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7th July 2016 - The Jerusalem Post

Germany’s Merkel says Iran violating UN missile regulations

Benjamin Weinthal

German intelligence: Iran seeks illegal nuclear technology.

7th July 2016 - Quoted by Vijeta Uniyal - Legal Insurrection

Terrorist groups Hamas and Hezbollah find safe haven in Germany

Benjamin Weinthal

According to a latest intelligence report, Germany harbours an alarmingly large number of Islamic terror operatives on its soil. Germany is home to about 300 Hamas and 950 Hezbollah members, the annual report of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency — the Federal Office for the...

3rd July 2016 - The Jerusalem Post

Germany harbors 300 Hamas, 950 Hezbollah members and activists

Benjamin Weinthal

Some 300 Hamas members and supporters – as well as 950 Hezbollah activists and members – are operating in Germany, the country’s domestic intelligence agency said in its annual federal report, the same numbers as were listed in its 2013 and 2014 reports.

21st June 2016 - Quoted by Yonah Jeremy Bob - The Jerusalem Post

German Ambassador: Iran deal achieved its goals, will not accept Iran threatening Israeli existence

Mark Dubowitz

Germany thinks the Iran nuclear deal has achieved its defined objectives of pushing Iran farther away from a nuclear bomb, but it does not accept Iran’s continued threats against Israel’s existence, German Ambassador to Israel Dr. Clemens Von Goetze said on Tuesday.

16th June 2016 - Quoted by Vijeta Uniyal - Legal Insurrection

Leading German bank shuts down anti-Israel BDS account

Benjamin Weinthal

What should be first of its kind, a leading German bank has shut down an account connected to the anti-Israel boycott campaign — also know by the acronym of BDS. Commerzbank, Germany’s second largest bank, closed the account of anti-Israel and pro-BDS website “Der Semit”.

14th June 2016 - The Jerusalem Post

Exclusive: Second largest German bank shuts anti-Israel BDS account

Benjamin Weinthal

In the latest of a series of similar account closures by international banks, German bank Commerzbank has shut down a boycott Israel account, the first action of its kind in that country, The Jerusalem Post has learned.

8th June 2016 - The Jerusalem Post

Exclusive: Austrian bank shuts terror account of pro-BDS Austrian-Arab center

Benjamin Weinthal

The Austrian financial giant Bawag closed the bank account of the pro-BDS Austrian-Arab cultural center (OKAZ), which hosted a Palestinian terrorist in Vienna in April.

6th June 2016 - The Jerusalem Post

German trade union fights promotion of anti-Semitic member

Benjamin Weinthal

A German Labor federation has taken legal action to block the promotion of an employee who engaged in anti-Semitic activity on his Facebook page.

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.

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