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  • German lawmakers opt to increase own pay

    12/13/2017 6:08:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.13.2017 | ipj/sms (Reuters, KNA, AFP, dpa)
    A decision on Wednesday that the Bundestag’s 709 members get a pay raise next June when average wage trends are calculated drew criticism from a tax austerity lobby group as well as the outer edges of the political spectrum. The Federation of Taxpayers (BdSt), which leans toward supporting businesses, said the planned rise gave the “wrong signal” while Germany remained without a new federal government in the wake of its September 24 election. The system of automatized adjustments designed to answer criticism of self-service and first practiced in July 2016 gives a newly constituted Bundestag only three months into its...
  • EU rebuffs idea of recognizing Jerusalem as Netanyahu visits

    12/11/2017 9:36:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 11, 2017 10:49 AM EST | Lorne Cook
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the European Union on Monday to back a new U.S. peace initiative in the Middle East, after President Donald Trump’s unilateral decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital met with widespread condemnation and triggered clashes in the Palestinian territories. Netanyahu, making the first official visit by an Israeli premier to the EU’s Brussels headquarters in 22 years, told reporters that recognizing Jerusalem merely stated the reality on the ground. He said he expected many European countries to follow Trump’s lead. But EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, who chaired talks between Netanyahu and EU...
  • EU Foreign Minister 'strongly condemns attacks on Jews'

    12/11/2017 12:15:15 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/12/17
    "I strongly condemn any attack on Jews anywhere in the world and on Israeli citizens," the EU foreign minister said...
  • EU: J'lem the capital of two states

    12/11/2017 12:05:28 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/12/17
    ..... "We will continue not to decide on the status of Jerusalem until it is determined in negotiations."
  • Netanyahu and Macron spar over Jerusalem and approach to peace

    12/10/2017 11:11:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.10.2017 | Bruce Konviser
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made his first trip abroad, to Paris, since US President Donald Trump announced last week that the US would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, drawing international condemnation and sparking violent protests across the Middle East and beyond. Standing side-by-side with French President Emmanuel Macron during a post-meeting press conference on Sunday, Netanyahu attempted to strike a conciliatory tone, calling the French leader an indispensable leader in the quest for peace in the Middle East. Even as thousands of Israelis protested against Netanyahu in Tel Aviv, the prime minister insisted he was open...
  • Swiss government: Trump’s Jerusalem policy is an 'obstacle to peace'

    12/09/2017 10:20:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 95 replies ^ | 8 December 2017 10:03 CET+01:00
    The recognition by the US of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is “an obstacle to a fair and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians based on a negotiated two-state solution”, the Swiss government said. Reacting to US President Donald Trump’s announcement on Wednesday, the Swiss foreign office said any solution in the Middle East must be based on “a comprehensive negotiated agreement on the final status of Jerusalem that respects the rights and aspirations of all interested parties”. “Switzerland does not recognize the authority of Israel beyond the 1967 borders and will work towards the establishment of a viable,...
  • Denmark’s embassy to stay in Tel Aviv: foreign minister

    12/10/2017 10:48:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies ^ | 7 December 2017 10:21 CET+01:00
    Denmark will not follow the example of the United States and move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem following US president Donald Trump’s controversial announcement on Wednesday, foreign minister Anders Samuelsen has confirmed. “Jerusalem’s status is one of the most sensitive areas in a peace agreement. The Danish government therefore believes that Jerusalem’s status should be a shared capital for two states, unless the two parts agree differently. That was our position before, and it still is,” Samuelsen said in a written statement to news agency Ritzau. “The government has therefore no plans to move the Danish...
  • Denmark contradicts Netanyahu, urges Jews to stay put despite terror attacks

    02/15/2015 8:10:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/15/2015 16:27 | Aviram Zino/Maariv Hashavua
    The Jewish community is an integral part of Danish society and it ought to remain in the country despite this weekend’s terror attacks, Copenhagen’s envoy to Israel said on Sunday. “The solution for the Jews of Denmark is not to leave in the wake of the terror attacks in Copenhagen on Saturday,” the ambassador, Jesper Vahr, said on Sunday. “Our prime minister said that an attack on the Jewish community is an attack on all of Denmark’s citizens. I echo this sentiment. We will do everything in our power so that the Jewish community in Denmark feels safe.” Vahr made...
  • Germans say Russia is more reliable than the United States

    12/09/2017 9:08:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.09.2017 | Alexander Pearson
    Germans increasingly see Russia as a more reliable partner than the US, a new study released on Saturday has found. The poll of 1,004 people by research institute Infratest dimap showed that 28 percent of respondents felt Moscow was a reliable partner, compared to 25 percent for Washington. The result is the first time the public’s trust in the US has fallen below Russia in over a decade. An Infratest survey of public trust in Germany’s global partners in June found both countries tying at 21 percent. France and Britain fared far better in the German public’s eyes. More than...
  • Anti-Semitic chants heard at Malmö demonstration [Sweden]

    12/09/2017 9:48:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies ^ | 9 December 2017 10:47 CET+01:00 | TT/The Local
    Anti-Semitic slogans as well as angry protests against Arab leaders were heard as around 200 hundred people demonstrated in Malmö on Friday. The demonstration took place in reaction to US president Donald Trump’s decision to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and recognise the latter city as the Israeli capital. “We take this kind of thing seriously in general. It could be an incitement for people to commit crimes,” police communications officer Calle Persson told TT. Demonstrators shouted “we want our freedom back and we’re going to shoot the Jews”, among other slogans, according to a report...
  • Macron says Trump's Jerusalem move 'regrettable' as France warns citizens

    12/07/2017 6:08:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies ^ | 7 December 2017 10:00 CET+01:00 | AFP
    French president Emmanuel Macron has made it clear he is against Donald Trump’s move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, as France warns its citizens of likely unrest in the region. […] Addressing a press conference during a state visit to Algeria, Macron affirmed “the attachment of France and Europe to the two-state solution, Israel and Palestine living side by side in peace and security within internationally-recognized borders, with Jerusalem as the capital of the two states.” He called for “calm” and “responsibility” on all sides. “We must avoid violence at all costs and prioritize dialogue,” he said....
  • Dutch politician blames Trump for anti-Semitic Amsterdam attack

    12/07/2017 4:06:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    JTA via INN ^ | 12/07/2017 22:19
    A major coalition party in the Netherlands blamed President Donald Trump for an assault against a kosher restaurant by a man carrying a Palestinian Authority flag. A spokesperson for the left-leaning Democrats 66 party made the accusation Thursday, hours after the assault on the HaCarmel restaurant, which some see as a reaction to Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel capital on Wednesday. Reinier van Dantzig, who heads the party’s faction on the Amsterdam city council, wrote on Twitter: “How awful that this happened. It shows how thoughtless statements by the leader of the free world have direct consequences. Let us...
  • Germany's SPD leader calls for a 'United States of Europe' by 2025 and says [tr]

    12/07/2017 6:42:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 7, 2017 | Charlie Moore
    he leader of Germany's main socialist party has called for a United States of Europe by 2025. Martin Schulz said any countries who disagree should follow Britain's example and leave the bloc. He made the plea in a speech to 600 of his Social Democrats at a congress to decide whether to start coalition talks with Angela Merkel's party.
  • Britain is now one of the WORST nations on earth for acid attacks, claims senior police officer

    12/07/2017 3:15:26 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 50 replies ^ | 7 December 2017 | By Paddy Dinham
    A senior police officer has called for on-street testing of liquids to tackle acid attacks, as Britain struggles to cope with one of the worst rates of acid attacks in the world. Suffolk Assistant Chief Constable Rachel Kearton wants new legislation to criminalise the carrying of corrosive substances, similar to laws for carrying knives. Under the proposed legislation, suspects would have to prove they were carrying liquids, ranging from sulphuric acid to household bleach, for legitimate reasons.
  • Merkel Condemns Trump Decision on Jerusalem, Pushes Two-State Solution

    12/06/2017 9:02:07 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 35 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-06-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's official capital and his announcement that he would move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to that city has not only sparked outrage in the Middle East but also in Europe. One European leader who has condemned Trump's announcement is Angela Merkel, the German chancellor. Although you'd expect her to tread extremely carefully when talking about the Jewish nation-state -- considering her country's horrible record regarding the treatment of Jews -- nothing could be further from the truth. "The federal government doesn't understand this decision because the status of Jerusalem must be negotiated...
  • Theresa May 'will challenge' Trump over his controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem

    12/06/2017 10:32:02 AM PST · by ColdOne · 87 replies ^ | 12/6/17 | Kate Ferguson
    Full title............................Theresa May 'will challenge' Trump over his controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israeli capital in a showdown call after their diplomatic spat over Britain First tweet.................................'It is that the status of Jerusalem should be determined in a negotiated settlement between the Israelis and the Palestinians, and Jerusalem should ultimately form a shared capital between the Israeli and Palestinian states.
  • German pilots refuse to carry out deportations

    12/05/2017 11:03:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.05.2017 | Elizabeth Schumacher
    Many pilots in Germany are refusing to participate in deportations, local media reported on Monday. Following an information request from the Left Party, the government said that 222 planned flights were stopped by pilots who wanted no part in the controversial return of refugees to Afghanistan, which has been deemed a “safe country of origin” in some cases, despite ongoing violence and repression in parts of the country. Some 85 of the refusals between January and September 2017 came from Germany’s main airline Lufthansa and its subsidiary Eurowings. About 40 took place at Düsseldorf airport, where the controversial deportations are...
  • Germany warns US against recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital

    12/05/2017 10:54:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 119 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.05.2017 | amp, ls/se (AP, dpa, Reuters)
    German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Tuesday warned the US about the dangers of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “Recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel does not calm a conflict; rather, it fuels it even more,” Gabriel said. “It’s in everyone’s interest that this does not happen.” Despite widespread international opposition to the move, Trump is expected to recognize the city as Israel’s capital on Wednesday. A senior administration official speaking on the condition of anonymity told AFP news agency that the president would make the announcement during a speech slated for 1 p.m. local...
  • EU urges caution in US Jerusalem decision

    12/05/2017 2:07:26 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/12/17
    (AFP) - The European Union warned on Tuesday of possible "serious repercussions" if United States President Donald Trump decides to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and move the US embassy there. EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini's office said, in a statement, that "any decision or unilateral action affecting Jerusalem's status" might have "serious repercussions on public opinion in large parts of the world." It added, "The focus should therefore remain on the efforts to restart the peace process and avoiding any action that would undermine such efforts." ....
  • Tiny Italian town with 7 inhabitants will receive 80 migrants

    11/30/2017 7:45:37 AM PST · by markomalley · 55 replies
    The Italian town of Vaccarozzi di Erbezzo officially has only seven residents, but that’s changing fast.Already 26 African asylum seekers have arrived as part of a government resettlement programme. There are plans to resettle at least 80 migrants in the tiny town. Mayor Lucio Campedelli is worried about it:“Sending 80 refugees here would turn this place upside down. They told us just before summer that they would arrive, but we can’t do anything about it. I don’t want to add fuel to the fire, but I hope they stop with these first 26 arrivals.”Locals already call the Northern Italian mountain...