Germany has allocated a budget of more than $26 million for the security of synagogues and Jewish community centers around the country nearly a year after an anti-Semitic attack claimed two lives in the city of Halle.
Last October, a suspected neo-Nazi gunman tried to storm a synagogue filled with worshipers in the city of Halle in one of the worst acts of anti-Semitic violence in the country’s post-war history.
After failing to break down the door, he shot dead a female passer-by and a man at a kebab shop instead.
Earlier on Thursday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke of her “shame” over rising anti-Semitism in Germany as the Jewish community warned the coronavirus was acting as a “catalyst” stirring up anti- Jewish hatred.
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