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  • Central Berlin evacuated for World War II bomb removal

    04/20/2018 7:48:53 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 15 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | April 20, 2018 | Ben Knight
    Authorities in Berlin on Friday successfully defused a 500-kilogram (1,102-pound) British World War II aerial bomb that was found during construction work on Wednesday. Evacuations of all buildings within 800 meters of the bomb site started from 9 a.m. to allow the defusal to take place. Berlin's main train station fell within the evacuation area, potentially causing disruption for thousands of passengers. There was something of a holiday atmosphere around the station on Friday morning, as the last few passengers moving out of the station were easily outnumbered by the reporters and TV crews there to interview them, and, unusually,...
  • D.C. lawmaker who said Jews control the weather visits Holocaust Museum but leaves early

    04/19/2018 6:20:43 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 58 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 04/19/18 | Peter Jamison
    The photo, taken in 1935, depicts a woman in a dark dress shuffling down a street in Norden, Germany. A large sign hangs from her neck: “I am a German girl and allowed myself to be defiled by a Jew.” She is surrounded by Nazi stormtroopers. D.C. Council member Trayon White Sr. (D-Ward 8) studied the image. “Are they protecting her?” Lynn Williams, an expert on educational programs at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and White’s tour guide for the day, stared at the photo. “No,” she said. “They’re marching her through.” “Marching through is protecting,” White said. “I think...
  • Ex-official in Bremen suspected of illegally approving 1,200 asylum cases [Germany: Yazidis]

    04/20/2018 6:46:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 20 April 2018 12:32 CEST+02:00 | DPA/The Local
    A senior official at the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) allegedly granted asylum to more than 1,200 applicants without valid legal reasons for their approval. She has since been removed from her position. The employee headed the BAMF office in Bremen and worked with three lawyers who assisted her in wrongfully granting asylum to refugees from other federal states, according to joint research conducted by Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ), NDR and Radio Bremen. Many of the applicants were said to have been Yazidis, a Kurdish religious minority living mainly in northern Iraq and northern Syria. During the reign of...
  • Germany to accept 10,000 refugees as part of EU-wide program

    04/19/2018 7:49:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 19 April 2018 12:59 CEST+02:00 | DPA/The Local
    As part of an EU-wide resettlement program, Germany has promised to take in refugees from North Africa and the Middle East, though critics say the country is accepting too few. […] The EU Commission launched the program last summer as a way to provide particularly vulnerable refugees with a safe and direct route to Europe. As a whole, the EU will be accepting more than 50,000 refugees, mostly from North Africa. The Commission is supporting the host countries with half a billion euros. Germany has promised to accept 10,000 refugees by autumn 2019. The German nonprofit Pro Asyl (Pro Asylum)...
  • Anti-Israel Rocker Roger Waters Blasted for Citing Russian Propaganda in Defense of Assad

    04/17/2018 6:03:14 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 24 replies
    The Tower ^ | 04.16.18 | Staff
    Pink Floyd founder, Roger Waters, a vocal advocate for boycotts of Israel, came under heavy criticism for promoting “Russian propaganda” after asserting that the rescue organization, White Helmets, that operates in Syria, were “fake” and encouraged terrorists, The Jerusalem Post reported Sunday. In a video posted by a group called Hands Off Syria, Waters spoke of an audience member who wanted to come up on stage and speak about the chemical weapons that had been used by the regime of Bashar al-Assad against civilians earlier this month in the Damascus suburb of Douma. “He is one voice, I personally think...
  • Syrian Kurds: We captured terrorist who planned 9/11 attacks

    04/19/2018 12:09:30 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 42 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/4/18 | Ben Ariel
    A Syrian-born German national accused of helping to plan the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States has been detained by Kurdish forces in Syria, a senior Kurdish commander told AFP on Wednesday. “Mohammed Haydar Zammar has been arrested by Kurdish security forces in northern Syria and is now being interrogated,” the top official said, but did not provide further details. Zammar, who is in his mid-fifties, has been accused of recruiting some of the September 11 hijackers. He was detained in Morocco in December 2001 in an operation involving CIA agents, and was handed over to the Syrian...
  • Jewish men attacked with belt by Arabic-speaking youth in central Berlin

    04/18/2018 8:54:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 18 April 2018 12:26 CEST+02:00 | AFP/The Local
    A video has emerged showing an Arab youth attacking two Jewish men in broad daylight on the streets of Berlin on Tuesday. The attack happened at around 8 pm on Tuesday evening in the Prenzlauer Berg district, police report. The two Jewish men, who were reportedly wearing kippas, were verbally attacked by a group of three youths, who used anti-Semitic epithets against them. One youth then emerged from the group of three young men and attacked a 21-year-old Israeli with his belt, while shouting “Jew” at him. The victims of the attack were able to record footage of it on...
  • Liberal Logic

    11/19/2015 6:15:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    They can't be this dumb, can they? They just can't be. Our progressives Democratic friends aren't that stupid, right? But they are counting on the American people being stupid when it comes to world affairs. And there's very little to suggest they won't be successful in that endeavor. Be it the president saying ISIS is "contained" hours before the group unleashed evil on the streets of Paris, or the secretary of state saying the Paris attacks were crazy, unlike the attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo, where there was "legitimacy" and a "rationale" to them, nothing they say can...
  • Why I Left the Anti-War Right

    02/09/2004 2:37:49 AM PST · by kattracks · 50 replies · 1,625+ views
    FrontPageMagazine ^ | 2/09/04 | Anthony Gancarski
    <p>If someone had told me a few months ago that I’d be writing a piece for Front Page on this theme, I would’ve dismissed him as a lunatic. After all, then I was supporting the positions expected from those on the so-called antiwar right. I was harshly critical of Israeli defense initiatives, more willing to talk up for Noam Chomsky than the sitting President, and insistent upon baiting “neo-conservative” Michael Ledeen of National Review into admitting that he sought to see the regime in Tehran overthrown by any means necessary, including US Military involvement.</p>
  • Report: Jewish Teen Belt-Whipped, Abused on Berlin Street by Muslim Attacker

    04/18/2018 5:08:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 18, 2018 | Simon Kent
    A Jewish teenager wearing a traditional kippah claims he was attacked on a Berlin street by a Muslim assailant who whipped him with a belt in an anti-Semitic attack. Video of the incident shows the attacker – who was part of a gang of three – repeatedly whipping the teen with his belt while calling out, “Yahudi,” or “Jew” in Arabic, before he is stopped by a passerby. The incident, filmed on the victim’s mobile phone, took place at the Helmholtzplatz, a public park in the Prenzlauer Berg part of Berlin. It can be seen below:
  • Economic institutes raise German growth forecasts

    04/17/2018 9:27:04 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 17, 2018 | Rene Wagner
    BERLIN, April 17 (Reuters) - Germany's leading economic institutes have raised their growth forecast for Europe's largest economy to 2.2 percent this year from a previous estimate of 2 percent, two sources familiar with the deliberations told Reuters on Tuesday The institutes also expect the economy to grow by 2 percent in 2019, up from 1.8
  • BREAKING: IDF Confirm Iran Has Established Air Forces In Syria And Planning Attacks In Israel

    04/17/2018 5:42:42 AM PDT · by Strategy · 56 replies
    Twitter ^ | April 17, 2018
    BREAKING: IDF sources said to confirm Iran has established air forces in Syria and are planning retaliatory attacks in Israel.
  • The Real Next War in Syria: Iran vs. Israel

    04/17/2018 8:11:08 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 15, 2018 | Thomas L. Friedman
    Round one occurred on Feb. 10, when an Iranian drone launched by a Revolutionary Guards Quds Force unit operating out of Syria’s T4 air base, east of Homs in central Syria, was shot down with a missile from an Israeli Apache helicopter that was following it after it penetrated Israeli airspace. “This is the first time we saw Iran do something against Israel — not by proxy,” a senior Israeli military source told me. “This opened a new period.” It certainly helps to explain why Israeli jets launched a predawn missile raid on the Iranian drone’s T4 home base last...
  • Netanyahu: The West should treat Iran the same way it treated Syria

    04/17/2018 6:27:36 AM PDT · by WisconsinRep · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | April 15, 2018 | Herb Keinon
    The same resolve the US, Britain and France showed in standing up to Syrian President Bashar Assad's use of chemical weapons in Syria needs to be shown in preventing terrorist states and organizations from getting nuclear capabilities, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a phone conversation Saturday night with British Prime Minister Theresa May. Netanyahu, who was referring to Iran, spoke about this conversation at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting. US President Donald Trump has given the European powers – France, Britain and Germany – until May 12 to fix the Iranian nuclear agreement signed in 2015. If...
  • Asylum seekers claim to be terrorists to INCREASE their chances of staying in Germany

    04/17/2018 8:14:24 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 1 replies
    Westmonster ^ | April 17, 2018
    More and more asylum seekers are claiming to be terrorists in the hope that it will actually increase their chances of remaining in Germany. The Public Prosecutor’s office in Stuttgart revealed they recorded 159 cases in the first quarter of 2018, which if the trend continues, could smash the 300 cases that were recorded in the whole of last year.
  • In Paris, Trudeau defends benefits of EU-Canada trade deal

    04/16/2018 9:18:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 16, 2018 10:51 AM EDT
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron have discussed a renewed economic partnership to boost growth, jobs and investments in their two countries. […] Trudeau said “we already see the results” of the new trade rules, called the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Implementation Act (CETA). Canadian imports from France have increased 4 percent last year and Canadian investments in France have jumped 23 percent, he said. …
  • Germany Abets a New World War

    04/16/2018 5:11:31 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 30 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 15 April 2018 | Caroline Glick
    snip Distressingly, one of the key parties blocking U.S. efforts to curb Iranian capabilities in all areas is one of America’s closest allies: Germany. Although Germany is a member of NATO and is perceived as a loyal U.S. ally, in practice, Germany is one of Iran’s most powerful protectors and promoters. For the past several weeks, administration officials have told reporters that Germany is selling Iran technology that Iran is using to help the Assad regime replenish its chemical weapons stocks. Last week, the Jerusalem Post reported that the Germany’s Krempel Group provided components found on the Iranian rockets used...
  • Germans fear the rise of 'lawless' neighborhoods, poll shows

    04/16/2018 12:31:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 04.15.2018 | Elizabeth Schumacher (with DPA)
    A poll published on Sunday by Germany’s biggest tabloid, Bild, found that just a little over half of Germans believe there are neighborhoods in the country so dangerous that even police fear to tread there. About 51 percent of participants said that they believed lawless “no-go” zones existed, whereas 41 percent said there were no such areas in Germany. About 77 percent said they wished police would crack down harder on crime syndicates. The somewhat dubious concept of lawless areas in Germany has been promoted in no small part by disproportionate reporting of crimes committed by migrants and foreigners in...
  • Russia-West 'alienation' is worrying: German president

    04/15/2018 10:16:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 15 April 2018 15:51 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Sunday voiced alarm over the growing “alienation” between Russia and the West, stressing the need for dialogue as post-Cold War tensions peak. Speaking to the Bild am Sonntag newspaper, Steinmeier said last month’s poisoning of a former Russian spy in England, which Britain and its allies blame on Moscow, was “a very serious incident”. “But we should be at least as worried about the galloping alienation between Russia and the West, the consequences of which stretch far beyond this case,” the former foreign minister said. Moscow vehemently denies involvement in the nerve agent poisoning of...
  • Saudi Arabia’s Top Cleric: Fighting Jews Forbidden, Hamas a Terror group

    11/19/2017 5:39:32 PM PST · by smileyface · 56 replies
    United with Israel ^ | Nov 17, 2017 | United with Israel Staff
    The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia issued a ruling forbidding war against the Jews and proclaiming that Hamas is a terror group. The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, Abdulaziz Al Sheikh, issued a surprising religious ruling, saying that fighting against Israel was inappropriate and that Hamas is a “terror organization.” The Muslim cleric issued the ruling while answering a question on a television program regarding the Palestinian riots surrounding the Temple Mount in July, Turkey’s Anadolu news agency reported. Israel’s Communications Minister Ayoub Kara welcomed the unexpected decision and invited the Mufti to visit Israel.