Germany names new anti-Semitism panel

Germany has named a panel of 10 Jewish and non-Jewish experts to an anti-Semitism commission. The first meeting will be Sept. 9, according to this week’s announcement by Federal Minister of the Interior Wolfgang Schäuble.

The panel is to report regularly on anti-Semitism and efforts to combat it in Germany. It will also make recommendations based on best practices, and consult with other experts.

It includes grassroots activists, educators, scholars and experts in historical and current anti-Semitism, in right-wing extremism and Islamic extremism, and is an ethnic and religious mix.