Only a few years ago some simpletons were lauding just how great it was for Jews to go and live in Germany.
I guess they weren’t paying attention to the decades long societal-jihad of muslims making the hijra to Europe, long before the recent opening of the floodgates for even more Jew-hating Muslims.
Berlin Jews fear refugees could put them ‘in jeopardy’
Jews in Germany are concerned that the country’s open-door refugee policy could lead to a rise in anti-Semitism and cost the country its hard-earned position as a safe haven. Charlotte Chelsom-Pill reports from Berlin.
For Jewish communities, becoming an integral part of German society has been a long and difficult road. In the preceding decades, in the words of Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal of the Jewish community of Berlin, German authorities and members of the public have done an “enormous amount to create a situation where Jews once again feel comfortable living in Germany” in the wake of the atrocities of the Second World War. Now, he says, that could all be in “jeopardy.”
This year alone, Germany estimates that around one million asylum-seekers will arrive in the country. Some 70,000 of those are estimated to be living in Germany’s chronically broke capital, Berlin. The city has made international headlines for largely embracing Germany’s open door policy, but there are many who are concerned, and Germany’s Jewish community is among the most vocal.
Last month the president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Josef Schuster, called for a limit on the number arriving in the country. In an interview with Germany’s Die Welt newspaper he said intolerance of Jews and Israel is innate in parts of the Middle East, warning a rise in anti-Semitism is a likely by-product of Germany’s refugee policy. It is a fear that has struck a chord with many Jews in Berlin.
Though anti-Semitism of any kind is comparatively rare here, one needs only go to a synagogue in Berlin to see that the fear of attack is ever present. Most have armed guards standing outside, though few are as secure as the synagogue on Münstersche Strasse, home to Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal, an American Jew.
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