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April 22, 2016

Germany: Antisemitism, Xenophobia, and Far-Right Extremism

Germany is facing a tipping point.

Germany is Europe’s economic and political lynchpin; as such, Germany is positioned to play a leadership role in a number of crises. Between the influx of refugees and financial instability in Europe, Germany must deal with a volatile mix that is fueling the rise of far-right parties and groups fomenting antisemitic and anti-refugee views, all while the country struggles to halt a wave of vicious hate crimes and hold perpetrators accountable.

How it navigates its current crisis is critical for the stability of Europe itself.

As President Obama travels to Germany this week, he should offer the support of the U.S. government to Germany as it grapples with protecting refugees and combating the rise of antisemitism and extremism.

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