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Synagogue Arson in Germany ‘Not Anti-Semitism’ Says Judge

A judge in Germany convicted three German Palestinians for attacking a synagogue, but said they were bringing "attention to the Gaza confict," not anti-Semitic.

German Gov’t Charges Local Syrian Fighter with Terrorism

The German government is cracking down on those who fight in the Syrian civil war; one who returned has been charged with terrorism.

The Unpredicted Consequences of the German Elections

Because of the "5% hurdle," Germany's new coalition will tilt be to the left, while voters clearly wanted Germany to turn to the right.

‘It Can Be Done’: the Rosh Hashana 1943 Escape of Danish Jews

Numerous Danish Christian families hid Jews in their homes or farms, and then smuggled them to the seashore.

Norwegian Police Apologize for Deporting Jews to Auschwitz

On November 26, 70 years after the rounding up and deportation of over 500 Jewish Norwegians to Auschwitz, the Norwegian Police Service issued an apology for taking part in the murder of Jews.

French Jewish Students Taking Twitter to Court

France's main Jewish student union reportedly has petitioned a Paris court to order Twitter to divulge details about users who post anti-Semitic comments.

Is Israel’s Response ‘Disproportionate’?

The fact that the casualty toll from the first days of the Gaza fighting was three Israelis and 30 Arabs “underscores what critics of Israeli policy called Israel’s disproportionate use of military force,” The New York Times reported on Nov. 17.

Der Spiegel: Online Jihad Cool, Getting Cooler

Jihad marketers are making militant Islam cool, according to a new article in Germany’s Der Spiegel newspaper.

‘I Will Answer Only to Allah’

An Islamist radical convicted of stabbing two German police officers during a protest against "offensive" cartoons has been sentenced to six years in prison. Murat K, a 26-year-old German-born Salafist of Turkish heritage from the western state of Hessen, openly admitted that he had attacked and wounded the two police officers with a kitchen knife during the cartoon riots in May. He showed no remorse, however, during his trial at the district court in the city of Bonn; he said he had been morally obligated to follow Islamic Sharia law.

Report: Iran Planning Massive Oil Spill in Strait of Hormuz

Iran may purposefully contaminate the waters of the Strait of Hormuz by performing an oil spill, according to a report in the German weekly Der Spiegel on Sunday.

Germany Proposes Legislation to Protect Bris Milah

After a court ruling, that brought the future of Germany's Jewish community into question, and reminded some of a darker time in German history,...

A Muhammed Cartoon a Day

Would repetition inspire institutionalization, generate ever-more outraged responses, and offer a vehicle for Islamists to ride to greater power? Or would it lead to routinization, to a wearing out of Islamists, and a realization that violence is counter-productive to their cause?

Winners of “Face of the German Tourist” Contest Arrive in Israel

An Austrian couple is enjoying the sites in the Holy Land after winning an Israel Government Tourist Office competition for “the face of the German tourist in Israel.”

J’Accuse: Shame on Germany for Circumcision Ban

So let no one praise a nation that murdered a million Jewish babies and children for shedding crocodile tears over the plight of the poor little baby boy who, following a many thousand year old tradition, is circumcised 8 days after birth. Every good person should condemn Germany for what really lies at the heart of efforts to ban circumcision—old-fashioned anti-Semitism, a term coined by Germans for Germans and against Jews.

German state of Berlin Declares Circumcision, Not Brit Milah, Legal

Berlin declares circumcision legal only if performed by a doctor. Brit Mila by a Mohel is still illegal.

In Germany, Turkish Muslims Hope for Muslim Majority

A recent study revealed that nearly half of all Turks living in Germany say they hope there will be more Muslims than Christians in Germany in the futureIslam is becoming an increasingly important component of the value structure of Turks in Germany, especially among the younger generation of Turkish-Germans, who hold religious views more radical than their elders' views.

Rabbi Lau: I Didn’t See Such German Sensitivity to Jewish Blood During the Holocaust

Rabbi Meir Lau, Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv and Holocaust Survivor, attacked the Germans today with harsh words. Rabbi Lau said, "We don't need their permission to live as Jews," and added that, "I didn't see such German sensitivity to Jewish blood in the Shoah."

Israel’s Chief Rabbi in Germany to Help Resolve Circumcision Crisis

A rabbi in Bavaria, Germany, has been slapped with criminal charges of committing bodily harm, in the first known case to arise from an anti-circumcision ruling.

Germany: ‘Islamists Want to Bring Jihad to Europe’

Underscoring German officialdom's anxiety over home grown Islamic terrorism, the German state of Lower Saxony recently published a practical guide to extremist Islam to help citizens identify tell-tale signs of Muslims who are becoming radicalized.

Hungarian Lawyer Seeks Indictment against Nazi Hunter Efraim Zuroff

A Hungarian lawyer has urged authorities to charge Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff with making “false statements” against an alleged war criminal. Attorney Futo Barnabas said...

20 Bipartisan Congressmen Voice ‘Deep Concern’ over German Circumcision Ban

A bipartisan group of 20 Congressmen sent a letter to the German government expressing “deep concern” over a recent German court decision to effectively...

David Rakoff, Humorist, 47

David Rakoff, a humorist who often wrote about American Jewish culture, has died. Rakoff, 47, died in Manhattan Thursday of cancer, a disease he has...

Orient Impressions: China

China assaults the senses with a cacophony of sounds and colorful sights amid its teeming masses. As we arrived for a month’s trip in October the noxious smog of vehicle-packed Beijing assailed our nostrils. But the past still dwells in the shadows of the modernized capital. At dusk a row of elderly stooped men shuffled along the road beneath our apartment in Mao-style uniforms. We would see the same gray men plodding by in the morning.

Report: Germany was Warned a Month Before ‘72 Olympics Attack

Germany was warned about a possible terror attack against Israeli athletes one month before the Munich Olympics in 1972, Der Spiegel reported. The weekly magazine...

Jihadi Tourism Hits Europe

In Norway, for example, an ethnic Norwegian convert to militant Islam who has received terrorist training from al-Qaeda's offshoot in Yemen, is awaiting orders to carry out an attack on the West, officials from three European security agencies said on June 25. Although the terrorist-in-waiting is believed to still be in Yemen, even if he is found he cannot be extradited: under Norwegian law it is not a crime to attend a terrorist training camp.

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