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Germany and Israel: A Complicated Friendship

For the sixth time, the cabinets from Berlin and Jerusalem had the opportunity to discuss a range of issues during German-Israeli government consultations. The big elephant in the room, Iran, was one of the most important subjects, yet again. Everything possible had to be done to make sure Iran would not have nuclear weapons, German Chancellor
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Germany: Maassen Affair Encore

Update, September 23rd, 2018, 9:30 p.m.: The heads of the coalition in Berlin agree on moving Maassen to the Interior Ministry, but not as an undersecretary. Also he will not receive a higher salary in his new position as a special adviser. You couldn't make this up: Hans-Georg Maassen, the director of the Federal Office for the Protection of
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Germany: Helpless in the Brown Flood

The world is asking itself what is going on in Germany. Germany itself is asking itself the same thing. Photos of Nazis giving the Hitler salute appeared all over the place, along with reports about a radical mob hunting down people it identified as foreigners. In Chemnitz, the latest events are worrisome indeed. A young man gets stabbed and
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