Lawmakers from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) and sister party, the CSU, are seeking to adopt measures to deport migrants who express anti-Semitic views in Germany, according to local media.
Those rejecting Jewish life in Germany or questioning Israel’s right to exist “cannot have a place in our country,” a draft of the document, seen by Die Welt, says. A “complete acceptance of the Jewish life” is a “criterion for successful integration,” it reportedly reads.
According to the draft, anti-Semitism received a “new facet” following the reception of hundreds of thousands of migrants from the Middle East. “This phenomenon and anti-Semitism among Muslims living in Germany must be given special attention.”
Stephan Harbarth, the deputy chairman of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group, told the newspaper ahead of the Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January: “We must also resolutely oppose the anti-Semitism of migrants of Arab descent and those from African countries.”
It should be crystal clear for each and every migrant that “Whoever spurs anti-Semitic hatred and rejects Jewish life in Germany, can have no place in our country.”