US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday voiced concern over a warning to Jews by a German official about the dangers of wearing a yarmulke in Germany in the face of rising anti-Semitic attacks.
Pompeo expressed his disquiet over the warning during a visit to Berlin on Friday.
“We were concerned to see Jews discouraged from wearing the yarmulke in public out of safety concerns. None of us should shrink in the face of prejudice,” he said at a press conference.
Earlier this week, the German government’s commissioner combating anti-Semitism warned that he cannot guarantee safety for Jews wearing traditional religious skullcaps in public ‘anywhere’ in the country.
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