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

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

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.

Echoes Of The Rothschilds

03/02/2015 - 19:00
Travel Writer

When I am asked about my least favorite airport, I never hesitate. While my relationship with JFK, my home base, is of the love-hate variety, there is no airport I loathe the way I loathe Frankfurt.

The Deutsche Bank building in Frankfurt. Hilary Larson/JW

German Jewish Magazine To Hide Publication’s Name In Deliveries

02/24/2015 - 19:00

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.

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