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Trump's Jerusalem Folly: Time for Europe to Take the Lead on Peace

Trump's Jerusalem Folly: Time for Europe to Take the Lead on Peace

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 08, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump prides himself on being a deal-maker. But his decision to relocate the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem will produce only losers. It is time for Europe to take the lead in the Middle East peace process. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Juliane von Mittelstaedt more... Comment ]

Donald Trump and Jerusalem: 'I Don't See Potential Upsides'

Donald Trump and Jerusalem: 'I Don't See Potential Upsides'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 08, 2017

Richard Haass, 66, is a former U.S. diplomat and current director of the Council on Foreign Relations. He says that the timing of President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the true capital of Israel is troubling and potentially dangerous. Interview Conducted by Samiha Shafy more... Comment ]


Hamas und Fatah: Palästinensergruppen einigen sich auf Wahlen 2018

Hamas und Fatah: Palästinensergruppen einigen sich auf Wahlen 2018

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 22, 2017

Seit mehr als zehn Jahren hat es keine Wahlen mehr in palästinensischen Gebieten gegeben. Durch die Einigung der rivalisierenden Organisationen Hamas und Fatah soll sich das nun bald wieder ändern. mehr...

Angebliche Spionage für Israel: Mediziner im Iran zum Tode verurteilt

Angebliche Spionage für Israel: Mediziner im Iran zum Tode verurteilt

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 25, 2017

Weil er Informationen an den israelischen Auslandsgeheimdienst weitergegeben haben soll, wurde gegen einen Mediziner im Iran die Todesstrafe ausgesprochen. Amnesty International nannte den Fall "in krasser Weise unfair". mehr... Forum ]


Nahostkonflikt: Israel treibt Siedlungspläne in Palästinensergebieten weiter voran

Nahostkonflikt: Israel treibt Siedlungspläne in Palästinensergebieten weiter voran

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 10, 2017

Der Siedlungsbau im Westjordanland zählt seit Jahrzehnten zu den größten Streitpunkten zwischen Palästinensern und Israelis. Nun provoziert Jerusalem mit weiteren Planungen - erstmals seit 2002 auch in Hebron. mehr...

'This Process Will Fail': Ex-Hamas Head Meshal on Trump's Mideast Peace Initiative

'This Process Will Fail': Ex-Hamas Head Meshal on Trump's Mideast Peace Initiative

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 03, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump is pushing for a new Middle East peace initiative. Khaled Meshal offers his take on the chances for success. He's the most powerful man within Hamas, which has been declared a terrorist organization by the EU and the U.S. Interview Conducted By Nicola Abé and Christiane Hoffmann in Doha, Qatar more... Comment ]


Trump's Travails: US President Can't Escape Troubles on the Road

Trump's Travails: US President Can't Escape Troubles on the Road

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 26, 2017

Mired in a web of scandal and lies back home, Donald Trump embarked on his first international trip this week to the Middle East and Europe. It was seen by the administration as a possible new beginning. But it hasn't worked out that way. By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

Eroding Friendship: German-Israeli Relations Take a Turn for the Worse

Eroding Friendship: German-Israeli Relations Take a Turn for the Worse

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 28, 2017

This week's diplomatic row over German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel's visit to Israel is indicative of growing mistrust between the two governments. But it's unusual for tensions between the two countries to be this open. By Christoph Schult more... Comment ]


Interview with Israeli Author Amos Oz: Trump 'Doesn't Even Have the Faintest Idea'

Interview with Israeli Author Amos Oz: Trump 'Doesn't Even Have the Faintest Idea'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 02, 2017

In an interview, author Amos Oz takes stock of 50 years of Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories, explains why he penned a letter to Angela Merkel after Donald Trump's election and examines remaining prospects for a two-state solution. Interview Conducted By Nicola Abé and Britta Sandberg in Tel Aviv more... Comment ]

Child of Israel: A Terrorist, a Killing and the Search for Justice

Child of Israel: A Terrorist, a Killing and the Search for Justice

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 19, 2016

In March, Israeli soldier Elor Azaria killed a wounded Palestinian attacker. After a video of the event surfaced, the military put Azaria on trial. But for many in the country, he is a hero. Who is right? By Nicola Abé more... Comment ]