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6th March 2018 - FDD's Long War Journal

German captured while fighting with Taliban’s Red Unit

Bill Roggio

The Afghan military said it captured a German citizen who was fighting in Helmand province and belonged to the Taliban’s Red Unit, which the terrorist group fancies as an elite unit that spearheads attacks on Afghan forces.

18th January 2018 - FDD's Long War Journal

Analysis: US seeks extradition of Bin Laden loyalist imprisoned in France

Thomas Joscelyn

The US is seeking the extradition of Christian Ganczarski from France, where he has been imprisoned since 2003. A French court convicted Ganczarski on terror-related charges for his role in the Apr. 11, 2002 suicide bombing at a synagogue in Djerba, Tunisia. The bomber called Ganczarski...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

4th December 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Victims’ Families On 2016 Attack: Germany Failed Us

Benjamin Weinthal

The family members of the 12 murder victims from last December’s Christmas terror attack, which included the Israeli Dalia Elyakim, published a blistering open letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Der Spiegel magazine on Friday, accusing her government of deeply flawed...

30th November 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Marxist-Leninist Party Sues German Banks Over BDS Account Closures

Benjamin Weinthal

The Marxist-Leninist party, according to German media reports, formed a joint campaign list with The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

26th November 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

German TV Pulls Plug On Roger Waters Concert Due To Antisemitism

Benjamin Weinthal

The German public television outlet WDR canceled its slated cooperation concert with the former Pink Floyd band member Roger Waters on Saturday because of a wave of protest against the singer’s anti-Jewish views.

25th November 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

German Judge Compares Israel To State Sponsors of Terror Iran, North Korea

Benjamin Weinthal

The same judge ruled last week that it was legal and just for Kuwait Airways to bar an Israeli passenger from flying on their planes.

17th November 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Germany sanctions Iran’s Bank Sepah

Benjamin Weinthal

Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) has announced that it has imposed a credit ban on Iran’s Bank Sepah for violating the country’s credit law.

15th November 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

German Politicians Under Fire For Rolling Out Red Carpet For Iranian Business

Benjamin Weinthal

A German forum to promote business and banking in the Islamic Republic of Iran, featuring politicians and government bodies, slated to begin on Wednesday, faced sharp criticism from human rights experts and an NGO seeking to stop Iranian terrorism and its illicit nuclear activity.

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...

11th November 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Berlin Mayor Slams BDS Rally On Kristallnacht Remembrance Day

Benjamin Weinthal

Berlin Mayor Michael Müller issued a scathing condemnation of the anti-Israel boycott campaign because of its protest against the Jewish state on Friday, the memorial day for the Kristallnacht pogroms against Jews across Nazi Germany in 1938.

10th November 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Germany Charges Palestinian With Murder of Christians Over Temple Mount Tensions

Benjamin Weinthal

The man carried out a lethal stabbing attack at a supermarket in Germany after Israel placed metal detectors at the entrance to Jerusalem's Temple Mount, blaming the country for inaction.

25th October 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Germany Probes Kuwait Airways For Discrimination Against Israelis

Benjamin Weinthal

A video uploaded to Facebook went viral after an Israeli-Arab was barred from getting on Kuwait Airways flight because of his Israeli passport.

24th October 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Hezbollah-Aligned German Center Declares ‘Resistance’ Against Israel

Benjamin Weinthal

The NRW state intelligence agency – roughly equivalent to Shin Bet in Germany – monitors Al Mahdi because it represents a threat to German democracy.

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