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December 17, 2021

German broadcaster will probe antisemitism allegations against Arabic-language staff

By Asaf Shalev

(JTA) — A German government-owned news broadcaster has launched an investigation into a report that four of its employees and one freelancer made social media comments that downplay the Holocaust and promote antisemitism.

The five individuals, members of Deutsche Welle’s Arabic service, are being suspended from work until the investigation is concluded, the news service announced on Friday. 

Leading the investigation will be two independent experts, former German Justice Minister Sabin...

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