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German Chancellor Merkel says Germany must pursue any sign of anti-Semitism

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for an election campaign in Eberswalde, Germany, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. Merkel said in her weekly podcast Saturday that 75 years after Germany attacked Poland which led to World War II and the killing of six million Jews, it remains a top priority for the country to make Jews here feel safe. She expressed worries that there is not a single Jewish institution in the country without police protection. (AP Photo/dpa/Bernd von Jutrczenka)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for an election campaign in Eberswalde, Germany, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. Merkel said in her weekly podcast Saturday that 75 years after Germany attacked Poland which led to World War II and the killing of six million Jews, it remains a top priority for the country to make Jews here feel safe. She expressed worries that there is not a single Jewish institution in the country without police protection. (AP Photo/dpa/Bernd von Jutrczenka)  (The Associated Press)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on the country's citizens to attend a rally against anti-Semitism next week in Berlin where she will speak.

Merkel said Saturday she will do everything possible to make sure anti-Semitism has no chance in Germany.

Her remarks came after recent protests in Germany against the Gaza war turned anti-Semitic, with synagogues and Jews being attacked and demonstrators chanting for Jews to be gassed.

Merkel said making Jews feel safe remains a top priority for Germany 75 years after it attacked Poland in the run-up to World War II and the killing of six million Jews. She expressed worries that Jewish institutions need police protection.

Merkel said "we need to resolutely pursue every sign of anti-Semitism."