The German official admitted to German Jewish leaders that Jews in Germany face increasing dangers. Moreover, he admitted, that the increase of dangers comes primarily from the increasing number of Muslims entering the country.
In an interview with The Times of Israel, Dr. Felix Klein also said the recent increase in anti-Semitic violence on German streets is due to a “brutalization of our political culture,” and argued that the beating of an Israeli last week in Berlin proved that German Jews’ concerns about the major influx of Muslim and Arab refugees were legitimate.
Asked if a Jew in today’s Germany can wear a kippah in public without fear, Klein, recently appointed as the German government’s first special envoy for Jewish life and combating anti-Semitism, replied: “In principle, yes. But not always.”