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5th October 2012 - Tablet

The Professor’s Shoddy History

On May 31, the city of Frankfurt announced that Berkeley professor Judith Butler would be feted with the Theodor W. Adorno prize, named after the late German Jewish philosopher who...

3rd October 2012 - Quoted by Indira A.R. Lakshmanan, Bloomberg

Europe Weighs More Sanctions as Iran’s Currency Plummets

Mark Dubowitz

The U.K., France and Germany are pressing for new sanctions to bring Iran’s economy to its knees and curb its nuclear ambitions, according to several European diplomats, as rioting over...

26th September 2012 - The Long War Journal

Will Europe Outlaw Hezbollah?

Benjamin Weinthal

The July suicide bombing of a bus full of Israeli tourists at the seaside Bulgarian resort of Burgas, which killed five Israelis and a Bulgarian bus driver, catapulted the Lebanese-based...

24th September 2012 - The Jerusalem Post

Germany Considering Ban of Lebanon’s Hezbollah

Benjamin Weinthal

A spokesman for Germany's foreign ministry told The Jerusalem Post on Monday that the Federal Republic was examining whether the criteria exist to outlaw the Iran-sponsored Hezbollah...

24th September 2012 - The Jerusalem Post

‘UK, France, Germany Urge EU to Up Iran Sanctions’

Benjamin Weinthal

Britain, France and Germany called on the European Union to impose fresh sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program, AFP reported late Sunday, citing diplomatic sources.

23rd September 2012 - The Jerusalem Post

Hamburg Mosque May Have Violated Anti-Hate Contract

Benjamin Weinthal

The Imam Ali Mosque in Hamburg, widely considered by experts in Germany and abroad the long arm of Iran’s regime in the Federal Republic, appears to have violated the spirit – and...

21st September 2012 - The Jerusalem Post

The Service’s Secrets

Benjamin Weinthal

‘But without sources, human sources within the enemy centers, you will never discover the kinds of plots that unfolded on September 11.” With these words, Markus Wolf, the former head...

19th September 2012 - The Jerusalem Post

Berlin Jewish Museum Event Calls for Israel Boycott

Benjamin Weinthal

The internationally renowned Jewish Museum in Berlin hosted a podium discussion on Saturday with US academic Judith Butler, who renewed her calls to boycott Israel. It appears to be...

17th September 2012 - Foreign Policy

Das Gift

Benjamin Weinthal

Barack Obama had a lot on his hands last week with attacks on U.S. embassies across the Middle East, but in Europe, a big story buried by the drama of firefights in Libya, Cairo riots, and...

9th September 2012 - The Wall Street Journal

The Post-Self-Destructivism of Judith Butler

Benjamin Weinthal

In 1938, shortly after philosopher Martin Buber, formerly of the University of Frankfurt, came to Israel to teach at Hebrew University, a reporter asked how his Hebrew was. He replied: ...

28th August 2012 - Cited by Michael J. Totten, World Affairs Journal

The Anti-Imperialism of Fools

Benjamin Weinthal

Judith Butler, a comparative literature professor at UC Berkeley, is embroiled in controversy again now that the city of Frankfurt intends to give her a prize worth 50,000 Euros on September 11.

28th August 2012 - The Jerusalem Post

Envoy to Germany: Awardee Ignores Terror on Israel

Benjamin Weinthal

Israel’s Ambassador to Germany Yakov Hadas-Handelsman criticized on Monday the decision of the city of Frankfurt to award the Adorno prize to US professor Judith Butler.

24th August 2012 - Haaretz

A Perverse Quid Pro Quo

"Proud to be Goyim," read the man's appropriately brown T-shirt, "Goyim" written in Hebraic-style English letters. "100% Unkosher." This was my welcome to a rally two weeks ago...

19th August 2012 - The Jerusalem Post

US Congresswoman Calls on EU to Ban Hezbollah

Benjamin Weinthal

The chairwoman of the US House Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Ileana Ros- Lehtinen (R-Florida), sent a letter – ahead of the annual Al-Qods Day marches in Europe on Saturday...

15th August 2012 - The Long War Journal

The Rise of a ‘German Salafist Colony’ in Egypt

Benjamin Weinthal

Earlier this year, the Austrian-born Islamist and al Qaeda supporter Muhammad Mahmoud fled Germany for Egypt, where he has launched an organizational structure to develop a base of German jihadists.

14th August 2012 - The Jerusalem Post

Groups Demand Halt of Berlin Anti-Israel March

Benjamin Weinthal

The daily (B.Z.) Berliner Zeitung's‘s popular columnist Gunnar Schupelius has called on the Berlin authorities to ban a pro-Iranian regime demonstration slated for Saturday...

13th August 2012 - Cited by World Exports Control Review

German-Iranian Business ‘Still Strong’

Benjamin Weinthal

German business – and the country’s regulatory authorities – have come in for criticism for a seemingly relaxed stance to the enforce ment of EU sanctions from the Jerusalem Post.

9th August 2012 - The Jerusalem Post

Outrage Over ‘Anti-Semitic’ German-Iranian Program

Benjamin Weinthal

The University of Potsdam, located near Berlin, triggered sharp criticism from German academics this week because of its joint academic program with the University of Religions and Denominations, located in Qom, Iran.

2nd August 2012 - Jüdische Allgemeine

Den Terror Beim Namen Nennen

Benjamin Weinthal

Seit ihrer Gründung 1982 führt die radikalislamische Hisbollah einen Terrorkrieg gegen Israel und den Westen. Erst wieder am 18. Juli tötete einer ihrer Selbstmordattentäter in der bulgarischen...

31st July 2012 - Foreign Affairs

Tehran Takedown

Michael Ledeen

The nuclear question is at the center of most countries' Iran policies. China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States have all engaged in negotiations to convince Tehran to give up its presumed quest for the bomb.

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