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  • 26.02.2009

    Central Council's Vice-President Dieter Graumann criticises "apology" from Holocaust denier

    Düsseldorf – The Vice-President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany , Dieter Graumann, has rejected bishop Richard Williamson's apology for his Holocaust denial calling it a "third-rate regret". "Williamson by no means recants his mendacious statements about the Holocaust and its denial, he just regrets the harm his words have caused," said Graumann in an interview to Handelsblatt ...

  • 24.02.2009

    Central Council: Anti-Semitic tendencies are on the rise among Muslim immigrants

    Berlin – The Central Council of Jews in Germany has warned against a rise in anti-Semitic tendencies among Muslim immigrants. According to the Council, the latent and open anti-Semitism among this population group poses a problem. "Especially Muslim youths have an increased potential for violence," told the Council's Secretary General, Stephan J ...

  • 21.02.2009

    Central Council criticises Gerhard Schroeder's visit to Iran

    Berlin – The Central Council of Jews in Germany has harshly criticised the former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder. In an interview to Hanover 's Neue Presse daily, the Council's Secretary General, Stephan J. Kramer, said that Schroeder's plan to meet the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was greatly damaging the reputation of the German government and Germany ...

  • 16.02.2009

    Secretary General: Commemoration should not be left to neo-Nazis

    Berlin/Dresden – The Secretary General of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Stephan J. Kramer, called on Germany's politicians not to leave the commemoration of the victims of the Allied firebombing of Dresden to the neo-Nazis. In an interview to the Berliner Zeitung newspaper, Kramer said that while he was pleased with the "protest by the democrats who took a peaceful stand against the neo-Nazis", he found it regrettable that no "senior conservative or liberal politicians" turned up ...

  • 14.02.2009

    New synagogue in Limburg

    Limburg – 70 years after the destruction of the previous synagogue, a new Jewish house of prayer was inaugurated in Limburg on February 15. During the inauguration ceremony, the Torah was brought into the synagogue which is part of the new Community Centre. The building was previously used by a Free Church congregation as prayer hall ...

  • 11.02.2009

    Survey: Anti-Semitism on rise in Europe

    Washington/Berlin – An opinion survey commissioned by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) shows that anti-Semitism in Europe has risen in recent years. The findings released by the ADL in Washington reveal that the global economic crisis and the war in Gaza have been the main reasons for the rise in anti-Semitic attitudes ...

  • 05.02.2009

    Association of Jewish physicians

    Magdeburg – The Association of Jewish Communities of Saxony-Anhalt has decided to establish an association of Jewish physicians under its auspices, according to a report in the Jüdische Allgemeine newspaper. Alexander Wassermann, a member of the Association's executive board, said that the new organisation would provide its members with a platform for a regular exchange of ideas and that it was also planned to establish contacts with physicians in other federal states ...

  • 27.01.2009

    Initiative to stop Nazi demonstration

    Dresden – The President of the Central Council of Jews, Charlotte Knobloch, the former Federal President, Richard von Weizsäcker, and the Vice President of the Bundestag, Wolfgang Thierse, have joined an initiative that aims to prevent a Nazi demonstration planned for February 14, the anniversary of the allied firebombing of Dresden ...

  • 10.01.2009

    Central Council declares "solidarity with Israel " in a newspaper announcement

    Frankfurt/Main – The Central Council of Jews in Germany has placed a large-format newspaper announcement in which it states its position on the war in the Middle East and expresses its solidarity with Israel . The announcement published in today's issue of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper is titled "Against Hamas rocket terror – For a better perspective for the Palestinian civilian population in the Gaza Strip ...

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