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An open letter to US Jewry
If you’re going to persist in self identifying as a Jew—and be hated for whatever reason the anti-Semites can come up with this year—why not better understand what you are fighting for?
Merkel on Kristallnacht: ‘We are living once again in a time of far-reaching change’
Dressed in black, the German Chancellor noted that “Jewish life is blossoming again in Germany—an unexpected gift to us after the Shoah. But we are also witnessing a worrying anti-Semitism that threatens Jewish life in our country.”
Nearly 30 percent of Germans believe Jews use ‘dirty tricks’
Eighty years after the Kristallnacht (“Night of Broken Glass”) pogrom, nearly one-third of Germans harbor varying degrees of anti-Semitic beliefs, new research has revealed.
Merkel honors German IsraAID branch for social work with women refugees
The award was for giving psychological support in Arabic to at-risk refugee women and others affected by gender-based violence living in shelters, in addition to training and counseling for shelter staff.
With Merkel’s decision to step down in 2021 comes the deconstruction of her tenure
Angela Merkel lost her mandate as the party’s leader, in large part due to handling of the refugee crisis, and will not seek the chairmanship at the party’s conference in December.
After 13 years as chancellor, Merkel to step down in 2021
“The time has come to open a new chapter,” said German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who announced at a news conference: “I will not be seeking any political post after my term ends.”
The return of looted cultural objects to Israel
There is no reason why the German government should keep looted art works.
Anti-Israel boycotters disrupt Holocaust film in Berlin
The crowd booed as the two activists were removed from the theater by Israeli security personnel.
Germany extradites Iranian official to Belgium
Iranian official Assadollah Assadi, 46, who worked in disguise as a diplomat, was extradited to Belgium to face trial for his role in a thwarted terrorist plot to bomb a political rally in France on June 30.
Jewish supporters of Germany’s far-right AfD see party as means to counter anti-Semitism
Since its founding in 2013 as a Euro-skeptic party, the AfD has been criticized by the mainstream German Jewish community over concerns of its views on Muslim migrants and country's Nazi past. Yet Jewish supporters see the opposite. “I prefer to be part of a party that wants to help living Jews, not dead Jews,” said one Jewish supporter.
A strong friend of Israel in Berlin
U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, who is rumored to be one of the candidates to succeed Amb. Nikki Haley at the United Nations, himself has traveled to Israel more times than he can count and calls Jerusalem “one of the most fascinating cities in the world.”
An opportunity to effect change in Israel-German relations
A troubling trend has taken over the German establishment’s approach towards Israel, by which Berlin sees it as something of a problematic colony that refuses to accept the burden of the central government in Berlin or Brussels.
Merkel mentions canceling Israel visit if Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar is razed
Meetings have been pushed off for almost a year-and-a-half due to German disapproval of Israeli building in Judea and Samaria, and rejection of Israeli policy towards the Palestinian Authority.
German police accuse Syrian refugee of plotting chemical attack in Israel
German police arrest a 21-year-old Syrian refugee who was allegedly actively recruiting members for a cell that was to carry out the attack.
German court dismisses lawsuit against Kuwait Airways for banning Israeli
“As Israelis in practice are not allowed to enter the transit areas of Kuwait’s airport, the plaintiff cannot demand transportation by the Kuwaiti airline from Frankfurt to Bangkok with a stopover in Kuwait,” said the Frankfurt-based High Court of Hesse.