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Germany: Merkel to Hold New Round of Talks in Bid to Form Coalition

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 12:30pm 12/5/2017 at 12:30pm
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Two weeks ago, Angela Merkel’s attempt to form a three-way coalition came to an abrupt end after her traditional ally, pro-Business Free Democrats (FDP), unexpectedly walked out of the talks, citing irreconcilable differences over immigration and other key issues. After failing to form the government in the first round, Merkel will...

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Germany’s Intel Worries About Islamist Mobilization in the Balkans

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Posted by    Friday, December 1, 2017 at 8:30am 12/1/2017 at 8:30am
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German Intelligence Agency (BND) is concerned about the Islamist ideology increasing its influence in the Balkan region, German newspapers report. The main focus of Germany’s foreign intelligence agency is the Muslim-majority country of Bosnia-Herzegovina. The agency has been alarmed by massive investments being made by Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries in the religious and Islamist...

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German TV Pulls Sponsorship of Roger Waters Concert over BDS

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Posted by    Monday, November 27, 2017 at 11:30am 11/27/2017 at 11:30am
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German public broadcaster Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) withdrew its sponsorship of a Roger Waters concert in Cologne, after local activists objected to the allocation of public funds to former Pink Floyd frontman known for his support for the anti-Israel boycott campaign, German newspapers report.

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Merkel Government Wants to Bring Back Children of German ISIS Terrorists

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Posted by    Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 11:03am 11/23/2017 at 11:03am
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Berlin wants to bring back the children of German Islamic State terrorists currently being held under Iraqi detention, German newspapers report.

German Foreign Office has asked the Iraqi government to grant exit permits to the children of captive Islamic State members. Many of these children hold “ISIS birth certificates,” a German broadcaster reported. So...

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Merkel’s Future in Limbo as German Coalition Talks Fail

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Posted by    Monday, November 20, 2017 at 12:00pm 11/20/2017 at 12:00pm
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s hope of securing a fourth term possibly came to an end last night after the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) unexpectedly pulled out after four weeks of coalition talks. The collapse of the three-way talks between the Christian Conservatives, the leftist Greens, and the Free Democrats could bring...

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Israel welcomes more members of Bnei Menashe “lost tribe” from India

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Posted by    Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 12:30pm 11/19/2017 at 12:30pm
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This week, Israel welcomed 162 members of a Jewish community from India who regard themselves as one of the lost Israelite tribes.

The new immigrants from the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram will be joining 1700 members of their community already living in the Jewish State. The Bnei Menashe, as this Jewish...

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India Bids for Israel’s Offshore Oil and Gas Blocks

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Posted by    Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 1:00pm 11/16/2017 at 1:00pm
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In what amounts to a significant policy shift, Indian public sector companies are bidding for Israeli offshore oil and gas fields. A consortium led by India’s state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is seeking drilling rights in 24 offshore blocks in Israel’s Mediterranean waters, Indian and Israeli newspapers reported on Wednesday.

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Israel’s IDF Trains Indian Special Forces

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 8:30am 11/14/2017 at 8:30am
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Israel’s elite Air Force instructors are training Indian Special forces, Israeli media reports confirm. Israel Defense Forces’ Airborne Rescue and Evacuation Unit 669 is carrying out joint drills with Garud Commando Force, the Special Forces unit of the Indian Air Force.

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Poverty in Germany Reaches Record High

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Posted by    Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 1:30pm 11/9/2017 at 1:30pm
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“It’s just obvious you can’t have free immigration and a welfare state,” Nobel prize-winning economist Milton Friedman warned decade ago. Germany, on the brink of Angela Merkel’s fourth term as country’s Chancellor, is discovering the painful truth behind these words.

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India’s Top Business School Launches ‘Israel Center’, Seeks Stronger Academic Ties

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 11:30am 11/7/2017 at 11:30am
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One of the leading business schools in India, Bangalore-based Indian Institute of Management (IIM), has set up an ‘Israel Center’ on its campus with the aim to “bridge academic collaboration” between India and Israel.

The center will carry out academic research, and promote faculty and student exchange programs between the two countries. “The...

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The Rise of Jihad in Central Asia

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Posted by    Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 1:30pm 11/2/2017 at 1:30pm
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With the New York truck attacker having been identified as an Uzbek national, at least four of the recent high-profile Islamist terror attacks have been carried out by either an Uzbek national or an ethnic Uzbek. This list includes the Stockholm truck attack that killed four and the Saint Petersburg bombing...

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Merkel Struggles to Form Coalition Government

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 1:00pm 10/31/2017 at 1:00pm
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More than a month after the parliamentary election, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel is struggling to form a coalition government. Merkel’s conservative CDU party, which won 33 percent of the vote, will need half of the seats in the German parliament to build a ruling coalition. With her previous coalition partner, the Social Democratic...

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Berlin Police Carry Out Anti-Terror Raid Ahead Of Christmas

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Posted by    Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 11:30am 10/26/2017 at 11:30am
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It’s that time of the year here again in Germany. As winter sets in, the first Christmas decorations have started appearing on the shop fronts. Before you know it, the Christmas markets will be coming up in every town and city across the country.

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Prime Minister Netanyahu to Visit India in January

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 1:00pm 10/24/2017 at 1:00pm
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Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced his plans to visiting India in January. The announcement comes less than four months after India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic visit to Israel — the first ever such visit by a sitting Indian head of the government. The visit will t...

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Anti-Establishment “Trump-style” Billionaire Wins Czech Election

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Posted by    Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 11:12am 10/22/2017 at 11:12am
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It is getting lonely for Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel on the European stage as another EU member country elects an anti-establishment government. Less than a week after the stunning electoral performance by  Austria’s right-wing Freedom Party, the Czech Republic has elected the anti-EU candidate Andrej Babis and his party in yesterday’s...

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French Parliament Passes ‘Tough’ Anti-Terror Law

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Posted by    Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 11:30am 10/19/2017 at 11:30am
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France’s parliament on Wednesday passed a new anti-terrorism law that gives law enforcement sweeping powers to search homes, carry out surveillance, and set up borders checks. The new law replaces the state of national emergency that came into effect after the 2015 Paris attacks, which killed 130 people. The state of...

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Austria’s Student Union Rejects Anti-Israel Boycott Campaign

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 1:00pm 10/17/2017 at 1:00pm

Last week, Austria’s National Union of Students (ÖH), the country’s leading student body, passed a sternly worded resolution condemning the anti-Israel boycott campaign — or the “Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions” Movement — trying to get a foothold in the country. The student body raised concerns about the “growing presence of the...

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