A woman carries a baby with shirt that reads, "Israel don't kill me", during a demonstration supporting Palestine, in Berlin July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Steffi Loos
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged the country's Jewish community Wednesday her unwavering support as she condemned anti-Semitic slurs and threats at pro-Palestinian demonstrations, a government spokesman said.The spokesman, Georg Streiter, said Germany would not tolerate aggression against the resurgent Jewish population, after protests against the Israeli offensive in Gaza where violent slogans were used.German President Joachim Gauck telephoned the leader of the country's 200,000-strong Jewish community, Dieter Graumann, to discuss "dreadful anti-Semitic incidents" in recent days.In Germany, protesters waving Palestinian flags and signs of late leader Yasser Arafat in recent days shouted anti-Semitic slogans at rallies against Israeli military action in Gaza.
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