German Politicians Divided over Anti-Semitism

[Der Spiegel-Germany] Charles Hawley - The German parliament wanted to pass a unanimous resolution against anti-Semitism to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the Night of the Broken Glass. But the effort has become a victim of political bickering. According to statistics cited by members of the federal parliament, one Jewish cemetery each week is vandalized in Germany. A September study released by the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C., found that 25% of Germans had unfavorable views of Jews, up from the 20% in 2004.

2008-10-28 01:00:00

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