Grenell schools Germans about wearing the Jewish kippa
by Monica Showalter
May 26, 2019
…The US government’s most high-profile ambassador in Europe, Richard Grenell, said Jews in Germany should not conceal their religious identity and urged them to wear kippot in defiance of a Sunday statement from Germany’s commissioner to combat antisemitism to avoid kippot in public..For [Germany’s] anti-Semitism commissioner to suggest that Jews need to hide — rather than the cops crack down on violent Nazis and Islamofascists targeting Jews and teaching them a lesson they’ll never forget — is quite despicable. READ MORE
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