Pining for Beirut: How I Made Hezbollah's Blacklist

Pining for Beirut: How I Made Hezbollah's Blacklist

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 25, 2013

Over the last half-century, Beirut has gone from the being the "Switzerland of the Middle East" to a country plagued by instability. In a personal account, SPIEGEL reporter Erich Follath explains his difficult relationship with Hezbollah and his love of Beirut. more... Comment ]

Anger in Israel: EU Issues Disputed Settlement Guidelines

Anger in Israel: EU Issues Disputed Settlement Guidelines

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 19, 2013

Israel has been protesting all week, but to no avail. On Friday, the EU issued new guidelines prohibiting bloc money from going to Israeli institutions operating in the settlements. President Peres warned the measure could "cause a crisis." more... Comment ]

Unlikely Nostalgia: Auschwitz Through the Eyes of a Child

Unlikely Nostalgia: Auschwitz Through the Eyes of a Child

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 19, 2013

He was sent to Auschwitz as a boy, and never forgot the images and dreams that defined this period of his life. Now Jerusalem academic Otto Dov Kulka has written an unusual book about his life in a Nazi concentration camp. By Susanne Beyer more... Comment ]

Far-Right Fears: German-Israeli Football Match Cancelled

Far-Right Fears: German-Israeli Football Match Cancelled

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 09, 2013

Austrian police cancelled a weekend match between German football club Energie Cottbus and Israel's Maccabi Tel Aviv because of security fears. A banned group of far-right Cottbus fans was heading to the game. more... Comment ]

Suspicion and Hate: Racist Attacks On Arabs Increase in Israel

Suspicion and Hate: Racist Attacks On Arabs Increase in Israel

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 05, 2013

Arabs are being beaten and insulted in Israel, where the number of racially motivated attacks has risen dramatically. The unresolved conflict, fueled by nationalist politicians, is shifting from Palestinian areas into the Israeli heartland. By Julia Amalia Heyer more... Comment ]

Holocaust Reparations: Germany to Pay 772 Million Euros to Survivors

Holocaust Reparations: Germany to Pay 772 Million Euros to Survivors

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 29, 2013

The German government has committed to pay nearly 800 million euros for the care of elderly Holocaust survivors as a result of negotiations in Israel between Berlin and a fund for Jewish victims of Nazi aggression. Nearly 60,000 people will benefit from the aid money. more... Comment ]

Streit mit Premier Abbas: Palästinensischer Premier Fajad reicht Rücktritt ein

Streit mit Premier Abbas: Palästinensischer Premier Fajad reicht Rücktritt ein

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 13, 2013

Nach einem politischen Zwist mit Palästinenserpräsident Abbas hat Ministerpräsident Salam Fajad um Entlassung geben. Abbas hat den Rücktritt akzeptiert. Fajad bleibt im Amt bis sein Nachfolger ernannt wurde. mehr... Video ]

Spy in Cell 15: The Real Story Behind Israel's 'Prisoner X'

Spy in Cell 15: The Real Story Behind Israel's 'Prisoner X'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 26, 2013

Mossad agent Ben Zygier was found hanged in his cell and his case made headlines around the world. New information shows that Zygier, once a passionate Zionist, had become a turncoat who delivered sensitive information to Hezbollah. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Pensions for Jewish Ghetto Laborers: Israel Angered By German Government

Pensions for Jewish Ghetto Laborers: Israel Angered By German Government

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 22, 2013

On Thursday, the ruling parties in Germany's parliament blocked a measure to resolve the amount German pension funds must pay to former laborers in Nazi-era ghettos. Israeli officials are incensed and have promised to increase pressure. By Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

World from Berlin: 'Obama Has Adopted Netanyahu's Course'

World from Berlin: 'Obama Has Adopted Netanyahu's Course'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 22, 2013

In a speech to Israeli university students on Thursday, US President Barack Obama insisted that peace with the Palestinians is still possible. But German commentators note that brokering a peace deal still doesn't number among Obama's top priorities. more... Comment ]