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Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany told thousands at a rally in central Berlin that it was the German state's duty to fight anti-Semitism.

"That people in Germany are threatened and abused because of their Jewish appearance or their support for Israel is an outrageous scandal that we won't accept," Merkel said Sunday at the rally to protest rising anti-Semitism in Germany.

The national rally, organized by the Central Council of Jews in Germany, was held under the banner "Stand up! Say no to anti-Semitism."


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