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Europe’s Jews are ‘living in fear’, warns head of EU parliament

Martin Schulz says it is “unacceptable” that Jewish people are afraid to wear religious garments in the street

 

Many European Jews “live in fear” and are afraid to wear their religious garments on the streets of the continent’s major cities, the president of the EU parliament has warned.
Martin Schulz, the German head of the European parliament, marked Holocaust Remembrance Day with a speech warning that anti-semitism was still rife 70 years after the end of the Second World War. “Jewish life is part of our culture and our identity. Without the Jews, Europe would not be Europe. Therefore it hurts that in today’s Europe, Jews again live in fear, ” Mr Schulz said.

“It is unacceptable that Jews are reluctant to wear their traditional clothes and display religious symbols in the public because of fear of reprisals and aggression.

Read the full story at The Telegraph, by Raf Sanchez

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