Angela Merkel

European Jews Hail Merkel's Re-election, Invite Her To Visit

09/24/2013
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On the heels of Angela Merkel’s re-election to a third term, the Board of Deputies of British Jews has invited her to visit to receive a special award, the first time it has issued such an invitation to any German chancellor, according to the Jewish Chronicle.

Angela Merkel won re-election as Germany's chancellor and an invitation to visit Britain's Jewish community. Getty Images

Michelle Obama And First Daughters Visit Berlin Holocaust Museum

06/20/2013
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First lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha visited the Holocaust memorial in Berlin amid tight security.
Obama and her daughters spent about a half-hour Wednesday morning visiting the sea of 2,711 steles that comprise the memorial, according to Uwe Neumaerker, its director.

First Lady Michelle Obama and family visit Berlin memorial garden as President Obama met with German leaders. Marco Priske

In Germany, Jewish Activist Named Sexiest Female Politician

Marina Weisband, a leading member of the 'Pirate Party Germany,' immigrated from Ukraine as a child.

01/17/2013

A 25-year-old Jewish woman has been voted Germany's sexiest female politician.

Marina Weisband: Breakout star of the German Pirate Party. Getty Images

Populists’ Anti-Islam Message Has European Jewish Leaders Worried

10/25/2010
JTA

BERLIN (JTA) -- Geert Wilders, the rock star of European politics, is riding the crest of a populist tsunami.

As the pro-Israel founder of Holland’s Party of Freedom lets loose recently in Berlin, shouting that Islam is a threat to Germany’s identity, democracy and prosperity, his audience of 500 reacts with an evangelical zeal, offering big-time applause and standing ovations.

“Stand by the side of those who are threatened by Islam, like the State of Israel and its Jewish citizens,” he exhorts the crowd.

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