German citizenship tests to include 12 new questions about Israel

The Washington Post reported that questions were included amid increasing antisemitism in the EU and abroad.

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German citizenship tests to include 12 new questions about Israel

BERLIN, 29 March: The German interior ministry has announced the inclusion of 12 new questions about Jews and Israel to its new citizenship questions list.

The Washington Post reported that questions were included amid increasing antisemitism in the EU and abroad.

Interior Minister Nancy Faeser affirmed that 12 new questions concerning Judaism and the state of Israel underscore Germany’s historical responsibilities towards the Jewish people and Israel in light of the Holocaust’s atrocities.

What are the 12 new questions?

The 12 questions are as follows:

  • What is the term for a Jewish place of worship?
  • Can you provide an example of behavior considered antisemitic?
  • What is the purpose of stumbling stones (Stolpersteine)?
  • What potential consequences exist for denying the Holocaust in Germany?
  • What was the founding year of the state of Israel?
  • What expressions regarding Israel are prohibited under German law?
  • How long ago did the initial Jewish inhabitants settle in what is now Germany?
  • By what legal means was the establishment of the state of Israel justified?
  • Which nation does the majority of Germany’s present Jewish population originate from?
  • In what German cities can the largest Jewish communities be found?
  • Who is eligible to become a member of a Jewish Maccabi sports club?
  • What factors contribute to Germany’s unique responsibility towards Israel?

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