Germany

Is Facebook Doing Enough to Protect It’s Users from Hate Speech?

German authorities take action after a post containing names and addresses of Jewish businesses were published to Facebook.

11/29/2016 - 14:43
Editorial Intern

When an far-right Facebook group published a post on Facebook listing the names and addresses of Jewish businesses and institutions in Berlin (under the words “Jews Among Us”), Yorai Feinberg found himself the target of anti-semitic trollers, The New York Times reported.

Facebook executive, Mark Zuckerberg, plans to take action against the site's "fake news." Photo/JTA.org

German Officials Say Turkey Bankrolling Hamas

08/17/2016 - 10:22

(JTA) — German government officials accused Turkey’s regime of financing terrorist groups in the Middle East, including Hamas.

Israel's Nuclear Capable U-boats

There's no clearer sign of change than the Israeli navy taking delivery this month of a German-built submarine on the same day the German defense ministry announced plans to acquire Israeli-built drones.

Who would have imagined the Jewish state sailing with German-built U-boats and the German Luftwaffe flying Israeli-built aircraft?

What Syria’s Refugees Think About Israel Might Surprise You

For many Syrians, identity is defined by sectarian affiliation — they're more concerned with divides among Alawites, Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds than between Arab and Jew.

10/08/2015 - 20:00
JTA

Berlin — Israel’s government is in cahoots with Syrian President Bashar Assad. America wants to keep the Syrian civil war going for as long as possible. Russia is outmaneuvering the United States on the global stage.

Germany is struggling to process and accommodate the 10,000 refugees streaming into the country every day. JTA

Finding Germany’s Bright Side Amid A Tide Of Refugees

09/16/2015 - 20:00
JTA

Berlin — When supporters of the anti-immigrant PEGIDA movement and right-wing extremists in the former East Germany started demonstrating by the tens of thousands this year against foreigners and “American Zionist” policies, I got mad.

A Berlin fireman speaking to refugee children earlier this month. Judith Kessler

Buried Treasure Linked To Nazis Found In Germany

07/15/2015 - 20:00

Almost $50,000 worth of gold coins believed to have been buried during or immediately after World War II were discovered in Germany.

Ex-Auschwitz Guard, 94, Sentenced To 4-Year Prison Term

07/14/2015 - 20:00

Berlin — A 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard was sentenced to four years in prison for his role in the murder of 300,000 Hungarian Jews in the concentration camp.

Convicted former SS officer Oskar Groening leaves after the verdict in his trial in Lueneburg, Germany. Getty Images

Anti-Semitic, Right-Wing Attacks Rise In Germany

05/10/2015 - 20:00

Berlin — A major increase in anti-Semitic and right-wing violent attacks in Germany is “extremely worrying,” according to the country’s interior minister.

German Leftist Party Introduces Resolution To Recognize Palestinian State

03/25/2015 - 20:00

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.

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