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7th January 2018 – Quoted by Thomas Seibert - The Arab Weekly

In tactical turnaround, Erdogan rediscovers ‘old friends’ in Europe

Aykan Erdemir

Just a few months ago, Turk­ish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan compared Euro­pean leaders to Nazis and condemned them as Islamo­phobes but when he recently talked about his EU colleagues, Erdogan referred to them as his “old friends.” more...

2nd January 2018 – Quoted by Ben Cohen - The Algemeiner

EU Maintains Cautious Response to Iran Protests, as US Support for Challenge to Tehran Regime Grows

Saeed Ghasseminejad

The international divide on the continuing anti-government protests in Iran was starkly illustrated on Tuesday, as the Tehran regime’s regional allies issued statements dismissing the unrest as a domestic issue, while the European Union restricted itself to a plea for the avoidance of further bloodshed. more...

22nd December 2017 – Quoted by Ariel Ben Solomon - Jewish News Service

Despite Growing Threat, Europe Will Remain Weak on Iran: Experts

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Is France’s public quarreling with Iran in recent months a sign that Europe will fall in line with the hardline policies of the U.S. and Israel against the terrorism-supporting Tehran regime? more...

19th December 2017 – The Tower

Germany Pays Extremist Pro-Iranian Islamic Group over $300,000 to Fight Radicalization

Benjamin Weinthal

The German government is funding a radical pro-Iranian regime Shi’ite umbrella organization with €283,150 ($334,800) as part of a strategy to promote “deradicalization” and “prevent extremism,” Benjamin Weinthal reported in The Jerusalem Post on Sunday. more...

19th December 2017 – Quoted by Sean Savage - Jewish News Service

Jerusalem protests, study on migrants show ‘potent recipe’ for anti-Semitism in Germany

Benjamin Weinthal

Due to the wars in Syria and Iraq as well as other conflicts in Asia and Africa, Germany took in more than 1 million migrants in 2015 and 2016, fundamentally reshaping the country. While the migration has significantly slowed in 2017, to around 200,000, Germany has been grappling with backlash from anti-immigration political parties and the threat of Islamic terrorism. more...

19th December 2017 – Quoted by Ariel Ben Solomon - Jewish News Service

France waking up on Iran threat? Don’t bet on it

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Is France’s public quarreling with Iran in recent months a sign that Europe will fall in line with the hardline policies of the U.S. and Israel against the terrorism-supporting Tehran regime? more...

30th November 2017 – Quoted by The Tower

Italy Bars Entry to PFLP Terrorist and Boycott Supporter, Leila Khaled

Benjamin Weinthal

Italy has barred Leila Khaled, a member of the Popular Front for Liberation of Palestine terror group and Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions advocate, from entering the country due to an invalid visa, Benjamin Weinthal reported Wednesday for The Jerusalem Post. more...

15th November 2017 – Quoted by The Tower

German Forum that Promotes Business with Iran Under Fire by Human Rights Experts

Benjamin Weinthal

A German forum that seeks to promote business deals with Iran, featuring politicians and government bodies, has come under fire by human rights experts for turning a blind eye to the Islamic Republic’s illicit nuclear activities, sponsorship of terrorism, and oppression of the Iranian people. more...

29th October 2017 – The Jerusalem Post

Hezbollah-Affiliated Football Team Hires German Biologist As Coach

Benjamin Weinthal

A former German soccer player and biologist, Robert Jaspert, has been hired as the new head coach of the Hezbollah-backed Lebanese football team Al-Ahed. more...

21st October 2017 – Quoted by Radio Farda

US Not Opposed To Europeans Dealing With Iran -Tillerson

US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson says president Donald Trump’s administration is not opposed to European countries doing business with Iran. more...

5th October 2017 – Quoted by Manfred Gerstenfeld - The Jerusalem Post

German Elections: The Long-Term Impact of the Past

Benjamin Weinthal

The recent parliamentary elections have shown once again that Germany cannot wash the impact of its criminal Second World War past out of its system. The electoral success of the far right AfD party, which received 12.6% of the votes, is generally seen as an example of voters rejecting the open-door policy that allowed more than a million mainly Muslim refugees into Germany from Syria and Iraq since September 2015. more...

2nd October 2017 – Quoted by Alina D. Sharon - Jewish News Service

Far-right AfD party’s rise highlights a ‘fine line’ for German Jews and Israel

Benjamin Weinthal

The rise of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in the country’s recent election has been described as a “political earthquake,” while Jewish leaders’ immediate reaction was to express concern about AfD’s views. But what are the broader implications of the party’s electoral showing for German Jews and for Israel? more...

29th September 2017 – Quoted by Abraham Cooper and Manfred Gerstenfeld - The Huffington Post

Far-Right AfD’s Stunning Election Success isn’t the Only Issue Worrying German Jewry

Benjamin Weinthal

he focus of many Jewish commentators on the results of the recent German elections has been the stunning success of the AfD. To the shock and dismay of many, these extreme rightists have emerged as the country’s third largest party with 12.6% of the votes. It would however be a great mistake to assume that the far right is the sole or even the dominant German issue which should worry Jews. more...

28th September 2017 – Quoted by Katrina Manson - The Financial Times

Trump keeps Europe guessing on Iran nuclear deal

Mark Dubowitz

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25th September 2017 – Quoted by Gardiner Harris - The New York Times

European Diplomats Speak Out Against Trump’s Opposition to Iran Deal

Mark Dubowitz

After months of quietly urging the Trump administration to preserve the Iran nuclear deal, European diplomats have begun an aggressive defense of it, warning of serious consequences if the United States ignores their concerns. more...

24th September 2017 – The Jerusalem Post

What Does Today’s German Election Mean For Israel?

Benjamin Weinthal

An objective observer can fathom why German elections matter for Israel. more...

12th September 2017 – Quoted by Evelyn Gordon - Commentary

Germany Redefines Most Anti-Semitism Out of Existence

Benjamin Weinthal

A debate rages among American Jews as to whether right-wing or left-wing anti-Semitism poses the greater danger. Germany has come up with a novel solution to this dilemma that will undoubtedly delight denialists of the left-wing version: Simply redefine Jew-hatred as a “politically motivated right-wing extremist crime,” and by definition, you’ve eliminated all other kinds of anti-Semitism. more...

12th September 2017 – Quoted by The Tower

German Authorities Refuse to Call Repeated Attacks on Synagogue Anti-Semitic

Benjamin Weinthal

Police in the German city of Ulm have indicated that there is “no indication of an antisemitic background” behind repeated acts of vandalism carried out against the city’s synagogue. more...

12th September 2017 – The Jerusalem Post

German Authorities Say Multiple Synagogue Attacks Are Not Antisemitism

Benjamin Weinthal

On August 26, a man demolished the facade of the synagogue wall with a metal post. more...

11th September 2017 – Quoted by Manfred Gerstenfeld - Arutz Sheva

The US must do more against European BDS

Benjamin Weinthal

“BDS was launched as a campaign against Israel in 2005. The basic idea was promoted at the 2001 NGO antiracism conference in Durban, South Africa. Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions, commonly known as BDS, has gained traction in the past decade. The same phenomenon, without the name, existed already as a potent organizational force in Europe since 1967. more...

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