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  • The Torah of female power

    By Danielle Berrin

    3 weeks ago

    Men had their chance. 

    I’m even willing to give them the benefit of the doubt and say maybe they didn’t rule the world as badly as it seems they did. Because the truth is, we do not yet know what an equal world looks like, let alone one in which the world’s women might hold a...

  • Israeli officials deny increased tensions with Germany following news report

    May 2, 2016 | 11:57 am

    Israeli government officials have denied Spiegel Online magazine’s recent report of increased tensions with Germany.

    Ties between German Chancellor Angela Merkel of the Christian Democratic Union Party and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are strong, according to Israel...

  • Angela Merkel defends German-Jewish leader fearful of Muslim refugees

    March 15, 2016 | 10:28 am

    Anti-Semitism in Germany, whether from natives or refugees, must be confronted by the government and civil society together, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.

    Speaking Monday to more than 100 legislators from some 40 countries gathered in Berlin for the...

  • German far-right’s language is close to that of Nazis, Gabriel says

    February 5, 2016 | 11:35 am

    Germany's far-right, led by the rising anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, is using language similar to that deployed by Hitler's Nazis, Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said on Friday.

    Support for the AfD has jumped amid deepening public unease over Chancellor...

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  • Merkel opens exhibition of Holocaust art in Berlin

    January 25, 2016 | 2:50 pm

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel opened the biggest exhibition of Holocaust art outside Israel in Berlin on Monday, after pledging to take concerns about rising anti-Semitism seriously. 

    The "Art from the Holocaust" show features 100 works from Yad Vashem, Israel's official...

  • Merkel: Anti-Semitism in Germany ‘more widespread than we imagine’

    January 25, 2016 | 2:41 pm

    Germany must set clear boundaries in the fight against anti-Semitism, Chancellor Angela Merkel said ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

    Anti-Semitism in Germany is “more widespread than we imagine,” Merkel said in a conversation with Jewish media expert Oren Osterer...

  • Merkel under pressure as German gangs lash out against foreigners

    January 11, 2016 | 12:11 pm

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel faced growing pressure to harden her line on refugees on Monday as the first extensive police report on New Year's Eve violence in Cologne documented rampant sexual assaults on women by gangs of young migrant men.

    Cologne police said at least 11...

  • Netanyahu tones down claims about Jerusalem mufti and Holocaust

    October 21, 2015 | 1:51 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stepped back from his earlier claim that the grand mufti of Jerusalem convinced Hitler to exterminate Jews.

    At a news conference Wednesday in Germany with Chancellor Angela Merkel, Netanyahu modified comments made a day earlier in...

  • Merkel says Israeli settlements ‘counterproductive’

    October 21, 2015 | 11:38 am

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said following talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the building of Jewish settlements was counterproductive and urged Israel and the Palestinians to calm the situation after weeks of violence.

    "I have said this quite often that as regards the two-state solution we consider the settlements to be counterproductive," Merkel said.

    "I have said this time and again. We have to do everything to calm down the situation and in this spirit I think all sides need to make a contribution."

  • After Netanyahu comments, Germany says responsibility for Holocaust is ours

    October 21, 2015 | 10:52 am

    The German government said on Wednesday that responsibility for the Holocaust lay with the Germans, after Israel's prime minister sparked controversy before a visit to Berlin by saying a Muslim elder had convinced Adolf Hitler to exterminate Jews.

    "All Germans know the history of...

  • As Europe takes in migrants, Israel tries to keep them out

    September 8, 2015 | 10:09 am

    With hundreds of thousands of refugees pouring across the borders of the European Union, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced a landmark change in policy last month: Germany would begin to accept Syrian refugees, no matter how they got there.

    Four days later, Israeli...

  • Germany’s moral courage

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 7, 2015 | 2:46 pm

    Around 7 a.m. last Sunday, The New York Times landed on my balcony with a thud, like it always does. It woke me up and startled my cats, like it usually does, until we all realized it’s the same old, same old, and lay our heads down again.

    But when I finally emerged about an hour...

  • Germany’s moral courage

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 7, 2015 | 8:48 am

    Around 7 a.m. last Sunday, The New York Times landed on my balcony with a thud, like it always does. It woke me up and startled my cats, like it usually does, until we all realized it’s the same old, same old, and lay our heads down again.

    But when I finally emerged about an hour...

  • Greece faces last chance to stay in euro as cash runs out

    July 7, 2015 | 11:53 am

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras launched a desperate bid to win fresh aid from skeptical creditors at an emergency euro zone summit on Tuesday, before his country's banks run out of money.

    But German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on arrival there was still no basis for...

  • German leftist party introduces resolution to recognize Palestinian state

    March 26, 2015 | 11:34 am

    A left-wing opposition party in the German parliament introduced a resolution to recognize a Palestinian state, a position opposed by the current governing coalition.

    Die Linke, or The Left Party, submitted the petition on March 18, The Jerusalem Post reported Wednesday. No date...

  • German Jewish magazine to hide publication’s name in deliveries

    February 25, 2015 | 10:48 am

    A monthly Jewish magazine in Germany said it will deliver copies to subscribers in blank envelopes as a response to recent anti-Semitic attacks across Europe.

    Judisches Berlin, or Jewish Berlin, is taking the measure to hide the publication’s name.

    “We decided to do so despite...

  • Wartime raids haunt Dresden, cradle of German anti-Islam group

    February 10, 2015 | 9:45 am

    Seventy years have passed since Allied bombing raids killed 25,000 people and laid to waste its Baroque churches and palaces but resentment still lingers in Dresden, providing fertile soil for far-right and anti-Muslim groups.

    Every year on Feb. 13, neo-Nazis from all over Europe...

  • Merkel against unilaterally recognizing Palestine as a state

    November 21, 2014 | 12:34 pm

    Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday rejected the idea of Germany recognizing Palestine as a state unilaterally, saying the Palestinians and Israel could solve their long-running conflict only through negotiations.

    The aim should be that both sides agree on a two-state solution –...

  • Merkel vows to fight anti-Semitism in Germany

    September 7, 2014 | 10:47 am

    Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday she would do everything she could to fight anti-Semitism in Germany, amid reports of attacks and a spike in anti-Israel sentiment since the Gaza conflict.

    In her weekly podcast, Merkel said she was alarmed that Jewish institutions in ...

  • Political fever rises as Ukraine breaks apart

    May 2, 2014 | 9:34 am

    Cross the Crimean sparkling wine off the list. The lingerie from Luhansk and felt boots from Donetsk could be next.

    Financial journalist Yulia Sarotsyna spent a year living only off products made in Ukraine for a relentlessly upbeat blog to promote local brands. On the road for...

  • Obama, Merkel discuss Ukraine crisis in call

    April 17, 2014 | 10:57 am

    President Barack Obama spoke with German Chancellor Angela Merkel by phone on Thursday about the situation in Ukraine, the offices of both leaders said.

    Obama and Merkel agreed during the call that Russia should use its influence on armed groups in eastern Ukraine to calm the...

  • Merkel says planned referendum in Crimea ‘illegal’

    March 6, 2014 | 10:11 am

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said a referendum announced by Crimea's parliament on Thursday on joining the Russian Federation was "illegal and incompatible with Ukraine's constitution."

    Speaking after an emergency meeting of European leaders in Brussels, Merkel said: "we...

  • Iran a threat not just to Israel, says Germany’s Merkel

    February 25, 2014 | 5:23 pm

    Germany views Iran as a potential threat not just to Israel, but also to European countries, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday at a joint news conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    But she stopped short of endorsing her host's demand that Tehran give...

  • Merkel becomes first German chancellor to visit Dachau memorial

    August 20, 2013 | 1:07 pm

    Chancellor Angela Merkel, making the first visit by a German head of state to the Dachau memorial, said it was “a very significant moment for me.”

    “The memory of these fates fills me with deep sadness and shame,” Merkel said late Tuesday afternoon.

    Ahead of the visit, critics...

  • Merkel takes Morsi to task over Jew comments

    January 31, 2013 | 9:50 am

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel used a meeting with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi to criticize his past remarks on Jews.

    During their meeting Wednesday, according to German media, Merkel raised the issue of recorded remarks Morsi made in 2010 in which he called Israeli...

  • Israelis concerned about international isolation

    December 10, 2012 | 10:07 am

    Israel is no stranger to international condemnation. Although the Israeli people, who are often characterized as “resilient” and “tough,” normally earn that appellation in the context of returning to normal life following some horrific event, some explain their impermeable...

  • Netanyahu, Merkel ‘agree to disagree’ on settlement construction

    December 6, 2012 | 12:47 pm

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "agreed to disagree" on a plan to build 3,000 apartments in a controversial area near Jerusalem.

    Merkel and Netanyahu held a joint news conference Thursday following a meeting between the two...

  • Settlements showdown beckons for Netanyahu in Berlin

    December 4, 2012 | 4:47 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a dressing down from Angela Merkel on Wednesday over his plans to build more Israeli settlements, a policy that has incensed Europe and left even Germany, one of Israel's strongest allies, questioning his commitment to peace.

    The...

  • Germany wants to ban screening of anti-Muslim movie in Berlin

    September 19, 2012 | 1:39 pm

    The German government wants to ban a right-wing group from showing the controversial anti-Islam film "Innocence of Muslims" in the nation's capital.

    The right-populist Burgerbewegung pro Deutschland, which reportedly has only a few hundred members, claims it has a full-length...

  • Turkish minister: Religious freedom no longer guaranteed in Germany

    August 28, 2012 | 10:36 am

    Turkey’s minister for European affairs, Egemen Bagis, has called circumcision bans in Germany “a danger for liberty.”

    In an Op-Ed published Tuesday in the German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung, Bagis wrote that recent court rulings in Germany against circumcision mean that “Turkey...

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