The president of Germany paid a visit to a synagogue to express his support for what he called a “day of fear” for Jews.
On Friday, President Frank-Walter Steinmeier delivered a speech in Berlin’s Fraenkelufer synagogue, the first in the city where a formal ceremony was held in 1945 following the Holocaust.
Steinmeier was surrounded by locals, some of whom had posters showing Israeli citizens missing in action.
He stated that Friday was a day of worry for German Jews as well because Hamas had called for violence against Jewish communities around the world.
So my place among you now, he continued. At this moment, I speak on behalf of the entire country in support of all German Jews who are being endangered.