Berlin: Capital of European Antisemitism

Author
Manfred Gerstenfeld
Content Type
Commentary and Analysis
Institution
The Begin-Sadat Centre for Strategic Studies (BESA)
Abstract
Berlin has surpassed Malmö as Europe’s antisemitism capital, with a wide variety of anti-Jewish and anti-Israel attitudes on display. They include dozens of cases of physical aggression against Jews, including rabbis. Jewish pupils have had to leave public schools. Thirty-five percent of Berliners view Israelis as analogous to Nazis. An Al-Quds Day march takes place annually that calls for the destruction of Israel. Both the municipality and the federal government are two-faced about the problem of antisemitism.
Topic
Politics, Judaism, Ideology, Anti-Semitism
Political Geography
Europe, Middle East, Israel, Palestine, Germany