“The idea is pretty simple,” said Roland Stolte, a Christian theologian who helped start the project. “We wanted to build a house of prayer and learning, where these three religions could co-exist while each retaining their own identity.”
The Berlin city official tasked with combating antisemitism in the German capital on Tuesday repeated earlier official warnings about the potential dangers of wearing visibly Jewish symbols, such as the kippah, in public.
On April 17, 2018, an Arab-Israeli man wearing a kippah (skullcap worn by religious Jews) was attacked on a Berlin street, lashed with a belt as the attacker repeated the Arabic word for Jew, “Yahudi.” Although the young victim was not in fact Jewish, the event prompted discussion in the Jewish community regarding religious expression in Berlin.
Netanyahu is expected to press the European leaders on the Iranian nuclear deal and to highlight the concern of continued Iranian aggression in the region.
‘Jews, or any other religious or ethnic groups, should not be encouraged to give up their religious attributes,’ said Rabbi Menachem Margolin of the European Jewish Association.
Tehran’s spies operated in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Bochum, Darmstadt and Weilheim. On Tuesday morning this week, the Federal Prosecutor’s Office raided the apartments and business premises of ten suspected Iranians, who carried Afghan, Turkish and Pakistani passports.
The forced partitions of Berlin, Germany, and Korea were indelibly stamped by the Cold War.
Amazon’s German affiliate has come under fire after it let several retailers use its platform to sell a throw pillow cover featuring the Holocaust memorial in Berlin, officially known as the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.
Threats of violence against “errant” women are viewed as “acts of patriotism.”
German Police reported that the suspect in the truck ramming attack at a Christmas market in Berlin was caught on closed circuit camera entering a mosque eight hours after the attack on Monday.