Cartoonist Fired From German Newspaper Over Netanyahu Drawing

Via Middle East Monitor, A leading German daily fired a cartoonist over anti-semitic views on Friday after he drew a caricature of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The cartoon by Dieter Hanitzsch showed Netanyahu carrying a missile in his hand. He is dressed up as Israeli singer Netta Barzilai,…

Russia Press Freedom Reversal Shows FIFA Has Leverage and Should Use It

Last week, leading German sports journalist Hajo Seppelt got an unpleasant surprise: Russia denied him an entry visa to report on the 2018 World Cup – even after FIFA, the powerful soccer governing body, had green-lighted his application. Seppelt works for ‎German public broadcaster ARD and…

Germany/Russia: Merkel To Meet Putin

Expand German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin at the start of the first working session of the G20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany, July 7 2017.  © 2017 REUTERS/Kay Nietfeld, Pool (Berlin) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir…

Moscow’s “Eye In Turkey”: Transfer Of S-400 Missiles Will Open Turkey To Russian Spying, NATO Warns

The German language Der Spiegel magazine in a recent editorial attempted to sound the alarm of encroaching Russian influence in NATO connected with Russia’s advanced S-400 anti-aircraft systems. “The Turkish government wants to buy the state-of-the-art Russian S-400 anti-aircraft system. NATO considers this a serious provocation:…

HSBC Completes First Trade-Finance Deal Using Blockchain, Opening $9 Trillion Market For Mass Adoption

Just a few hours after German online bank Bitbond announced it now allows users to transfer loan anywhere in the world using bitcoin and other cryptos , a move which we said would result in a rapid adoption of blockchain technologies within the bank-disintermediation space,…

Germany: Migrant Crisis Delusions

Authored by Vijeta Uniyal via The Gatestone Institute, A report commissioned by the German government found that newly-arrived asylum seekers were behind more than 90% percent of the increase in violent crimes in the state of Lower Saxony. As of December 2017, an estimated 600,000…

European Parliament Urges Boycott Of Soccer World Cup In Russia

German Green Party member Rebecca Harms has initiated an open letter calling on EU governments to stay away from the FIFA World Cup taking place in Russia in June. Sixty Members of the European Parliament from 16 member states and 5 different political groups are…

Car Rams Into Crowd In German City Killing 3, Injuring 20; Driver Commits Suicide

A German police spokesman said Saturday that 3 people are dead and 20 have been injured – some seriously – after a delivery van rammed into a crowd of people in the center of Munster. Police say the driver of the van shot himself to…