WATCH: Adam Armoush, an Israeli Arab and another man, both wearing traditional kippot on their heads, became victims of an anti-Semitic beating to show the world how “terrible” it is to be Jewish in Berlin.
• Germany’s Foreign Minister said Germany has a responsibility “to protect Jewish lives.”
By Reuters, Eldad Beck & Israel Hayom Staff
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Thursday that the country’s “responsibility to protect Jewish lives will never end” at a celebration of Israel’s 70th Independence Day in Berlin.
The event took on special significance amid concerns that anti-Semitism could be on the rise in Germany. Continue Reading »
Berlin state interior minister Frank Henkel, “Anyone who calls for the destruction of an entire people and promotes war and violence is abusing the right” of free speech and assembly.
The Berlin State Senate has agreed to ban Hezbollah flags, with their image of an upraised assault weapon, from an anti-Israel Al Quds march, likening the symbol to a call for genocide.
Anti-Israel Hezbollah parade in Lebanon
The announcement came following a request by the American Jewish Committee in Berlin. The march is scheduled for Saturday.
Berlin state interior minister Frank Henkel, on the advice of the Berlin police, said that the flags would be added to the propaganda material that is not permitted to be displayed publicly. Continue Reading »
Delegation of 15 yr-old Israelis take 3rd place out of 37 countries competing at the Junior Achievement contest in Berlin.
By Shlomi Balbul
Israeli teenagers won third place at a competition for young entrepreneurs held by the Junior Achievement organization in Berlin last week.
Booth of the Israeli team in Berlin
The teens presented Sit Up, a safety harness allowing children aged seven and younger to be carried on one’s shoulder, at the competition.
Start-up companies formed by teens from 37 countries participated at this year’s contest. At 15, the Israelis happened to be the youngest participants this year.
Over 20,000 students from around Europe, who founded hundreds of small companies, were involved in this year’s contest. Continue Reading »
14th European Maccabi Games hosted 2,322 Jewish athletes from all over the world in Berlin for largest Shabbat Dinner ever.
By POLINA GARAEV
The European Maccabiah set a new Guinness world record – and it had nothing to do with sports.
2,322 Jewish athletes from all over the world set a new Guinness world record for the biggest Shabbat dinner during the 2015 Maccabiah Games in Berlin July 31, 2015 – Photo: i24news/Polina Garaev
2,322 athletes participating in the games taking place in Berlin and guests of the Maccabi organization who gathered on Friday at the largest hotel in Germany, broke the record for the largest Shabbat dinner. Continue Reading »
Outside the ‘Palestinians in Europe Conference’ in Berlin, a counter-rally of some 50 activists organized by a coalition of Jewish & pro-Israel groups, demonstrated with banners like, “Free Gaza from Hamas” & “Make Peace Not War”
By Reuters & Israel Hayom Staff
A small gathering of anti-Hamas protesters rallied in Berlin during the 13th edition of the Palestinians in Europe Conference, while pro-Palestinian demonstrators streamed through the German capital protesting against Israel.
The protest against the Conference of Palestinians in Berlin – Photo: Reuters
The situation of Palestinian refugees in Syria and the drafting of a declaration on Palestinian rights, such as the right of return, was to top the agenda at the one-day gathering, organized by the Palestinian Community of Germany and the British-based consultant firm Palestinian Return Centre. Continue Reading »