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June 26, 2001
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Israel is criticizing the leader of Germany’s Jewish community for saying that some 30,000 people who entered Germany as Jews in the past several years were not Jews according to Jewish religious law. “It’s strange that the leader of Germany Jewry is advising the German government on who is a Jew,” Israel’s deputy absorption minister, Yuli Edelstein, said of Paul Spiegel’s comment.

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