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Migrant Influx in Germany Raises Fears of Anti-Semitism
by Alison Smale
These days, all talk here is of the ramifications of taking in more than one million asylum seekers who arrived over the past year.
Many of the migrants are Muslim and from countries with a deep antipathy toward Israel, leading to a worried discussion about the degree to which some refugees may have brought anti-Semitic attitudes with them. This stoked existing fears among Jews here, who believe anti-Semitism is already on the rise, along with support for far-right movements.
The concern is apparently so great that Chancellor Angela Merkel, without specifically mentioning the Muslim influx, addressed anti-Jewish feeling head-on in her latest weekly podcast.
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