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Bettina Stark-Watzinger (FDP), Federal Minister of Education and Research, speaks within the plenary session within the German Bundestag (archive photograph).
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Education Minister Bettina Stark-Watzinger calls for that anti-Semitism should have clear penalties. “Everything must be done to take action against this using constitutional means.” The cause is the alleged assault on a Jewish pupil in Berlin.

AIn view of the alleged assault on a Jewish pupil in Berlin, Federal Education Minister Bettina Stark-Watzinger has known as on universities to take constant motion. Anti-Semitism should have clear penalties, the FDP politician instructed the editorial community Germany (RND/Wednesday). “University management must therefore make use of all the options to which they are legally entitled.” Turning a blind eye is unacceptable.

At the weekend, 30-year-old Jewish pupil Lahav Shapira was hospitalized with damaged bones in his face. A 23-year-old pro-Palestinian fellow pupil is alleged to have hit and kicked him in Berlin-Mitte.

The police reported that the 2 initially obtained into an argument earlier than the 23-year-old instantly struck. The alleged perpetrator initially fled, however was then recognized. A spokesman for the Berlin public prosecutor's workplace mentioned on Tuesday that, primarily based on the present state of the investigation, an anti-Semitic motive didn’t seem like distant.

Stark-Watzinger: No lawless areas

Universities are locations of most freedom, however not lawless areas, Stark-Watzinger instructed the RND. This violence stuns them and reveals the place hatred of Israel and Jews leads. “Everything must be done to take action against this using constitutional means.”

The Central Council of Jews had beforehand demanded strict penalties from the college on Tuesday. There is not any various to exmatriculating the scholar in query. According to the college, such an expulsion isn’t legally attainable, however solely a ban on the home for a most of three months.