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11:30  26 may  2019
11:30  26 may  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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A German official said in an interview Saturday that Jews should avoid wearing traditional religious caps known as kippahs "everywhere, all the time" in public in the country due to the rising antisemitism . Yahoo News reported that Felix Klein, the country ' s commissioner on anti - Semitism

The German government's anti - Semitism commissioner on Saturday warned the country ' s Jewish community to avoid donning kippahs (traditional Jewish head coverings) in public spaces due to a rise in anti -Semitic crimes. "I cannot advise Jews to wear the kippah everywhere all the time in Germany

German official warns country's Jews against wearing Kippah amid rising anti-Semitism © Getty German official warns country's Jews against wearing Kippah amid rising anti-Semitism

A German official said in an interview Saturday that Jews should avoid wearing traditional religious caps known as kippahs "everywhere, all the time" in public in the country due to the rising antisemitism.

Yahoo News reported that Felix Klein, the country's commissioner on anti-Semitism, made the comments in an interview published Saturday by the Funke regional press association.

"I cannot advise Jews to wear the Kippah everywhere all the time in Germany," Klein said, pointing to a "lifting of inhibitions and the uncouthness which is on the rise in society" as contributing factors to a rise in anti-Semitic offenses in the country.

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The German government’ s commissioner for Antisemitism has warned Jews living in Germany against The German official ’ s remarks come amid a sharp rise in violent antisemitic attacks across the German newspaper Die Welt reported: “I can’t advise Jews to wear Kippah at all times and

The German government's antisemitism commissioner Felix Klein announced on Saturday that the country ' s Jewish community should avoid wearing kippot in public because of rising antisemitism . "I cannot advise Jews to wear the kippot everywhere all the time in Germany

German official warns country's Jews against wearing Kippah amid rising anti-Semitism © 2018 Getty Images BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 25: A participant wears a kippah during a 'wear a kippah' gathering to protest against anti-Semitism in front of the Jewish Community House on April 25, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. The Jewish community made a public appeal for Jews and non-Jews to attend the event and wear a kippah as a show of solidarity. The effort was sparked by a recent incident in Berlin in which a Syrian Palestinian man berated and struck with his belt a man wearing a kippah. The kippah-wearer was not Jewish, but an Israeli Arab who wore the kippah curious what reaction he might receive while walking in Berlin. In 2017 Germany reportedly recorded 1453 criminal offenses related to anti-Semitism, of which 94 percent were attributed to German citizens. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images)

Crime data reported earlier this year by the BBC indicated that anti-Semitic incidents reported to police had risen by 10 percent across Germany in 2018, including a 60 percent rise in physical attacks.

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The warning comes after a sharp rise in violent anti -Semitic incidents against Jews in Germany . Germans donned the kippa in solidarity demonstrations across the country after an assault on two men Dr. Felix Klein advised Jews against wearing the Kippa amid "increasing social dis-inhibition

Thousands of people across Germany marched in solidarity with the country ' s Jewish community Wednesday amid rising concerns over A day after Josef Schuster, head of the Central Council of Jews in Germany , warned against Jewish men wearing a kippa (skullcap) in public, demonstrators

"The internet and social media have largely contributed to this...but so have constant attacks against our culture of remembrance," Klein said in the interview.

The head of the Central Council of Jews in Germany said earlier this year that Germany's government needed to do more to protect Jews in the country, calling federal action "urgently needed."

"What had already solidified as a subjective impression among Jews is now confirmed in the statistics," said Josef Shcuster, according to the BBC. "Considering that acts below the threshold for criminal liability are not covered, the picture becomes even darker."

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German official warns country's Jews against wearing Kippah amid rising anti-Semitism
German official warns country's Jews against wearing Kippah amid rising anti-Semitism
German official warns country's Jews against wearing Kippah amid rising anti-Semitism
German official warns country's Jews against wearing Kippah amid rising anti-Semitism
German official warns country's Jews against wearing Kippah amid rising anti-Semitism
German official warns country's Jews against wearing Kippah amid rising anti-Semitism
German official warns country's Jews against wearing Kippah amid rising anti-Semitism
German official warns country's Jews against wearing Kippah amid rising anti-Semitism
German official warns country's Jews against wearing Kippah amid rising anti-Semitism
German official warns country's Jews against wearing Kippah amid rising anti-Semitism
German official warns country's Jews against wearing Kippah amid rising anti-Semitism
German official warns country's Jews against wearing Kippah amid rising anti-Semitism
German official warns country's Jews against wearing Kippah amid rising anti-Semitism
German official warns country's Jews against wearing Kippah amid rising anti-Semitism
German official warns country's Jews against wearing Kippah amid rising anti-Semitism
German official warns country's Jews against wearing Kippah amid rising anti-Semitism
German official warns country's Jews against wearing Kippah amid rising anti-Semitism
German official warns country's Jews against wearing Kippah amid rising anti-Semitism
German official warns country's Jews against wearing Kippah amid rising anti-Semitism
German official warns country's Jews against wearing Kippah amid rising anti-Semitism
German official warns country's Jews against wearing Kippah amid rising anti-Semitism
German official warns country's Jews against wearing Kippah amid rising anti-Semitism
German official warns country's Jews against wearing Kippah amid rising anti-Semitism
German official warns country's Jews against wearing Kippah amid rising anti-Semitism
German official warns country's Jews against wearing Kippah amid rising anti-Semitism
German official warns country's Jews against wearing Kippah amid rising anti-Semitism
German official warns country's Jews against wearing Kippah amid rising anti-Semitism
German official warns country's Jews against wearing Kippah amid rising anti-Semitism
German official warns country's Jews against wearing Kippah amid rising anti-Semitism
German official warns country's Jews against wearing Kippah amid rising anti-Semitism
German official warns country's Jews against wearing Kippah amid rising anti-Semitism
German official warns country's Jews against wearing Kippah amid rising anti-Semitism
German official warns country's Jews against wearing Kippah amid rising anti-Semitism
German official warns country's Jews against wearing Kippah amid rising anti-Semitism

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