Teach passengers on future ‘Anne Frank’ train the history of Holocaust deportations

November 14, 2017 by  
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Following reports that Germany’s national railway plans to name a high-speed train after Anne Frank, World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder urged Deutsche Bahn to contextualise its decision and provide passengers of the ICE Inter-city Express with information about its predecessor company’s role in the deportation of Jews during the Holocaust. Read more

Demonisation and broken glass

November 10, 2017 by  
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The resurgence of anti Jewish manifestations thinly disguised as anti Israel protests and the anniversary of Kristallnacht should remind us of the lessons which still need to be learnt…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Far-right AfD party’s rise highlights a ‘fine line’ for German Jews and Israel

October 4, 2017 by  
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The rise of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in the country’s recent election has been described as a “political earthquake,” while Jewish leaders’ immediate reaction was to express concern about AfD’s views. But what are the broader implications of the party’s electoral showing for German Jews and for Israel?…writes Alina Dain Sharon/JNS.org. Read more

Does P5+1 = nuclear deal? Examining Iran’s negotiating partners

June 26, 2015 by  
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After more than a decade of intermittent negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, the so-called P5+1 powers—the United States, France, United Kingdom, Germany, Russia, and China—are nearing a June 30 deadline to finalise the Framework for a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action that was reached in April, or in other words, a final nuclear deal with Iran. Read more

My Deutschland 2014 Diary…writes Michael Danby

March 19, 2014 by  
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The Greeks may fear and loathe Frankfurt as a crass citadel of German capitalism. Not me. Read more

Achtung! – All Jews Out…writes Michael Kuttner

February 28, 2014 by  
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Once upon a time not so many years ago, German politicians were telling Jews to get out and go to Palestine if they valued their lives. Well we all know how that eventually ended. Read more