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Germany Places A Party Under Surveillance

Filed in Commentary by on March 17, 2020 0 Comments
Germany Places A Party Under Surveillance

The Office for the Protection of the Constitution, a┬ádomestic intelligence agency whose mandate is to safeguard German democracy, recently classified a faction of the right-wing Alternative for Germany Party (AfD) as extremist and placed it under official surveillance. In explaining the rationale for taking this drastic but necessary step, Thomas Haldenwang, the president of that […]

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Scandalous Words

Filed in Jewish Affairs by on January 22, 2017 0 Comments
Scandalous Words

Nearly 12 years ago, in Berlin, I covered the official opening of one of the most important and poignant monuments in Germany, the Holocaust Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. Composed of 2,711 rectangular concrete slabs arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field in the center of Germany’s cosmopolitan capital, it pays […]

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