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12th October 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

Lawsuit causes German-Iranian consultant to resign from pro-Iran group

Benjamin Weinthal

The Lawfare Project announced on Wednesday that a controversial German-Iranian business consultant, who works to boost trade with Islamic Republic of Iran, resigned his position on the board of the umbrella organization for Shi’ite Muslims in Germany--an entity that has a strong presence of radical Islamists, according to the German government. more...

10th October 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

Boycott-Israel activists disrupt Holocaust film in Berlin

Benjamin Weinthal

Berlin – Two activists from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign disrupted the presentation of an Israeli Holocaust film in Berlin last week, prompting Israeli security officials to evict the protesters as the audience booed the stoppage caused by the BDS people. more...

9th October 2018 – JNS - Co- Authored by Asaf Ramirowsky

For Merkel, Israel’s security is negotiable

Benjamin Weinthal

When German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Jerusalem last week for a joint German-Israeli cabinet meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, she reiterated her government’s commitment to the security of the Jewish state and noted the dangers of the Iranian regime in the Middle East. more...

8th October 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

German politician who said Israel executes Palestinians urged to resign

Benjamin Weinthal

Berlin– German politicians on Monday accused Bremen’s Senator of the Interior Ulrich Mäurer of antisemitism and urged him to resign after he said Israel executes Palestinians on the Gaza-Israel border. more...

4th October 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

German Bank Transferred Nearly $44,000 to Terrorist Group Hamas

Benjamin Weinthal

ERLIN- A bank in Germany’s most populous state of North Rhine-Westphalia sent $43,720 to the Islamic terrorist organization Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Germany’s best-selling paper Bild reported on Thursday that the bank, which was not named, sent the money in February to the US- and EU-designated terrorist entity Hamas because the country’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) did not swiftly crackdown on the transfer. more...

3rd October 2018 – Quoted by The Tower

Merkel Slated to Hold Talks with Netanyahu Despite Differences over Palestinians, Iran

Benjamin Weinthal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to arrive in Israel on Wednesday evening for a two-day bilateral meeting between German and Israeli officials, The Times of Israel reported. Government-to-government meetings of the type Merkel is scheduled to take part in highlight the close relationship between Israel and Germany. more...

3rd October 2018 – Quoted by Jacob Siegel - Tablet Magazine

Iran Looms Over Merkel’s Israel Visit

Benjamin Weinthal

A week after Benjamin Netanyahu told an audience at the U.N. that “Europe and others are appeasing Iran,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the unofficial leader of Europe and head of its most powerful state, will arrive in Jerusalem tonight on a scheduled visit. Iran is virtually certain to dominate the agenda but planned discussions of Israel’s settlement policy and “The Conflict” may provide some diversion from the most contentious matters. more...

2nd October 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

Germany’s best-selling paper calls for end of Iran trade to protect Israel

Benjamin Weinthal

In an eye-popping commentary on Monday, Germany’s top-selling Bild newspaper urged businesses to stop trade with the Islamic Republic of Iran because of its terrorism and the regime’s goal of obliterating the Jewish state. more...

2nd October 2018 – Quoted by The Jerusalem Post

Merkel and Iran

Benjamin Weinthal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to begin a two-day visit to Israel on Wednesday, and her country’s perturbing policy on Iran is likely to top the agenda in her meetings with Israeli leaders. In a video podcast last week, Merkel stressed that Germany and Israel share a unique relationship, but she was silent about Berlin’s continued support for the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and Germany’s growing trade with Tehran, despite Iran’s repeated calls for Israel’s destruction and its support of terrorist groups in groups in the Middle East. more...

1st October 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

German state commissioner against antisemitism wants BDS account closed

Benjamin Weinthal

The newly-appointed commission- er against antisemitism in the southern German state of Baden-Württemberg said last week he will contact BW-Bank, which is jointly co-owned by the state and its capital city Stuttgart, to secure the clo- sure of a pro-BDS Palestine Committee account. more...

28th September 2018 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Benjamin Weinthal

FDD's Benjamin Weinthal appears on The John Batchelor Show to talk about one can do to fight against the BDS movement in Germany. more...

28th September 2018 – Quoted by Mosaic

Germany’s Hypocritical Commitment to Robust Economic Relations with Iran

Benjamin Weinthal

Immediately after the nuclear deal was concluded in 2015, German companies sprang at the opportunity to trade with the Islamic Republic. more...

27th September 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

Report: Britain slated to outlaw the entire terrorist entity Hezbollah

Benjamin Weinthal

The United Kingdom’s Home Secretary Sajid Javid will designate the entire Lebanese organization Hezbollah as a terrorist movement at next week’s Conservative Party conference. London-based The Jewish Chronicle first reported Javid’s anti-Hezbollah terror classification on Thursday. more...

26th September 2018 – Quoted by Tom Rogan- Washington Examiner

Why the world ignores America on Iran

Benjamin Weinthal

Chairing a United Nations Security Council meeting on Iran on Wednesday, the president found himself alone among the 5 permanent Security Council members in supporting harsher policies toward the Islamic Republic. more...

25th September 2018 – Tablet Magazine

Angela Merkel’s Ugly Romance With the Iranian Regime

Benjamin Weinthal

According to Dr. Josef Schuster, Angela Merkel’s flourishing trade with a regime in Tehran that is both the leading state sponsor of terrorism in the world and also the world’s top sponsor of lethal anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial, is incompatible with the spirit of the Federal Republic’s own foundational commitments, and with the laws of a country where Holocaust denial is a crime punishable by up to five years in prison. more...

24th September 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

German bank under fire for strengthening antisemitism and hatred of Israel

Benjamin Weinthal

Germany’s commissioner for Jewish life in Germany and the fight against antisem- itism has denounced the Bank for Social Economy in his strongest statement to date because the bank has not distanced itself from its support of the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel. more...

24th September 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

German bank under fire for strengthening antisemitism and hatred of Israel

Benjamin Weinthal

Germany’s commissioner for Jewish life in Germany and the fight against antisem- itism has denounced the Bank for Social Economy in his strongest statement to date because the bank has not distanced itself from its support of the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel. more...

22nd September 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

Israel slams German academy hosting of Hezbollah, Hamas, BDS supporters

Benjamin Weinthal

The German Protestant Academy in the municipality of Bad Boll in the southern state of Baden-Württemberg is coming under scathing criticism from the Israeli government and American NGOs for hosting a conference that features a who’s who of German supporters of Hamas and Hezbollah, as well as the boycott campaign against the Jewish state. more...

20th September 2018 – Quoted by The Tower

PayPal Closes Account with German NGO Linked to Palestinian Terror Group

Benjamin Weinthal

PayPal shut down the account of a German NGO which has links to the terror group the Palestinian Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), Benjamin Weinthal reported Thursday in The Jerusalem Post. The United States-based online payment service closed the account of International Alliance (Internationalistisches Bündnis), an alliance of related organizations. The PayPal account of the International Alliance now has a message, “This recipient is currently unable to receive money.” more...

20th September 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

EXCLUSIVE: PayPal shuts German NGO account with links to Palestinian terrorists

Benjamin Weinthal

The US online payment service PayPal has closed the account of the Germany-based NGO International Alliance – an organization that sympathizes with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terrorist organization and supports boycotting Israel. more...