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'Time for Germany to compensate victims' families for failures during 1972 Olympics'

Israeli families of Munich Olympics massacre victims to boycott German ceremony marking 50th anniversary.

'Time for Germany to compensate victims' families for failures'

Pres. Herzog receives credentials of three new ambassadors

President Isaac Herzog receives the credentials of the new ambassadors of Germany, Vietnam, and Nepal.

Pres. Herzog receives credentials of three new ambassadors

German man on trial for planning neo-Nazi attacks with guns, explosives

German court hears that suspect planned to recruit neo-Nazis to stage violent attacks in order to cause a 'race war.'

Man on trial for plotting neo-Nazi attacks with guns, explosives

Annotated version of 'Mein Kampf' now available for free online

German scholars make their best-selling annotated version of Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ available online for free.

Annotated version of 'Mein Kampf' now available for free online

German man files constitutional complaint to remove antisemitic church sculpture

Jewish man in Germany files constitutional complaint after federal court rules church does not have to remove antisemitic medieval carving.

Legal fight to remove antisemitic church sculpture continues

German man sent to prison for Holocaust comment

German man reportedly sent to prison for Holocaust comment about singer who claimed antisemitism.

German man sent to prison for Holocaust comment

Vandals damage trees at Buchenwald for second time in a week

Premier of Thuringia state pledges "decisive response" after trees planted in honor of Buchenwald victims are vandalized yet again.

Vandals damage trees at Buchenwald

German neo-Nazi march blocked by protesters

Saturday march in Mainz by neo-Nazi group blocked by 3,000 protesters who force far right extremists to leave.

German neo-Nazi march blocked by protesters

German nationalist convicted of plotting to kill politicians

A far right German soldier was sentenced to 5 years behind bars for planning to assassinate top politicians while posing as an Arab refugee.

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German commissioner blasts art exhibit over antisemitism claims

Federal antisemitism commissioner Felix Klein calls exhibit's slow response to allegations of antisemitism 'devastating.'

Commissioner blasts art exhibit over antisemitism claims

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.

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Germany's Central Council of Jews awards prize for combating antisemitism

Paul Spiegel Prize for Civil Courage for combating antisemitism goes to Grannies Against the Right and Tennis Borussia Berlin sports club.

Central Council of Jews awards prize for combating antisemitism

Report: Germany saw seven antisemitic incidents per day in 2021

Berlin antisemitism monitor documents massive increase in antisemitic incidents compared to previous year.

Report: Germany saw seven antisemitic incidents per day in 2021

101-year old former Nazi camp guard sentenced to 5 years for war crimes

Oldest person charged in Germany with Holocaust war crimes found guilty of accessory to murder while a guard at Sachsenhausen death camp.

101-year old Nazi guard sentenced to 5 years for war crimes

Europe considers returning to coal in response to Russia

EU nations consider drastic measures as gas supply from Russia dwindles.

Europe considers returning to coal in response to Russia

Leaders of Germany, France and Italy to visit Kyiv

Leaders of the European Union's three biggest countries expected to arrive in Kyiv and meet Zelenskyy.

Leaders of Germany, France and Italy to visit Kyiv

German court: Medieval antisemitic sculpture can stay on church

Offensive carving from 13th century featuring Jews and a pig will stay on church, after high court rules against Jewish plaintiff.

German court: Medieval antisemitic sculpture can stay on church

Germany, Switzerland arrest 4 ISIS sympathizers

Four suspected members of ISIS detained in Germany and Switzerland in a cross-border operation.

Germany, Switzerland arrest 4 ISIS sympathizers

Four people injured in stabbing at German university

Students overpower man suspected of stabbing people at university city of Hamm. Motive for incident unclear.

Four people injured in stabbing at German university

European powers to Iran: End the nuclear escalation

France, Germany and the United Kingdom condemn Iran's latest steps to scale back compliance with 2015 nuclear deal.

'End the nuclear escalation'

German Jewish leader: Right wing extremism endangering community

Josef Schuster describes Jewish community “under massive threat” due to right wing extremism.

German Jewish leader: Right wing extremism endangering community

US, Britain, France and Germany seek to censure Iran at IAEA

US, Britain, France and Germany submit motion to IAEA calling on Iran to fully cooperate with it.

US, Britain, France and Germany seek to censure Iran at IAEA

Three UK soccer fans arrested for Nazi salutes in Munich

Large police presence dealing with unruly British soccer fans who travelled to Munich for England vs Germany game.

Three UK soccer fans arrested for Nazi salutes in Munich

Germany: Four dead, dozens injured in train derailment

At least four people killed and dozens injured when train derails near a Bavarian Alpine resort.

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200 antisemitic letters sent to Bavarian politicians, prosecutors and NGOs

Hateful letters, containing Holocaust denial, also mailed to student groups across Germany's largest state.

200 antisemitic letters sent to Bavarian officials and NGOs

CER Convention: Education is needed to protect religious freedom in Europe

Conference of European Rabbis hosts 32nd General Convention at in Munich.

'Education is needed to protect religious freedom in Europe'

Appeal to remove antisemitic church statue heard in German court

Statue depicting Jews and a pig has long been considered antisemitic but has stayed on the wall of the historic Town Church in Wittenberg.

Appeal to remove antisemitic church statue heard in German court

German court sentences members of antisemitic group to jail time

Defendants sentenced for founding antisemitic network of online forums used to spread anti-Jewish propaganda and recruit new members.

German court sentences members of antisemitic group to jail time

Dozens of Jewish graves in German cemetery desecrated

Large number of Jewish headstones knocked over in cemetery in Saxony-Anhalt, causing significant damage.

Dozens of Jewish graves in German cemetery desecrated

New synagogue in Germany is inaugurated

New synagogue, located in a hospital, is a 'powerful symbol of open-mindedness and a welcoming culture,' minister says.

New synagogue in Germany is inaugurated

German government to award prize for combating antisemitism

Prize will award initiatives that celebrate the Jewish community and strive to combat antisemitism.

German government to award prize for combating antisemitism

101-year old Nazi guard on trial in Germany may get five years in jail

Prosecutors in the trial of 101-year old ex-Nazi death camp guard charged in Germany with war crimes ask for five-year sentence.

101yr old Nazi guard on trial in Germany may get 5 years in jail

German hospital to inaugurate new synagogue

Leading orthopedic hospital opens its own synagogue, offering full kosher program for Jewish patients from around the world.

German hospital to inaugurate new synagogue

Germany: Explosives, far-right literature, found at teen suspect's home

Explosives, antisemitic literature found at home of German teenager suspected of planning school attack.

Explosives, far-right literature, found at teen suspect's home

Germany: Knife attack on train investigated as potential terror attack

Iraq-born man wounds five people with knife on regional train in Germany before being overpowered.

Knife attack on train investigated as potential terror attack

Following uproar: Lufthansa CEO apologizes to Chief Rabbi of Berlin

CEO of Lufthansa speaks to Rabbi Yehudah Teichtal, apologizes for antisemitic incident on company flight.

Lufthansa CEO apologizes to Chief Rabbi of Berlin

AJC poll: Antisemitism widespread problem in Germany

Survey finds that the German general and Muslim populations both recognize antisemitism is a growing problem in Germany.

AJC poll: Antisemitism widespread problem in Germany

Jeremy Issacharoff: 'I refuse to believe that the outbreak of war is the end of diplomacy'

Israel’s outgoing ambassador to Germany reflects on four of the country’s most dramatic years since World War II.

'I refuse to believe an outbreak of war is the end of diplomacy'

German extremism watchdog: Antisemitism thriving across the country

New report details alarming rise of antisemitism due to the pandemic, anti-Israel protests and online hate.

German watchdog: Antisemitism thriving across the country

Germany reversing course, will send tanks to Ukraine

More than two months into the Ukraine war, Germany is reversing course and will send a shipment of anti-aircraft tanks to Ukraine.

Germany reversing course, will send tanks to Ukraine