Posts Tagged ‘German’

German Jewish group slams Speigel article on pro-Israel lobby as anti-Semitic

Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine is facing a storm of criticism over its claim that pro-Israel lobbying was behind the country’s parliament recent rejection of boycotts against the Jewish state. A July 12 Spiegel article titled “targeted campaign” purported to uncover unethical practices by pro-Israel lobbying groups to steer German politics: The non-partisan German-Jewish “Values Initiative” […]

German Jewish leader condemns anti-Semitic items on Amazon

The Central Council of Jews in Germany denounced online retail giant Amazon on Saturday for allowing the sale of anti-Semitic books and pro-Nazi merchandise, calling for the practice to immediately stop. It is “absolutely unacceptable that T-shirts and stickers be sold via Amazon that glorify the Nazis or incite hatred against minorities,” council president Josef […]

Action vs. U.S. Nuclear Weapons On German Soil – Activists Bring “CEASE AND DESIST” Order to Buechel Nuclear Weapons Base In Germany

Action vs. U.S. Nuclear Weapons On German Soil – Activists Bring “CEASE AND DESIST” Order to Buechel Nuclear Weapons Base In Germany Above Photo: Tsega Of Jesus/Flickr ACTIVISTS BRING “CEASE AND DESIST” ORDER TO NUCLEAR WEAPONS BASE BUECHEL, Germany — Eleven international peace activists entered the Büchel Air Base southwest of Frankfurt early this morning to deliver […]

Judge Releases German Rescue Ship Captain, Saying Carola Rackete Was Fulfilling ‘Her Duty to Protect Life’

Julia Conley, Common Dreams Waking Times In a rebuke of far-right Italian leader Matteo Salvini’s anti-immigration policy, a judge on Tuesday ordered the release of Carola Rackete, the captain of a German rescue ship, who had been arrested for bringing African migrants to Italy. Rackete should not be held in custody, Judge Alessandra Vella said, […]

US Call for German Troops in Syria Angers Berlin

youtube twitter facebook rss Source Article from Related Posts Russia denies having ground troops fighting for liberation of Syria’s Idlib Russia has strongly dismissed allegations by militant groups that Russian special forces or ground US to send about 500 troops to Saudi Arabia: Report Tasnim – The United States is sending hundreds of […]

Washington wants German troops in Syria to help fill gap left by departing Americans

Washington has formally asked Berlin to take its place in the Syrian conflict, replacing a certain portion of the US contingent, Special Representative for Syria Engagement James Jeffrey told Die Welt’s Sunday edition and DPA news agency, adding that he awaits a response from the German government this month. He said the request directly related to […]

German far-right hosting lectures by Nazi veterans, security agency warns

German neo-Nazis are hosting Waffen-SS and Hitler youth veterans as inspirational speakers in an attempt to radicalize young people, Germany’s domestic security agency warned in a recent report. According to German news magazine Focus, which gained access to the classified document by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, around 60 such meetings […]

German military helicopter crashes in northern Germany – local media

The crash occurred near the neighborhood of Hameln in Lower Saxony, according to German media, citing a spokesperson for the fire service. The aircraft, whose type is not yet known, hit a corn field at the edge of a forest. The crash sparked a fire on the ground, the local fire brigade said on Twitter. […]

8 far-right German extremists charged over plan to start violent uprising

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have indicted eight far-right extremists on suspicion they planned to start a violent uprising. Federal prosecutors said Friday that they have formally indicted the German men, aged 21 to 31, on suspicion of forming a terrorist organization. The suspects were arrested last year in eastern Germany’s Chemnitz area. They are […]

No one in Tehran, West Asia wants war: German FM

MNA – German Foreign Minister Heiko Mass referred to his recent visits to the region and Iran admitting that no one is a fan of war there. “The situation is very tough. Ships have been targeted. A drone has been shot. Tensions are increasing in the region. However, all parties are saying they do not […]

Palestinians call for boycott of German festival

Tamara Nassar Activism and BDS Beat 18 June 2019 American rapper Talib Kweli canceled from two German gigs over support for the BDS movement. (Steven Pisano / Flickr) Palestinians are calling for a boycott of the German festival that disinvited American rapper Talib Kweli because of his support for BDS – the boycott, divestment and sanctions […]

Iran evidently complying with nuclear deal: German MP

IRNA – Iran’s positive measures in compliance with the nuclear deal is obvious, Matthias Hohn, the chairman of weapon control at the German parliament said on Wednesday. Matthias Hohn in a meeting with the chairman of national security and foreign policy commission of Iran’s parliament said, development of relations with Iran in political, economic, cultural […]

We call on the German government to fight racism and apartheid – not those who oppose them

Editor’s Note: The following is a statement  from Palästina Spricht – Palestine Speaks. Mondoweiss occasionally publishes press releases and statements from organizations in an effort to draw attention to overlooked issues. On May 17th, 2019 the German Parliament (Bundestag) has passed a resolution against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) condemning it as anti-Semitic. All […]

German firm escalates its war crimes against Palestinians

Adri Nieuwhof Rights and Accountability 10 June 2019 HeidelbergCement’s Nahal Raba quarry in the occupied West Bank plunders Palestinian resources in violation of international law.  Who Profits German construction giant HeidelbergCement is expanding its plunder of Palestinian resources, a war crime punishable under German and international law. HeidelbergCement operates a stone quarry in the occupied […]

‘Sea Rescues Have Been Criminalized’ As German Boat Captain Faces 20 Years In Prison For Saving Refugees

A German boat captain faces a long and costly trial in Italy for charges targeting her humanitarian efforts on behalf of refugees. “Italy’s fascists are using this case as a showcase to deter others from aiding migrants. They would prefer to let people drown in the Mediterranean.” —Rula Jebreal Captain Pia Klemp, 35, told Basler Zeitung on […]

Rapper Talib Kweli rejects German demand to denounce Israel boycott

Tamara Nassar Activism and BDS Beat 7 June 2019 Talib Kweli says he will “stand up for what’s right” rather than “lie about BDS for a check.” (Steven Pisano / Flickr) American rapper Talib Kweli has refused to cave in to demands from a German festival that he denounce the BDS – boycott, divestment and sanctions […]

Economic benefits of Iran not realized: German FM

MNA – German foreign minister Heiko Maas said in his meeting with Iranian counterpart that the economic benefits of Iran were not realized, and Germany and other European countries are trying to provide trade opportunities and the European companies act in Iran through INSTEX. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his German counterpart Heiko […]

German ‘blogger of the year’ fabricated her family’s Holocaust history and lied to the media for years

   German historian Marie Sophie Hingst, famous for her blog about family members who perished in the Holocaust, has been caught in a lie. The revelation also put the media, which published her other ‘personal stories’, in a bind. Hingst, who lives in Dublin, rose to prominence because of her stories about her alleged Jewish […]

Palestinians protest German attack on right to boycott Israeli apartheid

Ali Abunimah Activism and BDS Beat 24 May 2019 Palestinians hold banners during a protest against the German parliament’s vote equating the BDS movement with anti-Semitism, outside Germany’s diplomatic mission in Gaza City on 23 May. A similar march took place a day earlier in the Israeli-occupied West Bank city of Ramallah. Mahmoud Ajjour APA […]

‘Capitulation to anti-Semitism’: Israel scolds German official over warning about wearing kippahs

The criticism from Tel Aviv was provoked by Felix Klein, who told local media that he “can’t recommend Jews to wear kippahs anywhere at any time in Germany.” “Unfortunately, I have to say so,” Klein said, lamenting the spike in hate crimes in the country. On Sunday, his comments were met with a strong rebuke […]

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