Leader advises against wearing kippah after assault

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GERMANY's Jewish leader has told people visiting big cities that they should avoid wearing skulls after a street attack last week on two young men wearing them.

The attack in Berlin, where a 19-year-old Syrian asylum seeker is a suspect, added to Germany's growing concern about anti-Semitism.

Since the attack, Berlin's Jewish community has launched a "Berlin Bear Kippah" campaign to encourage locals to carry their traditional hatred.

Josef Schuster, head of the German Central Council for Jews, told the radio company Tuesday Tuesday that it had a skull rug in principle, but that he advised individuals "to open openly with a kippa in a big city setting in Germany and have a baseball cap or something else to cover their head instead. "

Schuster suggested three years ago that Jews should not carry cranes in areas with large Muslim populations. But he stressed that there is an increasing anti-Semitic feeling among non-immigrants.

Despite Schuster's warning, the president of Berlin's Jewish community said that they would not go down without battle.

"But now there is a situation that we are no longer prepared to accept without resistance," said President Gideon Joffe.

Earlier this week, a 21-year-old Israeli Arab and a friend passed through the Prenzlauer Berg district of Berlin when three men approached them and shouted anti-Semitic insults.

One of the men attacked the 21-year-old with a belt and a bottle, and the whole incident was captured on camera and later on Facebook.

The alleged attacker has been arrested. [19659003] The 21-year-old who was attacked is not even Jewish.

He told the German television company Deutsche Welle that he carried the kippah as an "attempt" in response to one of his friends who told him that wearing a skull tree in Germany was unsafe.

"I'm not Jewish, I'm an Israeli, I grew up in Israel in an Arab family," he said.

Israel's flag was recently burned in a protest in Berlin, Germany, and several Jewish students have claimed that they are

Kippah, translating into "dome", carried by a Jewish man to cover his back their heads.

Jewish law strongly suggests that a Jew is obliged to cover his head at all times.

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