Biological Wills: Raising Israel's Posthumously Conceived Children

Biological Wills: Raising Israel's Posthumously Conceived Children

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 28, 2018

A landmark ruling in Israel has allowed babies to be conceived from frozen embryos or sperm collected from the now deceased. But as the number of these children grows, it is raising thorny questions. Is it ethical to conceive a child who will be half-orphaned at birth? By Nicola Abé more... Comment ]

Envy and Prejudice in Germany: An Author's Quest to Explain Muslim Anti-Semitism

Envy and Prejudice in Germany: An Author's Quest to Explain Muslim Anti-Semitism

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 28, 2018

Israeli author David Ranan spent a year speaking to Muslims in Germany about anti-Semitism, with the goal of understanding prejudices and their root causes. He has transformed his findings into a book that draws surprising conclusions about the extent of the problem. By Sven Becker and Dominik Peters more... Comment ]


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...

'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 ]