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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...

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...

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...

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...

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 – 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...

20th September 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

Grenell: Volkswagen to comply with US sanctions on Iran

Benjamin Weinthal

The US ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday that German automobile manufacturer Volkswagen will leave the Iranian market to comply with US sanctions on the Islamic Republic. “Volkswagen has told us they will comply with US sanctions on Iran. We are pleased with this decision because Iran diverts its economic resources away from its people to support the Assad regime and spread violence and instability across the globe,” said Grenell. The decision was first reported by Bloomberg News. more...

20th September 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

Grenell: Volkswagen to comply with US sanctions on Iran

Benjamin Weinthal

The US ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday that German automobile manufacturer Volkswagen will leave the Iranian market to comply with US sanctions on the Islamic Republic. “Volkswagen has told us they will comply with US sanctions on Iran. We are pleased with this decision because Iran diverts its economic resources away from its people to support the Assad regime and spread violence and instability across the globe,” said Grenell. The decision was first reported by Bloomberg News. more...

19th September 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

German state parliament bans BDS while anti-Israel bank defies resolution

Benjamin Weinthal

The parliament of Germany’s most populous state North Rhine-Westphalia slammed the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign targeting the Jewish state as antisemitic, barring the parliament and other public facilities from hosting and supporting BDS groups. more...

17th September 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

‘Arab-looking’ men attack Jewish Israeli in night club in Germany

Benjamin Weinthal

Two men who have been described as having an Arab appearance attacked a Jewish Israeli man on September 7 in the city of Frankfurt, according to German media reports on Monday. more...

16th September 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

French payment service supports BDS, defies anti-bias law

Benjamin Weinthal

The online payment service HelloAsso announced that it will continue to provide services to boycott Israel organizations whose accounts were shut down by PayPal and French banks for apparent violations of France’s anti-discrimination law. more...

16th September 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

Prominent German Jews want JNF to close account with BDS-enabling bank

Benjamin Weinthal

The German branch of the Jewish National Fund has been swept up in a widening antisemitism scandal because it won’t immediately close its account with the Bank for Social Economy that enables a fiercely anti-Israel NGO to raise funds to boycott the Jewish state and compare Israel to Nazi Germany. more...

14th September 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

Turkish Teenager Who Plotted to Blow Up Gay Club in Frankfurt Arrested

Benjamin Weinthal

German police in the state of Hesse arrested a teenager earlier this month for plotting an Islamic terror attack on a gay club and church in Frankfurt am Main. An intelligence source in Germany told The Jerusalem Post that the state police “arrested a guy named Yusuf Erkocoglu, a young Turkish kid caught planning to blow up a gay club in Frankfurt.” more...