Sunday, May 31, 2009

Study: 64% of Turks don't want Jewish neighbors

Israel is the most unpopular country in Turkey, study by Istanbul's Bahcesehir University finds.
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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Marko Prešeren: Slovenia Fired the First Shots in Yugoslav Civil War

The first investigation of the violations of the international law during the first armed conflict in former Yugoslavia, in June 1991 in Slovenia, resulted in a “shocking discovery”, according to the Slovenian Žurnal 24. The uncovered hidden side of these events debunks the widely accepted official version, according to which the Yugoslav National Army (JNA), equated with Serbia, “attacked Slovenia” following its unilateral declaration of independence from the Yugoslav federation. Quite the opposite is true, said Slovenian researcher Marko Prešeren: it was Slovenian paramilitary forces (inconspicuously named “Territorial defense”, TO) who have attacked Yugoslav Army stationed in Slovenia, in violation of the international law and Geneva Conventions.
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Friday, May 29, 2009

Muslims scoring best

In February 2008, Franco Frattini, the European Union official responsible “for combating racism and antisemitism in Europe,” revealed that Muslims - who comprise 4% of the European population - were responsible for fully half (50%) of the documented antisemitic incidents in continental Europe. Thus, on a population percentage basis, Muslims in Western Europe already accounted for roughly 25 times the number of Antisemitic incidents as their non-Muslim European counterparts.
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Hat tip: achgut.com

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

GERMANY PROSECUTES DEMJANJUK TO CONCEAL ITS OWN GUILT

by John Rosenthal
In his recent book Unser Kampf: 1968 – “Our Struggle: 1968” – German historian Götz Aly discusses an emblematic and still widely-debated episode in the history of post-War Germany: the fatal shooting of student protestor Benno Ohnesorg by a police officer in West Berlin in June 1967. As flagged by the heavily ironic title, Aly’s book suggests that there are important ideological similarities between Germany’s left-wing radicals of the “1968” generation and the earlier generation of German radicals known as National Socialists. The book and its thesis are eminently worth discussing in their own right. But I want to cite it here just for some details that Aly provides about the biographies of two leading Berlin police officials at the time of the Ohnesorg shooting and for the instructive light that these details cast on Germany’s arrest and pending prosecution of John Demjanjuk.
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Monday, May 25, 2009

Mission Over Ploesti: The Rescue of U.S. Airmen in Serbia

On July 8, 1944, a U.S. air armada based in Foggia, Italy, consisting of 250 bombers, the Consolidated B-24 Liberator and the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, attacked the oil refining installations at Ploesti, Romania, flying over German-occupied Serbia. The formation was attacked by the 325 German gun emplacements ringed around Ploesti. A squadron of German Messerschmitt ME-109 fighter planes was immediately assembled to intercept the American bombers.
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Conference on the Balkans in Washington DC next Wednesday, May 27

The Lord Byron Foundation for Balkan Studies and The American Council for Kosovo

Invite you to a conference

“UNFINISHED BUSINESS IN THE BALKANS”:
RHETORIC, STRATEGY, IMPLICATIONS

Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 12 NOON – 5 PM
Capitol Hill Club
300 First Street SE, Washington D.C. 20003
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Last Ressort of Reason

A “new anti-Semitism” that emanates from an alliance of Western leftists and Islamic extremists is more dangerous than the “old European” form of Jew-hatred, Canada’s minister of citizenship, immigration and multiculturalism said as he wound up a four-day trip to Israel Sunday.
“The existential threat faced by Israel on a daily basis is ultimately a threat to the broader Western civilization,” said Jason Kenney, explaining the staunchly pro-Israel positions of his government, led by Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sri Lankan envoy lashes out at Western "colonizers" over U.N. emergency session, but rights groups call proposed resolution "toothless"

Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch today expressed "serious disappointment" today over a "toothless" resolution on Sri Lanka being circulated by Switzerland and other Western states in advance of Tuesday's U.N. Human Rights Council emergency session.
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Alexander Dorin: “Srebrenica Massacre” is a Western Myth

“In the West, the popular mythology about 7,000-8,000 Muslim men being executed in Srebrenica in 1995 is still alive and well, but independent research shows some 2,000 Bosnian Muslim fighters were killed in battle for Srebrenica and that is the number of bodies Hague investigators were able to find”, said Swiss researcher Alexander Dorin, who has been investigating Srebrenica events for the past 14 years.
In his latest book titled “Srebrenica — The History of Salon Racism” (Srebrenica — die Geschichte eines salonfahigen Rassismus) published this month in Berlin, Dorin focuses on manipulations with the number of Muslims who lost their lives in Srebrenica.
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Saturday, May 23, 2009

THE PHOTO FRANCE DOES NOT WANT YOU TO SEE

by John Rosenthal
The photo of Ilan Halimi whose publication by the magazine Choc is supposed to represent such a scandal in France has in fact already been shown in the French media. (On the photo, see my earlier report here.) In an interview yesterday on France’s Europe1 radio, Choc editor-in-chief Paul Payan pointed out that the photo of Ilan Halimi – “and others that are even more unbearable” – was already shown in 2006 on the French television network M6.
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Friday, May 22, 2009

THE OTHER DANIEL PEARL

by John Rosenthal
The 28-year-old Youssouf Fofana – nicknamed the “Brain of the Barbarians” – and twenty six of his presumed accomplices are currently on trial in Paris for the kidnapping, torture and murder of Ilan Halimi. But one would barely have known it. The trial, which began on April 29, has been closed to both the public and the press.
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Thursday, May 21, 2009

John Rosenthal: Demjanjuk - A Show Trial For Foreign Consumption

So why does Germany appear intent on trying Demjanjuk of all people? Why try a foreigner who was conscripted into service by the Germans under desperate circumstances and who is alleged to have participated in crimes that occurred on foreign soil? (Or do German prosecutors believe that the German occupation of Poland was legitimate and that the German so-called “Generalgouvernement” over Polish territory is still in place?) Germany’s pursuit of Demjanjuk creates the impression that Germany is extraordinarily thorough about prosecuting Nazi war crimes. And this indeed must be the point of the exercise — because the reality could hardly be more different.
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Hat tip: achgut.com

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

German interior minister: Country is "immediate target" of jihadists; domestic Islamic groups want Sharia in Germany

These are the findings of the German secret service. Are they Islamophobes now, too? "Islamic groups want Sharia law in Germany," by Jan Meyer for Bild, May 19:
Some Muslim groups in Germany want to live under Sharia law in Germany, according to a new study.
The annual report for the Protection of the Constitution revealed that active groups like 'Milli Görüs' want to be able to live under the strict Islamic rules.
And the secret service's yearly report, which will be revealed today by Interior Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, contains some other schocking [sic] warnings:
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GERMAN INTELLECTUALS WARN THE ARAB LEAGUE AGAINST THE JEWISH LOBBY

by John Rosenthal
On Saturday, the German daily Die Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) published an interview with Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa on the current prospects for Middle East peace negotiations. Among other things, Moussa observes that peace with a Netanyahu government is “of course” possible, since “Netanyahu has the advantage of being clear about his positions.” But perhaps more revealing – and disturbing – than Moussa’s answers are the questions posed by FAZ correspondent Rainer Hermann. For instance, the following: “President Obama’s charisma could change a lot. But could not the Washington apparatus and the lobby quash his approach?”
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Monday, May 18, 2009

Serbophobe Biden Not Welcome

On the occasion of the announced Belgrade visit of the U.S. vice president Joseph Biden, one of the most virulent Serbophobes in Washington, representatives of the Democratic Party of Serbia (DSS) and New Serbia (NS) today submitted to the Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs a set of documents containing records of Biden’s racist anti-Serbian slurs and insults.
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BBC: Hitler: the green movement’s German shepherd?

Ever wondered why it is that Germany (a country that generates more renewable energy than Britain hopes to make in ten years and is hell-bent on becoming the first country to run on 100% green energy by 2050) is so far ahead of the rest of the world in the race to be green? According to Lord Anthony Giddens’ latest book, ‘The Politics of Climate Change’ and a number of respected historians, Hitler may have given Germany a head-start. Not only did he pass the most stringent and comprehensive environmental protection law in the world at that time, but he also had a soft spot for vegetarianism, organic nibbles and animal welfare (up until the point when he poisoned his doting German Shepherd, Blondi, that is).
Hat tip: achgut.com

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Activists protest German energy company's trade with Iran at its board of directors meeting

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT, MUNICH
German and Iranian human rights activists bought shares in The Linde Group, the gases and engineering giant, and posed tough questions to the Linde board of directors on Friday at the annual stockholder meeting about the company's controversial trade relationship with Iran.
While European oil corporations such as the French company Total are backing away from production in Iran because of Teheran's political instability, Linde is developing a project with the National Iran Oil company to liquefy natural gas and earned a total revenue of 91 million euros from Iran in 2008. Speaking at the Munich International Congress Center before 2,000 stockholders and the Linde board of directors, Dr. Kazem Moussavi, an Iranian who fled the Islamic Republic due to political repression and lives in Germany, asked the Linde top management whether "you can as a board of directors... conduct business with a regime that destroys the human rights of its population and denies the Holocaust and has repeatedly threatened to wipe Israel off the map?"
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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Fact Sheet: The Linde-Group in Iran

According to the financial report 2008 the „Linde Group is a world leading gases and engineering company with almost 52,000 employees working in around 100 countries worldwide. In the 2008 financial year, it achieved sales of 12.7 billion euro.“
In “Linde at a glance” it says: „The strategy of the Linde Group is geared towards sustainable earnings-based growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment – in everyone of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe.“
The Linde Group is supplying important infrastructure for the energy sector of the Islamic Republic of Iran for years. The energy sector, the production oil and gas, is the central power base and source of income for the Iranian regime.
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Thursday, May 14, 2009

The German media see the past, not the future

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT IN BERLIN
In sharp contrast to Germany's willingness to pursue, albeit belatedly, the probable war crimes of Demjanjuk, the federal republic's lack of will to stop Iran's nuclear weapons program continues.
As Teheran's genocidal threats toward the Israeli survivors of Sobibor (and their children and grandchildren) and other extermination camps intensifies, Germany's parliament and Chancellor Angela Merkel's administration refuse to enact legislation to curb its roughly €4 billion annual trade relationship with Iran.
A number of German critics stress that it is meaningless to scream the revolutionary phrase "Never again Auschwitz" and not take concrete action against the Iranian regime's efforts to obliterate the Jewish state.
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

NATO Court Now Wants to Silence Serbian Media

Serge Brammertz, chief prosecutor of the Kangaroo Court for former Yugoslavia in Hague, Netherlands, also known as ICTY or simply The Hague Tribunal, has threatened by the possibility of pressing charges against the editor-in-chief of Belgrade daily Press, on the basis of “contempt of court”. The monstrous NATO “tribunal”, established to rewrite history, stigmatize Serbian nation and make Serbs tow the line along with everybody else, is threatening to punish chief editor of Belgrade daily with 100,000 euros fine and seven years in prison — all for some rather good investigative reporting.
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Austrian guest house denies entry to Jews

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT IN BERLIN
The owner of a bed and breakfast in the Austrian town of Serfaus refused earlier this month to book rooms to a family because they were Jews.
An Austrian Jew, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he has received threatening e-mails from neo-Nazis, told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday that Irmgard Monz, the owner of Haus Sonnenhof, a guest house in the Austrian state of Tyrol, wrote in an e-mail to the family that she is "not renting to Jews because of bad experiences."
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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

District court of Gelsenkirchen stays "Jihad Watch Deutschland" lawsuit

The district court of Gelsenkirchen. stays the "Jihad Watch Deutschland" lawsuit because of so-called low guilt. The fact that JWD-operator Fred Alan Medforth must pay, nevertheless, 300 € is because of Mr Barak Obama. Such lawsuits are ordinarily stayed without payment. But the judge stated that the political views of the German pro-Hamas and pro-Hizbollah politician and MP, Niels Annen (Social Democratic Party), are not so bad because Obama represents the same politics. And, therefore, the criticism of Annens politics was interpreted by the judge as insults towards this guy. Thank you, Obama !
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John Rosenthal: Will Obama Apologize for WWII?

The symbolic significance of a visit to Dresden by the American president — especially one undertaken in connection with a D-Day commemoration in France — may be missed by some Americans, but it is absolutely unmistakable for the German public. For Germans, Dresden is the symbol bar none of German suffering at the hands of the Allies. The city was heavily bombed by British and American air forces in February 1945, toward the end of the war. According to the most recent estimates of professional historians, anywhere from 18,000 to at most 25,000 persons died in the attacks. These numbers come from a historical commission established by the city of Dresden itself. But far higher numbers — ranging into the hundreds of thousands — have long circulated in Germany and beyond. The bombing of Dresden is commonly described as a “war crime” in German discussions.
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German ministry rejects ban on Israeli flags

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT BERLIN
The Interior Ministry of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), which oversees the police in that west German state, has "decided in the future to not take down" Israeli flags at demonstrations, ministry spokesman Ludger Harmeier told The Jerusalem Post.
The police in Duisburg - a city in NRW - stormed apartments in January and seized two Israel flags hanging on the balcony and inside a window because the flags were viewed as a provocation by 10,000 anti-Israeli demonstrators.
A student who displayed the flags said he wanted to show solidarity with the only democratic state in the Middle East during Operation Cast Lead in Gaza.
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Monday, May 11, 2009

No Jewish representation at Brussels meeting of European religious leaders

BRUSSELS - No rabbis or Jewish leaders are to take part in Monday's meeting in Brussels of religious leaders, co-hosted by the presidents of the European Commission and the European Parliament, the Conference of European Rabbis announced today, in a protest against the participation of Islamist organizations and individuals closely linked to the international Muslim Brotherhood.
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German jailed for six years for scheming to sell Iran a missile ingredient

Hans-Josef H.: a convinced and active jihadist, or just a useful idiot? No way to tell from this story, but in either case the outcome is the same. And there are so many useful idiots and willing stooges for jihadist organizations and their allies in the West.
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Sunday, May 10, 2009

German lawmakers underwhelmed by Lieberman

A day after Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman wrapped up his first diplomatic trip to Europe by meeting with his German counterpart, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, in Berlin, a pair of German lawmakers on Friday said the visit had left them somewhat disappointed."It was a swan song of soft power in every way," Werner Hoyer, a foreign policy expert for the opposition, pro-business Free Democrats told the Berliner Zeitung newspaper, according to a translation provided by the German English-language Web site, The Local. "Lieberman sees us Europeans as a pile of cowards."
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Saturday, May 09, 2009

Nazis will be Nazis: Pro Hezbollah demo okay, Israeli flag “offensive”

by sheikyermami
Over the years we have lifted quite a few articles from Jihad Watch Deutschland, who’s operator Fred Alan Medforth reports the subversive activities of those who advance the causes of Islam and thereby threaten our freedom and well-being. Sad to see that he is now taken to court by malevolent apparatchiks.
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Friday, May 08, 2009

Germany goes after pro-Israel, anti-jihad blogger (II)

Seems like old times: "Germans acting as henchmen for the new Nazis — who were the Germans’ henchmen in WWII."
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Germany Goes After Pro-Israel Blogger

Posted by Julia Gorin
One of the lone voices in Germany still exercising what’s left of European free speech is about to lose the last remnants of it. Anti-jihad, pro-Israel blogger Fred Alan Medforth, proprietor of the blogs Allah’s Willing Executioners and Jihad Watch Deutschland, is being sued by the German government
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German law professors uphold ban on Israeli flags during rally

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT BERLIN
A legal opinion submitted by law professor Jürgen Vahle to the Interior Ministry of North Rhine-Westphalia state in late April upholds the propriety of a police ban on and seizure of two Israeli flags during a violent anti-Israeli demonstration in January.
The report, a copy of which was obtained by The Jerusalem Post, asserts that "the entry by force in two apartments" and "the securing of the flags was lawful."
During a protest against Israel's Operation Cast Lead organized by the radical Islamic group Milli Görüs that attracted 10,000 protesters in Duisburg, two police officers stormed the apartment of a 25-year-old student and his 26-year-old girlfriend and seized Israeli flags hanging on the balcony and inside a window.
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Thursday, May 07, 2009

John Rosenthal: Ahmadinejad and German Revisionism

For many years now, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been speaking to Germany: in a long letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in two interviews with the German weekly Der Spiegel, and in passing remarks in numerous speeches and press conferences. He has been speaking to Germany in terms that Americans might fail to recognize, but that will be extremely familiar to his intended audience: namely, in the classical terms of German revisionism.
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German official: Lieberman comments 'far from encouraging'

By DPA
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman's criticism of the "peace industry" which characterized Israel's policies toward the Palestinians has wrankled his interlocutors in Europe. Germany's top diplomatic official urged Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman Thursday to adopt a two-state plan as the basis for peace in the Middle East and the "sole path to peace and security." Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier set out Berlin's "clear expectation" in a statement to the media just before he was to meet with Lieberman, who is touring European capitals.
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Colombia expels Kosovo Albanian terrorist

Colombia’s domestic security agency has expelled former ethnic Albanian separatist gunmen commander Agim Ceku because of the Interpol warrant for war crimes. Ceku was a commander of a separatist ethnic Albanian army, the KLA, that sought to acquire power over the province by means of violence in order to proclaim independence. Colombia’s agency spokesman confirmed the expulsion
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How will the German-born pope address the Holocaust at Yad Vashem?

Yad Vashem chief says he is eagerly anticipating Benedict XVI's speech at Israel's Holocaust memorial.
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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Former German envoy blasts Schröder's Iran lobby work

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT
Rudolf Dressler, a former ambassador to Israel, on Monday slammed ex-chancellor Gerhard Schröder's efforts to expand trade with Iran.
"Visits of Western politicians in Iran, like the one of Gerhard Schröder in February of this year, thwart the current efforts toward a solution of the conflict, even if they are declared private visits," Dressler, who like Schröder is a member of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), said in statement. Dressler's public rebuke of Schröder, coupled with his criticism of Germany's roughly €4 billion in annual trade with Teheran, represent a remarkable break from a rather meek SPD posture toward sanctioning Iran because of its nuclear enrichment program. While declaring solidarity with Israel in scores of resolutions and events honoring the 6Oth anniversary of the Jewish state's creation, SPD Bundestag deputies have declined to enact legislation to curtail the mushrooming German-Iranian trade.
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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Israelis to sue NATO for 1999 air strikes

TEL AVIV — The Israeli Almagor Terrorist Victims’ Association is about to file a lawsuit against NATO officials who gave the green light for the bombing of Serbia in 1999.
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Sunday, May 03, 2009

Protest against NUMOV and the German-Iranian business round table

Demonstration on Tuesday, May 5 2009, 11.00 am, in front of the NUMOV headquarters in Berlin-Mitte, Jägerstr. 63:
Cut off trade with the Iranian regime!
As recently became known, a forum for the support of the German-Iranian economic relations will take place on the 5th of May in Berlin, organized by the German Near and Middle East Association, briefly NUMOV. Part of the first board members of the NUMOV, which was founded in 1934, were representatives of Siemens, IG Farben and other actors and profiteers of the national-socialistic war and destruction policy. “We have never been political“, states NUMOV manager Helene Rang despites that. She rejected critical questions about the support for business with a regime that denies the Holocaust as an „insulting Germans“.
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Saturday, May 02, 2009

'Trauma drives West's denial of Iran's genocidal anti-Semitism'

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT, BERLIN
"Many Western European politicians are advocating talks with Hamas but ignore or downplay the violent anti-Semitism of Hamas, according to critics. A leading German Green Party politician, Jürgen Trittin, urged Europe in February to negotiate with Hamas. A study commissioned by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), who co-sponsored the YIISA conference, found in a December/January poll that 31 percent of Europeans blamed Jews in the financial industry for the economic meltdown, while 58% of those asked said their opinion of Jews had worsened because of events in Israel."
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German justice takes legal action against the publisher of the blog "Jihad Watch Deutschland", Fred Alan Medforth


German justice takes legal action against the publisher of the blog "Jihad Watch Deutschland", Fred Alan Medforth. Mr Medforth should have offended the social-democratic member of the Bundestag Nils Annen. Mr Annen is a German pro Hamas and pro Hizbollah politician.
Not Mr. Annen sued Medforth because of insulting him, but the German justice sues Medforth because of insulting Mr Annen. Initiator for this lawsuit is not Mr Annen. It is the German justice itself which wants a lawsuit against the German pro Israel blogger . That means: It is a politically motivated court procedure. German justice states that the photo above and its subtitle is insulting Mr. Annen. The photo shows Hamas members presenting the Hitler salute. The text of the subtitle is : "One last greeting to Mr Annen."
The lawsuit takes place on the 12th of May, 2009 in the district court of Gelsenkirchen
Henryk M Broder on Mr Annen and Jihad Watch Deutschland (German language link)
PAX EUROPA on Mr Annen and Jihad Watch Deutschland (German language link)
This post should have offended Mr Annen (German language link)

Why Prof. Wolfgang Benz is headed in the wrong direction

by Dr. Clemens Heni
Probably the most disturbing, aggressive, and offensive anti-Semitic rallies in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany occurred in January 2009. As the Israeli military answered several years of launching rockets into Israeli territory from the Hamas-Gaza strip, Muslims and their friends screamed “Death to the Jews”, no “Holocaust in Gaza”, “Boycott Israel” and so on in German streets. At one of these rallies in the city of Duisburg, the German police illegally entered an apartment of two students in order to confiscate two Israeli flags hung from the balcony and bedroom as a protest against the rise of anti-Semitism. Some 10,000 aggressive demonstrators, mostly Muslim (Germans), urged the police on. This was again a watershed moment in the political culture of Germany. To allow people to scream (whether in Arabic, Turkish, or German) “Death to the Jews”, or “Olmert is the son of a dog” (as happened at a rally in Berlin), and not to allow an Israeli flag peacefully placed in the angle of a bedroom window is a sign of that change. Muslim extremism is obviously on the rise; Jews and their friends are the target. We are talking about Germany, Europe and the world in January 2009.
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Friday, May 01, 2009

Saudis lobby for Kosovo independence

Saudi Arabia is leading a campaign to “lobby a meaningful number of recognitions of Kosovo as an independent state” said Serbia’s Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic who is taking part at the Ministerial meeting of the Non Aligned nations in Havana, Cuba. “We are attempting not to have any new recognitions of Kosovo even though some formidable
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