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2nd June 2016 - i24 News

Morning Edition

Benjamin Weinthal

FDD fellow Benjamin Weinthal comments on the German resolution regarding the Armenian genocide.

28th May 2016 - The Jerusalem Post

‘Post’ investigation finds German city’s facilities used to wage BDS

Benjamin Weinthal

A group conducting an aggressive anti-Israel boycott campaign has its headquarters in Bremen city-owned property that has received federal funding, an investigation by The Jerusalem Post found.

16th May 2016 - The Jerusalem Post

Outrage over German university’s dismissal of anti-Semitism expert

Benjamin Weinthal

The University of Göttingen unleashed a firestorm of criticism from scholars, students and Jewish organizations when it did not extend the employment contract of Dr. Samuel Salzborn - one of the most prominent academic experts in German anti-Semitism.

6th May 2016 - The Jerusalem Post

German mayor embroiled in row over anti-Semitic bank account

Benjamin Weinthal

The mayor of Stuttgart, who served as one of the patrons of an event celebrating Israel’s 68th birthday on Wednesday, defended his city’s ownership stake in the BW bank that provides an account to an NGO that promotes a boycott of the Jewish state and plays down the Holocaust.

26th April 2016 - The Jerusalem Post

German Pastor declares himself an anti-Semite

Benjamin Weinthal

A pastor for the Lutheran Church in Bremen, Germany who boasted that he is an anti-Semite has prompted the Simon Wiesenthal Center to call for his dismissal.

8th April 2016 - The Jerusalem Post

Exclusive: Israel warns German banks over anti-Semitic BDS accounts

Benjamin Weinthal

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan put a number of German banks on notice that they could face penalties for enabling anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, Sanction (BDS) groups to raise money through their financial accounts.

20th March 2016 - PJ Media

Guilt and the Immigrants

Michael Ledeen

Angela Merkel took a shellacking in German regional elections a week ago, but she’s not about to get tougher on immigration, which is what provoked her bad results.

3rd March 2016 - The Jerusalem Post

Politicians in Albert Einstein’s German hometown fund anti-Semitic lecture

Benjamin Weinthal

Arn Strohmeyer who is scheduled to give a municipality-funded lecture is accused of stoking modern day anti-Semitism and hatred of Israel across Germany.

27th February 2016 - The Jerusalem Post

German public university to host boycott Israel lecture

Benjamin Weinthal

The German news website Ruhrbarone first reported on Friday on the BDS event with the headline “Advertisement for Jewish Boycott on the Ruhr University.”

17th February 2016 - Quoted by Jonathan Levin - Legal Insurrection

France and Germany Shutting Down BDS

Benjamin Weinthal

French banking giant BNP Paribas is shutting down a major financing source for the Boycott, Divest and Sanction (“BDS”) campaign in Germany. This is the latest in an anti-BDS trend in Germany and, potentially, the first step in cutting of BDS funding in Europe.

11th February 2016 - The Jerusalem Post

German mayor opposes 10,000 euro award to anti-Semitic group Code Pink

Benjamin Weinthal

The mayor of the German city of Bayreuth, Brigitte Merk-Erbe, said on Thursday that she rejects awarding the city’s tolerance prize to the radical US NGO Code Pink because of its ties with alleged deniers of the Holocaust.

10th February 2016 - The Jerusalem Post

German city awards US NGO with ties to Holocaust deniers 10,000 prize

Benjamin Weinthal

The Bavarian city of Bayreuth is slated to award 10,000 euros in April to a US-based activist group - Code Pink - that supports a boycott of the Jewish state and has participated in a conference in Iran with Holocaust deniers.

7th January 2016 - i24

Morning Edition with Yael Lavie

Benjamin Weinthal

FDD fellow Benjamin Weinthal discusses the mass sexual attacks on German women in Cologne

1st January 2016 - BBC

World Have Your Say

Benjamin Weinthal

FDD fellow Benjamin Weinthal discusses Mein Kampf being sold in German bookstores.

31st December 2015 - Quoted by Mosaic

Meet Germany’s Jeremy Corbyn and Her Loyal Followers

Benjamin Weinthal

While the Hizballah-loving Jeremy Corbyn has won the leadership of Britain’s Labor party, Sahra Wagenknecht, one of two leaders of Germany’s hard-left die Linke party, recently made headlines by equating the aerial bombing campaign against Islamic State with the group’s own barbaric...

10th December 2015 - AM 640

The Sid Rosenberg Show

Benjamin Weinthal

FDD fellow Ben Weinthal discusses Angela Merkel and her policies on Iran, Greece, and Syria.

10th November 2015 - Quoted by The Tower

Anti-Israel Activists Hijack Swedish Kristallnacht Event, Fail to Invite Jews

Benjamin Weinthal

The organizers of a Kristallnacht commemoration in the city of Umeå, Sweden, didn’t invite the local Jewish community because it was expected to be an “unwelcoming or unsafe situation for them” due to the efforts of anti-Israel activists, The Daily Beast reported Monday.

10th November 2015 - The Jerusalem Post

Analysis: The Mood in Germany: Kristallnacht ‘Nein,’ BDS ‘Ja’

Benjamin Weinthal

Each year on November 9, Berlin remembers the lethal anti-Semitic pogroms carried out by Germans against Jews and synagogues in 1938 – the so-called Kristallnacht anniversary.

20th October 2015 - Center for Security Policy

Secure Freedom Radio

Benjamin Weinthal

FDD research fellow Benjamin Weinthal comments on Europe's perspective on migration and Iran deal.

19th October 2015 - The Jerusalem Post

Analysis: Why the German Foreign Minister’s Iran Trip Flopped

Benjamin Weinthal

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s trip to Iran on Saturday turned the clock back to the Federal Republic’s pre-sanctions pro-Iran policies by showing an indifferent posture to growing Iranian jingoism, domestic repression and anti-Israel rhetoric.

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