Merkel is a ‘half-dead wreck’

posted in: Germany, News

The CDU’s Brinkhaus rebellion heralds Ms. Merkel’s end, while we are watching Germany’s belated reckonings for sex abuse. Here’s our Daily Briefing on September 26, 2018. Source: DPA / Kay Nietfield Konrad Adenauer (chancellor for 14 years) overstayed his welcome. … Read More

The Prophet of Germany’s New Right

posted in: Germany, News

Götz Kubitschek, a self-proclaimed “rightist intellectual,” lives in a medieval manor house in Schnellroda, a rural village in eastern Germany. From this isolated, antique outpost, Kubitschek, who is 47, wields considerable influence over far-right thinkers, activists and politicians across Germany, … Read More

What does today’s German Election mean for Israel?

posted in: Israel, News

–Netanyahu sets policy: We won’t meet diplomats who meet with Breaking the Silence –Jewish groups: Fire German official who called pro-Israelis ‘traitors’ An objective observer can fathom why German elections matter for Israel.  German and Israeli national flags . (photo … Read More

German elections: Angela Merkel finds support for refugee stance on final days of campaign

Rosenheim: At a recent election rally in the Bavarian town of Rosenheim, retired truck driver Klaus Harpich had some rare words of encouragement for German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The refugee crisis wasn’t her fault, Harpich said in a thick local dialect, … Read More