Singer Alleges German Hotel Employee Told Him to Put Away His Star of David Pendant

A German-Israeli singer alleged that a hotel employee in the eastern German city of Leipzig told him to put away his Star of David pendant, and refused to allow him to check into the hotel while wearing it.

Singer Gil Ofarim, who lives in Germany, shared a video on Instagram Tuesday that showed him in front of the Westin hotel in Leipzig. In the video, he said a hotel employee had asked him to put away his Star of David pendant in order to check in.

Ofarim said in his video that he noticed people that had arrived later than him were being checked in first, but he didn’t know the reason. When he asked the employee at the counter, he was told he could only check in if he put away his necklace.

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