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  • Germany's anti-Semitism debate raises its head at pro-Palestinian march in Berlin

    06/02/2019 1:29:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 06.01.2019 | Chase Winter
    Hundreds of pro-Palestinian protesters snaked through the streets of the German capital on Saturday shouting anti-Israel slogans against the backdrop of rising concerns about anti-Semitism in the country. Of the 2,000 banner and flag-waving protesters in the al-Quds march some chanted “Child murderer Israel” and “Zionism is racism,” while others in the same protest expressed support for Palestinians with signs reading “Free Gaza” and “Palestine will be reborn!” At the same time, demonstrators sought to dispel accusations they were anti-Jewish by shouting, “Anti-Semitism is a disgrace.” The annual al-Quds Day march, or Jerusalem Day in Arabic, came as German officials,...
  • 'Candy Bomber' returns to the German capital 70 years after the crisis (TR)

    05/12/2019 5:53:47 AM PDT · by DFG · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 05/12/2019 | Andrew Court
    A former U.S. Air Force pilot famous for dropping candy to starving children during the Berlin Airlift of 1948 and 1949 has returned to the German capital as a guest of honor 70 years after the end of the crisis. Gail Halvorsen, 98, received a hero's welcome as he donned his military uniform, signed autographs, and posed for photos with city residents on Saturday. Halvorsen became known as the 'Candy Bomber' after inventing the idea to airdrop small bags of sweets to children in West Berlin, who were going hungry after the Soviet Union blocked railway, road and canal access...
  • Henry Kissinger Looks Back on the Cold War.

    04/20/2019 10:47:11 PM PDT · by Rabin · 11 replies
    Council on Foreign Relations ^ | Nov 6, 2014 | CFR President Richard N. Haass
    This meeting is part of the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall... Kissinger (now 94) reflects on the events, personalities, and thinking that characterized the United States and Soviet Union's leadership.
  • Even Obama Admits What We Already Knew About The Democratic Party

    04/06/2019 4:32:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2019 | Beth Bauman
    Former President Barack Obama (D) appeared at a town hall event in Berlin on behalf of the Obama Foundation. One of the issues that came up with the progressive wing of the Democratic Party and whether or not they're doing more harm than good, The Hill reported."One of the things I do worry about sometimes among progressives in the United States —maybe it’s true here as well — is a certain kind of rigidity where we say, 'Uh, I’m sorry, this is how it’s going to be,' and then we start sometimes creating what’s called a 'circular firing squad,' where you...
  • Berlin's rental revolution: activists push for properties to be nationalised

    04/04/2019 12:48:09 AM PDT · by blueplum · 33 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 04 Apr 2019 | Philip Oltermann in Berlin
    Support is growing for a referendum on whether to ban large landlords from the German capital and turn their property into social housing stock ...The Social Democratic party (SPD), senior partner in Berlin’s current governing coalition and the main driver behind the privatisation of the capital’s housing stock in the late 90s and early 00s, has distanced itself from the campaign, although it has proposed freezing rents in the city for five years. The SPD’s youth branch, by contrast, has trumped the campaign’s demands and proposed expropriating any landlord with over 20 apartments... ...Taheri, now the campaign’s spokesperson, argues that...
  • 'Let Them Come To Venezuela' And See Socialism For Themselves

    12/19/2018 11:03:07 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 32 replies
    IBD ^ | 12/17/2018 | ANDRES MALAVE
    "There are some who say that communism is the wave of the future. Let them come to Berlin!" That was June 1963 in West Berlin where President John F. Kennedy gave one of his most memorable addresses. The speech was a stirring defense of liberty and a pointed critique of communism. Whether you agree with Kennedy broadly or narrowly, I've rediscovered that speech and find it to relate now more than ever to the unfolding drama in the country of my birth, Venezuela. My family and I left Venezuela when I was 10. We had every intention of returning. Then...
  • Berlin selling out Ukraine for Russian gas

    11/30/2018 1:46:07 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 16 replies
    Radio Poland ^ | Nov 2018
    The West does not realise what it’s like to be a neighbour of Russia...” Meanwhile, in Central Europe, “we know exactly what price one pays for being a neighbour of both Russia and Germany..."
  • 100th Anniversary of World War I to be marked in London and Paris, not Berlin

    11/05/2018 2:38:49 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov 4, 2018 | David Rising, AP
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I on French soil, and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will be in London at a ceremony in Westminster Abby with Queen Elizabeth II. But while the leaders visit the capitals of Germany's wartime enemies, at home there are no national commemorations planned for the centenary of the Nov. 11 armistice that brought an end to the four-year war that killed more than 2 million of its troops and left 4 million wounded. Next week, German parliament is holding a combined commemoration of the 100th anniversary...
  • Berlin Airlift 'Candy Bomber' still dropping sweets from the sky after 70 years

    08/01/2018 5:27:08 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 26 replies
    ABC ^ | July 25, 2018 | Janet Weinstein
    A World War II veteran who has been delivering sweet surprises from the sky for 70 years continues to brings smiles to the faces of children as the "Candy Bomber.” "There's something magical about a chocolate bar come floatin' out of the sky," Col. Gail "Hal" Halvorsen told ABC News. "It's tied on an actual parachute. Hopefully, some kids appreciate it." Halvorsen, 97, started his candy drops when he was a U.S. pilot for the Allied forces during the Berlin Airlift. In 1948, the Russians cut off food and supplies to West Berlin, Germany. The United States and its allies...
  • 10 arrested in anti-Semitic assault in Berlin park

    07/08/2018 11:35:25 PM PDT · by BBell · 16 replies
    Victim wearing Star of David assaulted by group of Syrian migrants, German news outlet claims. Targets of assault may also have been Syrian.German police arrested 10 people Sunday over an alleged anti-Semitic attack in a Berlin park, with local media reporting that both victim and suspects are Syrians. The group, aged between 15 and 25, including three women, were detained following the assault in the early hours of Sunday morning. Police did not give the names or nationalities of the suspects or the victim, but German daily Welt had reported that all involved are Syrians. Police said the victim had...
  • Europe’s Multicultural Death Spiral:Jewish Teen Attack by Muslims in Berlin for Listening to...

    06/07/2018 4:46:05 PM PDT · by davikkm · 6 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    Germany and the United Kingdom are Europe’s power-houses, both in terms of their economies and population numbers. Even if the Britons voted 2 years ago to leave the EU behemoth, it doesn’t look like it will actually happen any time soon, as their so-called conservative politicians seem to have betrayed their tax-farm. The common denominator between the UK and Germany (besides the former’s German royal family, the so-called Windsors) is that they’re both amazingly pro open borders and pro mass immigration. UK’s capital London already has a Muslim mayor, who is famous for saying that (Islamic) terrorism is part and...
  • Israeli says he was assaulted in Berlin for listening to Hebrew song

    06/04/2018 12:02:25 PM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | June 4, 2018 | Stuart Winer
    A Israeli teen and two of his friends were attacked at a Berlin railway station by a group of Arab men who became enraged when they heard a Hebrew song playing on the Israeli’s cellphone. The incident happened at the Zoologischer Garten Station of the German capital overnight Saturday.
  • Tests on skull fragment cast doubt on Adolf Hitler suicide story

    10/01/2009 7:17:05 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 51 replies · 2,095+ views
    Bone with bullet hole found by Russians in 1946 came from an unknown woman, not the German leader Tests on skull fragment cast doubt on Adolf Hitler suicide In countless biographies of Adolf Hitler the story of his final hours is recounted in the traditional version: committing suicide with Eva Braun, he took a cyanide pill and then shot himself on 30 April 1945, as the Russians bombarded Berlin. Some historians expressed doubt that the Führer had shot himself, speculating that accounts of Hitler's death had been embellished to present his suicide in a suitably heroic light. But a fragment...
  • Hitler definitely died in 1945, according to new study of his teeth

    05/20/2018 9:08:09 AM PDT · by golux · 71 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 19 May 2018 | R. Mulholland
    French researchers claim to have put an end to conspiracy theories surrounding the death of Adolf Hitler, after a study of his teeth proved he definitely died after taking cyanide and shooting himself in the head in Berlin in 1945. The researchers reached their conclusion after they were given rare access to fragments of Hitler’s teeth which have been held in Moscow since the end of World War II. "The teeth are authentic, there is no possible doubt. Our study proves that Hitler died in 1945," said professor Philippe Charlier. "We can stop all the conspiracy theories about Hitler. He...
  • Russian lawyer questions why Mueller hasn't contacted her

    04/22/2018 4:57:30 PM PDT · by Enchante · 61 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | April 22, 2018 | NATALIYA VASILYEVA
    A Russian lawyer who discussed sanctions with Donald Trump Jr. in New York during his father's 2016 campaign for the U.S. presidency said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller has not contacted her yet. In an interview with The Associated Press, Natalia Veselnitskaya also detailed her recent meeting in Berlin with investigators from the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee. Like Mueller, the committee is investigating allegations of Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election.
  • Watch: Arab assaulted for wearing kippah explains his motives

    04/22/2018 5:28:33 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/4/18
    Arab youth assaulted in Berlin for wearing a kippah explains why he wore it, says bystanders' indifference was 'the worst.'
  • Central Berlin evacuated for World War II bomb removal

    04/20/2018 7:48:53 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 15 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | April 20, 2018 | Ben Knight
    Authorities in Berlin on Friday successfully defused a 500-kilogram (1,102-pound) British World War II aerial bomb that was found during construction work on Wednesday. Evacuations of all buildings within 800 meters of the bomb site started from 9 a.m. to allow the defusal to take place. Berlin's main train station fell within the evacuation area, potentially causing disruption for thousands of passengers. There was something of a holiday atmosphere around the station on Friday morning, as the last few passengers moving out of the station were easily outnumbered by the reporters and TV crews there to interview them, and, unusually,...
  • German 7th Grader: ‘I Am Marginalised Because I Am German and Eat Pork’

    04/20/2018 5:26:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 20, 2018 | Chris Tomlinson
    Bullying in German schools in Berlin’s heavily migrant populated areas has increased drastically with pupils claiming that they are threatened and beaten simply because they are German, and not Muslim. Teachers in schools across Berlin are voicing concern over bullying from migrant-background Muslim children towards German children who can find themselves in a minority. According to one 7th grader in Berlin’s Schöneberg district, many Muslim migrant-background children bully and beat him simply for being German, Tagesspiegel reports.
  • Jewish men attacked with belt by Arabic-speaking youth in central Berlin

    04/18/2018 8:54:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 18 April 2018 12:26 CEST+02:00 | AFP/The Local
    A video has emerged showing an Arab youth attacking two Jewish men in broad daylight on the streets of Berlin on Tuesday. The attack happened at around 8 pm on Tuesday evening in the Prenzlauer Berg district, police report. The two Jewish men, who were reportedly wearing kippas, were verbally attacked by a group of three youths, who used anti-Semitic epithets against them. One youth then emerged from the group of three young men and attacked a 21-year-old Israeli with his belt, while shouting “Jew” at him. The victims of the attack were able to record footage of it on...
  • Berlin to change street names which honor brutal colonial past

    04/12/2018 5:42:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 12 April 2018 14:57 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Berlin is poised to strip the names of streets linked to atrocities committed during its occupation of Namibia and dedicate them to liberation fighters, part of a late reckoning with Germany’s brutal colonial history. After more than a decade of debate, the three main parties in the Berlin Mitte district assembly voted late Wednesday to recommend new names for streets in the so-called African Quarter in the northwest of the German capital, spokeswoman Melita Ersek said. […] The motion to drop the names associated with bloody suppression of Namibia during Germany’s 1884-1919 occupation of what was then called German South...