the global economic crisis so well.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has condemned the burning of Israeli symbols during protests against the US decision on Jerusalem. Germany's interior, foreign and justice ministers also expressed criticism.
By setting symbols of Israel on fire in recent days, demonstrators have raised a legal issue. The burning of national symbols is not forbidden in all cases, although incitement to violence against Jewish people is.
Those who wish to live in Germany must accept its values. That includes the country's tough stance on anti-Semitism, says DW Editor-in-Chief Ines Pohl.
In response to questioning by the far-right AfD, Berlin's Interior Ministry has requested police speak German at work. But it has stressed that the ability to speak other languages is generally helpful.
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