World Jewish Congress decision to honor German Chancellor Merkel with prestigious Theodor Herzl Award for Zionism “has sparked anger and bewilderment among Jewish leaders in US and Europe”

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Does Angela Merkel Deserve a Prize for Zionism?
by Soeren Kern
October 19, 2019

…Critics say that Merkel, because her domestic and foreign policies have in recent years made the world less safe for Jews, is uniquely undeserving of the award. These policies include: German government failure to combat rising anti-Semitism…German government support for mass migration from the Muslim world…German government support for anti-Israel resolutions at the United Nations…German government support for anti-Israel boycotts…German government’s refusal to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel…German government support for Iran nuclear deal…READ MORE

ALGEMEINER Clear Majority of Germans Perceive Increase in Antisemitism Over Past Year, New Poll Reveals A clear majority of Germans believe that antisemitism is spreading in their country, according to a new poll conducted shortly after the attempted massacre on Yom Kippur at a synagogue in Halle in which two people were murdered by a neo-Nazi gunman. Published on Friday, the poll — conducted by broadcaster ARD one week after the Oct. 9 outrage in Halle –revealed that 59 percent of eligible German voters agreed that antisemitism in their society was rising.

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