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Germany creates new commissioner to address rising anti-Semitism

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Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 8:38 am

The German Bundestag passed legislation to establish a new commissioner to handle the issue of rising anti-Semitism in the country.

The bill was backed by several major German parties — including Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU), the Social Democrats, the Greens and the Free Democrats — in an effort to implement a strategy to root out anti-Jewish sentiment and crime as part of a 17-point proposal.

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