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23rd January 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

EU Under Fire for Meeting with Iranian MP Involved in Holocaust Denial

Benjamin Weinthal

A slated Tuesday meeting between the European Parliament and Iran's Aladdin Boroujerdi, chairman of the Committee for Foreign Policy of the Islamic Republic's parliament, sparked outrage because the Iranian MP participated in a conference featuring Holocaust deniers, and for his role in this month's crackdown of Iranian protests against the regime in Tehran. more...

19th January 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

German Court Allows Labeling Jewish Anti-Zionist Activist as Antisemite

Benjamin Weinthal

A Munich court ruled in favor of the Bavarian capital’s Jewish community president Charlotte Knobloch on Friday, saying she can term an anti-Zionist Jew’s activity as antisemitic because he encouraged violence toward the Jewish people. more...

18th January 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

Hezbollah Terrorist Trial in Bulgaria Starts

Benjamin Weinthal

The trial of two Hezbollah operatives, who allegedly blew up an Israeli tour bus in 2012, killing five Israelis and their Bulgarian bus driver, started on Wednesday in Sofia, Bulgaria. more...

16th January 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

Germany Raids Iranian Regime Sites for Spying on Israel

Benjamin Weinthal

German police raided targets across the country that were allegedly, on behalf of Iran’s secret service, conducting surveillance on Israeli and Jewish targets. more...

13th January 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

British Parliament to Debate Full Ban of Hezbollah as Terrorist Entity

Benjamin Weinthal

The British House of Commons is slated to debate on January 25 a ban of the entirety of Hezbollah because of the Lebanese group’s terrorist activities. more...

12th January 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

Report: Saudi Arabia Sought to Buy Israel’s Iron Dome System

Benjamin Weinthal

Saudi Arabia’s government expressed interest in purchasing Israel’s antimissile Iron Dome system to stop attacks by the Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen, according to a report in the Swiss paper Basler Zeitung this week. more...

11th January 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

Germany Permits Iranian Regime Mass Murderer to Flee the Country

Benjamin Weinthal

Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi – considered a successor to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei – fled Germany on Thursday for Iran amid criminal complaints filed against him for crimes against humanity, after the cleric received medical treatment for a brain tumor. more...

8th January 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

German Politician Files Criminal Complaint Against Iranian Ayatollah for Mass Murder

Benjamin Weinthal

Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, considered to be a successor to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, faces protests and possible criminal prosecutions in Germany for his widespread executions of Iranians, which took place while he was the country’s justice minister. more...

8th January 2018 – New York Daily News

Forcing the EU to snap out of its cowardice on Iran

Benjamin Weinthal

To understand Europe’s misguided policy toward the hundreds of thousands of brave Iranians who have blanketed cities across their country to demand the end of the nearly 40-year-old mullah-led regime, it is worth recalling the words of Dan Schueftan, chairman of the National Security Studies Center at the University of Haifa: “Whenever you don’t know what to do, ask the Europeans. Then do the opposite.” more...

7th January 2018 – Fox News

Germany urged to abandon its support of Iran’s mullah regime

Benjamin Weinthal

While tens of thousands of Iranians have taken to the streets in protest, the German government is taking heat for what some are calling its pro-regime policy in Iran, and its decision to allow sanctuary and medical treatment for an alleged mass murderer from the Islamic Republic. more...

6th January 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

BDS Fails to Stop Israeli Artist from Performing Egyptian Songs in Berlin

Benjamin Weinthal

A Lebanese-based organization that promotes a boycott of the Jewish state failed to stop performances on Saturday and Sunday in Berlin of the Israeli artist Ariel Efraim Ashbel who is celebrating the songs of the late Egyptian singer Oum Kalthoum. more...

2nd January 2018 – The Jerusalem Post

Israel Slams German Foreign Minister for Comparing Jewish State to Apartheid

Benjamin Weinthal

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan blasted German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Tuesday for comparing the Jewish State's policies in the disputed West Bank territory to the former racist apartheid system in South Africa. more...

24th December 2017 – The Jerusalem Post

New Jersey Bans Business with Danish Bank for Israel Boycott

Benjamin Weinthal

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced on Wednesday at a menorah-lighting ceremony that the state has divested all of its investments from the Danish bank Danske due to its boycott of Israeli companies. more...

22nd December 2017 – The Jerusalem Post

German Court: Marxist Party Cooperated with Palestinian Terrorist Entity

Benjamin Weinthal

The extremist Marxist-Leninist Party of Germany (MLPD) suffered a stinging defeat in a Hamburg court on Friday which ruled that a former German deputy and a weekly Jewish paper can state the far-leftist party cooperates with the Palestinian terrorist group PFLP. more...

17th December 2017 – The Jerusalem Post

Germany Uses EU Funds to Finance Extremist Iranian Regime-controlled Group

Benjamin Weinthal

The German government provides €283,150 to a radical pro-Iranian regime Shi’ite umbrella organization as part of a program to counter extremism. The funds will support the activities of the umbrella organization the Shi’ite communities of Germany (IGS) until the end of 2019, according to a Friday article in Bild newspaper. more...

16th December 2017 – The Jerusalem Post

Germany Arrests Two Palestinian Supporters of the Islamic State

Benjamin Weinthal

Authorities arrested two Palestinians for alleged criminal activity on behalf of Islamic State, the public prosecutor in Celle, in the German state of Lower Saxony, has confirmed. Mahmoud Abu S. and Ahmad Abu S., both aged 21, are charged with “support of a foreign terrorist organization, as well as disturbing the peace by threats of criminal acts.” The men were arrested on Tuesday. more...

15th December 2017 – The Jerusalem Post

PFLP Celebrates Jubilee Year in Berlin

Benjamin Weinthal

Supporters and a senior official of the internationally designated terrorist organization the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine held a celebration in Berlin of 50 years since the group’s founding. The German left-wing extremist organization “Youth Resistance Media” posted a video on YouTube showing supporters and what were likely members of the PFLP at Monday’s event calling for “Death to Zionism” via with the use of “rifles.” more...

14th December 2017 – The Jerusalem Post

EU Parliament Calls On Tehran to End Ballistic Missile Program

Benjamin Weinthal

The European Parliament, representing 28 member states, on Wednesday urged Tehran not to engage in nuclear missile-related activity that violates Security Council Resolution 2231. The EU statement on Wednesday stressed “the security risk posed by Iran’s ballistic missile program and underlines the need for full implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 2231 (2015), which calls on Iran not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology.” more...

14th December 2017 – The Jerusalem Post

Munich First in Germany to Pass Anti-BDS Law

Benjamin Weinthal

Munich passed a historic bill on Wednesday to ban boycotts of Israel, becoming the first city in Germany to outlaw public funds and space for the BDS campaign. The joint Christian Social Union and Social Democratic Party anti-BDS bill passed with a solid majority. more...

7th December 2017 – The Jerusalem Post

Bill Against Israel – Boycott Advances in Munich

Benjamin Weinthal

Legislators from the two main parties in the Munich City Council voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday in a committee meeting to approve a bill that would outlaw municipal funding and public space for Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions activity targeting the Jewish state. more...