Jewish groups rap German anti-Semitism commission for omitting Jews

February 10, 2015 3:36 PM

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BERLIN (Reuters) - Jewish groups in Germany sharply criticized a new government commission on anti-Semitism on Tuesday, saying the lack of a single Jewish member on the panel was scandalous and pledging to set up a rival body.

Germany's interior ministry set up a group of experts last year to help fight anti-Semitism and boost Jewish life in Germany amid concern that hostility toward Jews was growing, due partly to Muslim radicals responding to Israeli policies.

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