To mark IDC Herzliya’s 20th anniversary, we spent a day following Prof. Uriel Reichman, IDC’s founder and president, and Jonathan Davis, VP for External Relations, around its delightful campus.
Posted on: November 20th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Europe’s first Jewish divinity program at a state university opened in Germany at the University of Potsdam outside Berlin. The School for Jewish Theology, which launched Monday, is being called a groundbreaking development in the German university system, which until now has only subsidized Catholic and Protestant theological training programs. Islamic programs also were introduced […]
Posted on: November 18th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe → Germany
Cornelius Gurlitt said he is the legal owner of the 1,400 works of Nazi-looted art found in his Munich apartment and he will fight for them. At issue are long-lost works by Chagall, Picasso, Matisse and others deemed “degenerate” by the Nazis. “I won’t give anything back voluntarily,” Gurlitt, 80, said in the German-language Spiegel […]
Posted on: November 12th, 2013News & Views → Media → Arts and Entertainment
German authorities have bowed to international pressure and are publishing a partial list of artworks found in a Munich apartment. The spectacular art find – including works by Chagall, Picasso, Matisse and Beckmann – was publicized by the Munich-based Focus magazine earlier this month. Officials are assembling a “task force” of experts to speed up provenance research. […]
Posted on: November 10th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Israel’s chief Ashkenazi rabbi marked the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht with a visit to a Jewish kindergarten in Berlin. “Connecting Jews in Germany to their roots is the worthiest retort to the darkness that prevailed here 75 years ago,” Rabbi David Lau said during his first official visit to Berlin, where he went to the […]
Posted on: November 5th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe → Germany
The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) has accused Germany of being morally complicit in the theft of 1,500 works of art discovered in a Munich apartment owned by the son of a war-time art dealer.
Posted on: November 4th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
In a sensation for the art world, authorities in Munich revealed that a cache of works, many by artists the Nazis considered “degenerate,” was found in a moldy storeroom in Munich. The hundreds of works were hoarded by an elderly man who sold some of them to cover every day expenses. Included in the cache […]
Posted on: November 1st, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Mueller was a perfectly evil Nazi criminal, who attended the 1942 "Final Solution" Conference.
Posted on: October 28th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
Berlin’s first Jewish student house opened its doors on Sunday for pro-Israel lectures and activities in response to anti-Israel tendencies commonly found on Berlin’s campuses and for cultural and leisure activities for Jewish students in the German capital. Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal, who is behind the effort and serves as a Jewish community rabbi in Berlin, […]
Posted on: October 27th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
Germany reportedly has told Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that Israel faces “serious consequences” if it does not restore its former relationship with the U.N. Human Rights Council. Avigdor Lieberman, who was Foreign Minister last year, cut Israel’s ties with the panel after it announced it was going to investigate the Jewish presence in Judea and […]
Posted on: October 14th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
An interactive video game will allow users to relive a day in the life of Holocaust diarist Anne Frank. The focus of the game, simply titled “Anne Frank,” is the day in October 1942 that the teenage Anne wrote in her diary about her fears that a worker was about to discover the family’s hiding […]
Posted on: October 4th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
During a press conference with President Shimon Peres on Thursday, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte unequivocally stated that products made over the 1967 Green Line, will continue to be labeled “Made in Israel” in the Netherlands, according to a report in JPost.com. The Dutch position is unlike that of the Germans, who definitely plan to […]
Posted on: September 16th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
But the worst thing the West can do is isolate Russia.
Posted on: September 11th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe → Germany
The newly elected president of the International Olympic Committee heads a German-based organization that helps companies to guarantee that their products do not contain anything from Israel. Thomas Bach, a German who was elected Tuesday at an IOC session in Buenos Aires, is chairman of Ghorfa, the Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which was […]
Posted on: September 10th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
This may have been the first time the birth process was termed "immigration."
Posted on: September 9th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
The White House announced Monday that more than dozen more countries have formally backed a “strong international response” to the use of chemical weapons in Syria. The United States now has the support of 24 countries, not including Israel which has tried to lay low. The list includes an interesting collection of allies, such as […]
Posted on: September 8th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
Adolf Hitler’s bodyguard, who claimed he knew nothing about the Nazi extermination of 6 million Jews. Has died at the age of 96. SS Staff Sgt. Rochus Misch was at Hitler’s side he and Eva Braun committed suicide before the Allies could capture them. Braun, who was his mistress until a quick marriage ceremony shortly […]
Posted on: September 8th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
Plans for a memorial in Munich to 11 Israelis and a German police officer murdered at the 1972 Summer Olympics there were unveiled on Wednesday, the eve of Rosh HaShanah, at the Bavarian Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs. The planned hall of remembrance is slated to be built near the site that housed the […]
Posted on: September 4th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
Judicial officials in Germany have investigated 49 former Nazi guards at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp and said 30 of them should be prosecuted, while nine others have since died Another seven of the former guards are living outside of the country. Some of the guards are reportedly as old as 97. The justice agency in […]
Posted on: August 25th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Hitler is presented as an appalling hypochondriac who abused laxatives and suffered from stomach cramps and embarrassing flatulence.
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