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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 ]

Foreign Policy Shift: Skepticism of German-Israeli Friendship Growing in Berlin

Foreign Policy Shift: Skepticism of German-Israeli Friendship Growing in Berlin

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 29, 2016

Top Berlin officials are becoming less inclined to unconditionally support Israel. With the two-state solution increasingly unlikely, there is concern that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is "instrumentalizing" Germany's friendship. By Ralf Neukirch and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]


Palestinian President Abbas: 'The World Must Not Forget Us'

Palestinian President Abbas: 'The World Must Not Forget Us'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 18, 2016

On Tuesday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to meet with Angela Merkel in Berlin, where he will ask for support in pushing the peace process forward. In an interview, he says the issue has been on the back burner for far too long. Interview Conducted By Nicola Abé more... Comment ]

Dancing with the Abyss: Netanyahu's Toxic Embrace with Israel

Dancing with the Abyss: Netanyahu's Toxic Embrace with Israel

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 16, 2016

A new wave of killings has plagued Israel for the past several months, with hopes for a two-state solution growing remoter than ever. The threat of violence is helping Benjamin Netanyahu maintain power, but it is also corroding the country's society. By Nicola Abé more... Comment ]


Israeli Justice Minister Shaked: 'We Will Not Commit Suicide'

Israeli Justice Minister Shaked: 'We Will Not Commit Suicide'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 30, 2016

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked is a hardliner in an Israeli government that already veers sharply to the right. She views the conflict with the Palestinians as being unsolvable and emphasizes "Jewish values" as much as law and democracy. Interview Conducted By Nicola Abé and Ronen Bergman more... Comment ]

Anschlag auf Synagoge in Wuppertal: Gericht erhöht Bewährungsstrafen für zwei Täter

Anschlag auf Synagoge in Wuppertal: Gericht erhöht Bewährungsstrafen für zwei Täter

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 18, 2016

Das Landgericht Wuppertal hat die Bewährungsstrafen gegen zwei Palästinenser nach ihrem Brandanschlag auf eine Synagoge in Wuppertal erhöht. Die Tat sei kein Dummer-Jungen-Streich, sagte der Richter. mehr...


Anschlag auf Synagoge in Wuppertal: Sechs Brandsätze in der Nacht

Anschlag auf Synagoge in Wuppertal: Sechs Brandsätze in der Nacht

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 18, 2016

Drei Palästinenser warfen Molotowcocktails auf eine Synagoge in Wuppertal. Sie wurden verurteilt, aber das Gericht erkannte keine antisemitischen Motive - zum Entsetzen der jüdischen Gemeinschaft. Nun wird der Fall erneut verhandelt. Von Bruno Schrep mehr...

Israeli-German Relations: Polemics Have No Place in True Friendships

Israeli-German Relations: Polemics Have No Place in True Friendships

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 11, 2015

With dubious Holocaust comparisons, the German Israel lobby is making life difficult for supporters of the Jewish state in Germany. Polemics should have no place in the relationship. An Essay by Christoph Schult more... Comment ]


Munich Olympic Terrorist Attacks: German Ex-Interior Minister Disputes Torture Claims

Munich Olympic Terrorist Attacks: German Ex-Interior Minister Disputes Torture Claims

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 04, 2015

Were the victims of the terrorist attacks on the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich tortured? Their relatives claim they were, but the evidence suggests otherwise. Then-German Interior Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher disputes the reports. By Einat Keinan and Klaus Wiegrefe more... Comment ]

Israeli Defense Minister: 'We Can in No Way Tolerate an Iran with Nuclear Weapons'

Israeli Defense Minister: 'We Can in No Way Tolerate an Iran with Nuclear Weapons'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 07, 2015

In an interview, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon explains why he considers the nuclear deal with Iran to be an historical error. He also addresses recent crimes committed by extremist Israelis. Interview Conducted By Ronen Bergman and Holger Stark more... Comment ]