Tag: Germany

Is anti-Semitism common in Croatia?

Is anti-Semitism common in Croatia? • By EFRAIM ZUROFF Imagine the following scenario: The Israeli national football (soccer) team is invited to Germany for a friendly match. The game is attended by the German prime minister and education and sports minister, as well as the resident Israeli ambassador. Everything starts out as planned, the national […]

Angela Merkel: Will Germany oust the Iron Chancellor over her open door for refugees?

Much has been made of the losses that Angela Merkels centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) suffered at the hands of the anti-migrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) in local elections on 13 March; a poll billed as a referendum on the German chancellors open door policy on Syrian refugees.The election results in Saxony-Anhalt, Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate […]

Germany election results: Disaster for Merkel as exit polls suggest defeat in two out of three regional elections

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling conservatives have suffered humiliating losses to the anti-immigrant Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party in three key state elections seen as a referendum on her “open door” refugee policy which allowed more than a million migrants to enter the country last year.   The real shock of Sunday night’s polling was the scale […]

Russia ‘stoking refugee unrest in Germany to topple Angela Merkel’

Russia is trying to topple Angela Merkel by waging an information war designed to stir up anger in Germany over refugees, Nato’s most senior expert on strategic communications has claimed.   The attempt to provoke the removal of the German leader, who has been a strong supporter of sanctions against Vladimir Putin’s regime, is said […]

Europe, Reeling From Strain, Tells Economic Migrants: Don’t Bother

BRUSSELS — As Europe’s migrant crisis spiraled toward yet another humanitarian catastrophe, a European Union leader issued a stark warning Thursday to millions in search of economic opportunity: Stay away.   “Do not come to Europe,” said Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, which represents the bloc’s 28 leaders. “Do not believe the […]

Germany attempts to ban neo-Nazi party amid fears over rising racist attacks

Germany’s highest court will hear a landmark request on Tuesday to ban a neo-Nazi fringe party, more than a decade after a first attempt failed.   The case before the Federal Constitutional Court will argue that the far-right and anti-immigrant National Democratic Party (NPD) is a threat to the country’s democratic order.   Chancellor Angela […]

Anger in Germany over Netanyahu’s ‘distortion’

Senior German officials have accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of distorting German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s positions on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, newspaper Die Welt reported on Sunday. The report emphasized that German officials “were surprised by what he said.”   Two weeks ago, Netanyahu and Merkel met in Berlin to discuss a number of issues. […]

Agenda.ge – PM Kvirikashvili: Georgia wants its EU integration efforts adequately assessed

Georgia is implementing ambitious reforms to get closer to the European Union (EU) and the country requires proper recognition of these efforts.   This message was voiced by Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili in Germany last night.   Kvirikashvili participated in the panel discussion “Future direction to European integration” within the 52nd Munich Security Conference. […]

‘Europe’s Jews are worried – and for a good reason’

The Weimar Republic, Germany’s flawed experiment in democracy in the 1920s, has become today’s paradigm for the failure of state and society. By the end of Weimar, the government seemed to have lost control — vigilantes from the political extremes claimed they were keeping the streets safe while beating up vulnerable minorities, above all Jews. […]

German Intelligence Says ISIS Fighters Are Among Refugees

Hans-Georg Maaßen (shown), the president of Germany’s domestic security agency (known as the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution — BfV) told ZDF, the German public broadcaster, on February 5 that his agency has received more than 100 warnings that Islamic State (ISIS) militants have entered his nation among refugees. Maaßen said:   […]