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Germany:

Pro-Palestinian Arab demonstrators cleared from Berlin university

German police clear about 150 pro-Palestinian Arab demonstrators from the Humboldt University’s Institute for Social Sciences in downtown Berlin.

Pro-Palestinian Arab demonstrators cleared from Berlin university

Anti-Israel protests expanding:

"Human chain" against Israel in Europe

Police in Berlin and Amsterdam dispersed anti-Israel student protests. Tent camps were set up in Finland, Denmark, Italy, Spain, France and Britain against Israel.

"Human chain" against Israel in Europe

Berlin:

Neo-Nazis attack Jewish passerby

Two neo-Nazis verbally attack Jewish man in Biesdorf quarter, do Nazi salute as a tribute to Hitler.

Neo-Nazis attack Jewish passerby

Israeli and German Presidents meet in Berlin

President Isaac Herzog met German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin as part of his state visit.

Israeli and German Presidents meet in Berlin

Caucasus Jewish community in Germany marks 10th year

The Azerbaijani community in Berlin celebrated the tenth anniversary of the community's founding with an impressive ceremony including numerous Rabbis and public figures.

Caucasus Jewish community in Germany marks 10th year

Berlin:

Grandson of Munich Massacre victim assaulted

A pro-Palestinian activist assaulted pro-Israel activist Lahav Shapira, the grandson of Amitzur Shapira, breaking several bones in his face.

Grandson of Munich Massacre victim assaulted

Berlin:

Jewish student attacked by pro-Palestinian student

23-year-old pro-Palestinian Arab student beats 30-year-old Jewish student in Berlin, causing him to require hospitalization.

Jewish student attacked by pro-Palestinian student

Kfir Bibas' birthday marked at Berlin art exhibit

The Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) and ISRAEL-is organized a special art exhibit in Berlin, Germany, to draw international attention to the ongoing plight of the Bibas family.

Kfir Bibas' birthday marked at Berlin art exhibit

Jewish group:

'Abhorrent, antisemitic hate fest' held in Berlin

Under the guise of free speech, mass murder of Jews and rape of Israeli women legitimized at meeting in Berlin.

'Abhorrent, antisemitic hate fest' held in Berlin

Berlin:

Two people attacked after speaking Hebrew

Man assaults two people who were speaking Hebrew in Neukölln district before fleeing the scene.

Two people attacked after speaking Hebrew

Due to diplomatic immunity:

Germany won't prosecute Abbas for Holocaust comments

Berlin AG drops Mahmoud Abbas’ Holocaust hate speech case due to diplomatic immunity.

Germany won't prosecute Abbas for Holocaust comments

Thousands of non-Jews rally against antisemitism in Berlin

German official: 'Jews are afraid, & they feel left alone, it’s important that we make a powerful statement here today: Never again is now.'

Thousands of non-Jews rally against antisemitism in Berlin

Berlin:

Brandenburg Gate lit up with: 'Never Again is Now'

On the night marking Kristallnacht and amid the war between Israel and Hamas, Berlin landmark lit up with a message against antisemitism.

Brandenburg Gate lit up with: 'Never Again is Now'

Berlin police apologize for removing posters of Israeli hostages

The Berlin police issued an apology after recordings showed police officers removing posters with pictures of Israeli hostages in Gaza.

Berlin police apologize for removing posters of Israeli hostages

Berlin synagogue firebombed as antisemitic incidents rise

German Chancellor condemns Molotov Cocktail attack on synagogue, says 'we'll never accept attacks on Jewish institutions.'

Berlin synagogue firebombed as antisemitic incidents rise

German officials attend prayer for Israel at Berlin synagogue

Chief Rabbi of Berlin lauds show of solidarity by German government officials at the main synagogue of Berlin.

German officials attend prayer for Israel at Berlin synagogue

In Berlin:

Singer criticizes artists who don't take stance on reform

Israeli singer-songwriter Aviv Geffen: I scoff at those who do not take any position and prefer to earn more money and more audiences.

Singer criticizes artists who don't take stance on reform

Germany to commemorate Polish victims of World War II

German government presents plans for “German-Polish House” in Berlin to serve as memorial to Polish victims of World War II.

Germany to commemorate Polish victims of World War II

Rabbi of Berlin told to remove kippah at airport

Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal told to take off his religious head covering during security check at Berlin airport.

Rabbi of Berlin told to remove kippah at airport

Germany: Fire destroys book box dedicated to Holocaust history

Holocaust ‘book box’ at German deportation memorial destroyed in apparent antisemitic arson.

Germany: Fire destroys book box dedicated to Holocaust history

Germany:

Soccer club founded by Holocaust survivors set to make history

Makkabi Berlin, soccer club founded by Holocaust survivors, is about to make Jewish history in Germany.

Soccer club founded by Holocaust survivors set to make history

Germany:

19-year-old Israeli attacked by three men in Berlin

19-year-old Israeli tourist suffers minor injuries in attack in Berlin. Local police investigating a possible antisemitic attack.

19-year-old Israeli attacked by three men in Berlin

Chabad opens Germany’s largest Jewish center since WWII

Chabad emissaries in Berlin inaugurate one of the largest Jewish centers in the world.

Chabad opens Germany’s largest Jewish center since WWII

Roger Waters claims:

'Nazi-style uniform was a statement against fascism'

Pink Floyd co-founder defends his donning a Nazi-style uniform on stage in Berlin, which resulted in a criminal investigation against him.

'Nazi-style uniform was a statement against fascism'

Berlin police launch investigation of Roger Waters

Police investigating Pink Floyd co-founder after he dressed in a uniform resembling a Nazi officer during Berlin concert.

Berlin police launch investigation of Roger Waters

Op-ed:

Words of caution from a European friend

With hindsight it is clear that rightist European professions of love for Zionism and the Jewish people were always a sham, Op-ed.

Words of caution from a European friend

SWC commends Berlin for banning pro-Hamas signs

Simon Wiesenthal Center commends Berlin police who banned signs supporting terrorist organizations during May Day demonstrations.

SWC commends Berlin for banning pro-Hamas signs

Berlin:

Police ban Hamas flags during May Day demonstrations

The move follows a recent march in which participants chanted “Death to Jews” and “Death to Israel.”

Police ban Hamas flags during May Day demonstrations

Germany:

Knifeman attacks staff and visitors at Berlin Jewish Hospital

Police shoot knifeman who attacked staff and visitors at a Jewish hospital in Germany’s capital. The motive for the incident is unclear.

Knifeman attacks staff and visitors at Berlin Jewish Hospital

‘Death to the Jews’ chants heard at Berlin pro-Palestinian rally

German authorities investigating anti-Israel rally after demonstrators chant 'Death to the Jews.'

‘Death to the Jews’ chants heard at Berlin pro-Palestinian rally

Berlin Jewish summit:

Canadian NGO presents film countering anti-Israel narrative

Toronto-based Jewish advocacy org showcases film that empowers audiences to 'renew their commitment to the Jewish State.'

Canadian NGO presents film countering anti-Israel narrative

Netanyahu departs for Berlin:

'The main subject is Iran, security issues don't take a break'

Prime Minister Netanyahu to meet German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, call on EU to take a harder line against Iran's nuclear weapons program.

'The main subject is Iran, security issues don't take a break'

Protests expected in Berlin as Netanyahu travels to Germany

Netanyahu to meet with German chancellor for talks on Ukraine and Iran's nuclear program. Protests expected at Ben-Gurion and Berlin.

Protests expected in Berlin as Netanyahu travels to Germany

Germany:

Following Frankfurt, other cities to cancel Roger Waters shows

German tour by pro-BDS former Pink Floyd frontman may not take place as multiple cities move to ban his concerts.

Following Frankfurt, other cities to cancel Roger Waters shows

Emhoff visits synagogue and Holocaust memorial in Berlin

Second Gentleman wraps up tour of Poland and Germany which he said is crucial for his work combating antisemitism.

Emhoff visits synagogue and Holocaust memorial in Berlin

'Woman of the Century' -101-year-old survivor returns to Germany

Who is 101-year-old Margot Friedlaender and why is Berlin awarding her its highest merit?

'Woman of the Century' -101-year-old survivor returns to Germany

Hanukkah parade held from Berlin Olympic Stadium

100 vehicles participate in parade marking 50 years since Munich Massacre at the Olympic Games.

Hanukkah parade held from Berlin Olympic Stadium

German Finance Minister:

'I learned from the light of Hanukkah that Putin will not win'

Minister Christian Lindner blasts Russian President over war in Ukraine, hints that his country will lead further sanctions.

'I learned from the light of Hanukkah that Putin will not win'

World’s largest aquarium in Berlin explodes

Enormous aquarium containing 1,500 exotic fish bursts, causing two injuries.

World’s largest aquarium in Berlin explodes

Second Jewish man attacked in Berlin

Jewish man brutally assaulted on Berlin subway only days after rabbi assaulted near Berlin train station.

Second Jewish man attacked in Berlin

German state rabbi attacked, subjected to antisemitic abuse

Rabbi of Potsdam assaulted in antisemitic attack in front of son at Berlin train station.

German state rabbi attacked, subjected to antisemitic abuse

Cases of antisemitism continue to soar in Berlin

Attorney General's Office urges increased reporting of antisemitic incidents.

Cases of antisemitism continue to soar in Berlin

Herzog at dinner in Berlin:

'We are working for the sake of the future'

President and First Lady attend state dinner hosted by German President at Schloss Bellevue presidential palace in Berlin.

'We are working for the sake of the future'

Will Mahmoud Abbas face charges for Holocaust relativization?

Berlin police are investigating whether charges can be filed against Abbas for Israel ‘Holocausts’ comment.

Will Mahmoud Abbas face charges for Holocaust relativization?

Yad Vashem chairman:

'Abbas' despicable words in Berlin are appalling'

Yad Vashem chairman Dani Dayan calls on German government to respond to PA chairman's accusation that Israel committed "holocausts".

'Abbas' despicable words in Berlin are appalling'

Lapid blasts Abbas:

'History will never forgive him'

Prime Minister Lapid blasts PA chairman after he accused Israel of committing “holocausts” against Palestinian Arabs.

'History will never forgive him'

Berlin Holocaust memorial vandalized

Jewish memorial in Berlin defaced with Nazi and antisemitic graffiti.

Berlin Holocaust memorial vandalized

German police investigate 60-foot swastika mowed into grass

Large swastika in field that could be seen from the air being investigated by German police.

German police investigate 60-foot swastika mowed into grass

Berlin:

Terror suspected as vehicle slams into crowd wounding dozens

The incident took place near the spot of a 2016 terror attack in which 12 were killed and dozens more injured.

Terror suspected as vehicle slams into crowd wounding dozens

Berlin sponsors anti-Israel hate festival

The point: Israel allegedly strengthens rightist populism around the world and rightist populism strengthens Zionism. Op-ed.

Berlin sponsors anti-Israel hate festival

Knesset Christian Allies Caucus marks Yom Hashoah in Berlin

1 thousand Jews and Christians marched through Berlin under the motto "From the Heart and on Foot - for Peace, against Antisemitism."

Knesset Christian Allies Caucus marks Yom Hashoah in Berlin

German antisemitism commissioner visits Jewish refugees

Felix Klein visits Berlin Jewish school that is helping 50 Ukrainian Jewish refugees adjust to life in Germany, praising the school's work.

German antisemitism commissioner visits Jewish refugees

120 children arrive in Berlin from Odessa Jewish orphanage

Children make 1,000 mile journey from Odessa to Berlin on five school buses and have permission to stay in Germany.

120 children arrive in Berlin from Odessa Jewish orphanage

Berlin launches antisemitism awareness campaign

Campaign seeks to encourage Berlin residents to “look, recognize, act” if they see antisemitism taking place.

Berlin launches antisemitism awareness campaign

Nearly 300 Berlin streets honor people expressing anti-Semitism

Berlin has 290 streets named for people who expressed anti-Semitic views, analysis finds.

Nearly 300 Berlin streets honor people expressing anti-Semitism

Enemies of Israel in power in Berlin and Brussels

Difficult times ahead for the relationship between Jerusalem and members of Berlin's new government, while EU funds anti-Israel NGOs. Op-ed.

Enemies of Israel in power in Berlin and Brussels

Report: Berlin Jews face three anti-Semitic incidents a day

Report finds that anti-Semitism in Berlin increased significantly in the first six months of 2021, with record high numbers.

Report: Berlin Jews face three anti-Semitic incidents a day

Hanukkah candles lit at place from which Nazi laws came

Representatives of the Jewish community in Berlin light Hanukkah candles with the German Minister of Justice.

Hanukkah candles lit at place from which Nazi laws came

Watch: Convoys of menorahs on the streets of Berlin

A convoy of about thirty vehicles with menorahs, led by Chabad, travels on street of Berlin after Hanukkah candle lighting.

Watch: Convoys of menorahs on the streets of Berlin

German Jewish leader: 'Targeted action' needed against Jew hatred

Central Council of Jews in Germany President Josef Schuster reacts to a report documenting the May surge in anti-Semitism in Berlin.

German Jewish leader: 'Targeted action' needed against Jew hatred