Anti-semitic attacks are on the rise, not only in Berlin. Two young men who didn’t want to believe that wearing a kippa might be dangerous found out the hard way: Not long after donning the skullcaps, they were attacked.
Police register far more anti-Semitic offenses in Berlin than in any other German state, according to local German media. Berlin is a flashpoint for conflict, a representative of the city's Jewish community told DW.
After an Arab-Israeli man wearing a skullcap was attacked in Berlin, the assailant has now been sentenced to four weeks' detention. The case sparked outrage in Germany, with thousands rallying against anti-Semitism.
European Jews increasingly feel under threat. Now researchers looked into a possible connection between an increase in immigration from Muslim majority countries and a rise in anti-Semitism in Western Europe.
Artists in Germany have collaborated to create a hooded sweatshirt with a kippa, a traditional Jewish skullcap, sewn on top. While intended as a statement against anti-Semitism, it also plays with a "provocative limit."
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