Category Archives: Germany

Human Flow

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, and head of the Bavarian CSU, Horst Seehofer, have agreed to cap the annual number of refugees at 200,000. As the Guardian comments, the “refugee cap deal is widely being interpreted as mainstream conservatives yielding to … Continue reading

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When Angela Merkel Changed Her Mind

In July last year, German Chancellor Angela Merkel shocked the public with a cold-hearted response to a Palestinian refugee girl who expressed (go to 0:30), in perfect German after having lived there for four years, her wish for a normal … Continue reading

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PEGIDA Shows its True Colors

With abhorrence I have followed the reincarnation of racism in Germany this year. Pegida (“Patrioten Europas gegen die Islamisierung des Abendlandes”, or Europe’s patriotsĀ  against Islamization of the Occident) has its origins in East Germany and, in particular, Saxonia, no-go … Continue reading

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Auschwitz and the Germans

After World War II, a Russian, a Pole and a German are asked by a journalist, “Excuse me, what is your opinion about the current meat shortage?” The Russian asks, “What’s an opinion?” When the journalist asks the Pole, he … Continue reading

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“These Are the Worst Times Since the Nazi Era”

Dieter Graumann, president of Germany’s Central Council of Jews recalled Kristallnacht when interviewed by The Guardian. Inappropriate Nazi comparisons have also been made as regards Israel’s newest assault on Gaza, a besieged and largely defenseless, mostly civilian population living in … Continue reading

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