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Germany wants Jews to stay, promises security efforts

Germany says it wants Jews to stay and promises to ensure their security following a deadly attack on a Danish synagogue and calls from Israel for European Jews to emigrate.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits a Siemens Industrial electronics factory in Amberg, southern Germany on February 23, 2015. (photo credit: Armin Weigel/DPA/AFP)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits a Siemens Industrial electronics factory in Amberg, southern Germany on February 23, 2015. (photo credit: Armin Weigel/DPA/AFP)

Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany was “glad and also grateful” to have a Jewish community, when asked about Prime Minister Netanyahu’s renewed appeal following Sunday’s attack in Copenhagen.

The German government and other officials will do everything possible to ensure the safety of Jewish institutions and citizens in Germany, Merkel tells reporters after Sunday’s election in the northern city-state of Hamburg.

“We’d like to go on living well together with the Jews who are in Germany today,” the chancellor adds.

— AFP

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