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15.06.2015                     28.Siwan 5775

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Nach dem Gaza-Krieg:

Die Menschen wollen nur noch weg

Nach dem jüngsten Krieg hatte Ramzi Mahdi endgültig genug. „Das möchte ich nicht noch einmal erleben“, sagt der junge Arzt aus Gaza-Stadt. Als Freiwilliger half er im vergangenen Sommer im Schifa-Krankenhaus in der Notaufnahme aus. Die Verletzungen, die er in den fünf Wochen versorgte, waren schrecklich. Spätestens seitdem steht für den 29 Jahre alten Mediziner fest, dass er sich als Chirurg spezialisieren will – weit weg von Gaza. „Ich will nach Deutschland“, sagt Ramzi Mahdi….


Kinder des Holocaust:

„Ich werde immer nur ,Name unbekannt‘ sein“

Unter den sechs Millionen Opfern des Holocaust sind etwa 1,5 Millionen Kinder. Rund 5000 polnisch-jüdische Kinder überlebten – weil ihre Eltern Menschen fanden, die die Kinder versteckten, zum Teil als ihre eigenen ausgaben. Manche leisteten einen Freundschaftsdienst oder hatten Mitleid mit dem Schicksal ihrer jüdischen Mitbürger, andere ließen sich für das Verstecken der Kinder bezahlen….


Schmonzes:

Oase der Freiheit

Israel, das ist doch ein einziges Wolkenkuckucksheim. Selten wurde mir die Absurdität der Existenz dieses winzigen Landes so bewusst wie beim Anflug auf den Ben Gurion Airport vergangene Woche. Ich war noch ein Kind, da erzählte mir meine Mutter, dass das früher alles nur Sand gewesen sei. Immer wenn wir durch Tel Aviv liefen, wo sich mittlerweile Wohnsilos in die Höhe reckten, erinnerte sie sich ungläubig: „Alles nur Sand!“ Und heute, 20 Jahre später? Selbst die Vororte haben sich in die Stadt hineingefressen, die Hochhäuser sind noch höher geworden, die Highways breiter, Industrie und Landwirtschaft noch intensiver. Ich blicke vom Flugzeug herab und denke: Früher, als ich noch ein Kind war, da war das alles nur Sand….


Berlin:

Barenboim-Said-Akademie kommt voran

Die Akademie des Dirigenten Daniel Barenboim für junge Musiker aus dem Nahen Osten lädt heute zum Richtfest ein. Bis zum Herbst 2016 sollen Proberäume sowie ein Konzertsaal mit 622 Plätzen in einem Teil des ehemaligen Magazingebäudes der Staatsoper Unter den Linden fertig sein….


„Kalif“ Erdogan:

Keine Selbstkritik, keine Zweifel, keine Zukunft

Wer meinte, die Niederlage seiner AKP habe dem türkischen Staatspräsidenten Recep Tayyip Erdoğan zu denken gegeben, der wird enttäuscht. In seinem ersten Auftritt nach der Wahlschlappe ließ er die Schadenfrohen und Hoffnungsvollen im Westen, die in der Türkei bereits einen autoritären Herrscher heranwachsen sahen, wissen: Freut euch nicht zu früh! Solange man sich an ihm abarbeitet, habe er die Gewissheit, auf dem richtigen Weg zu sein. Von Selbstkritik keine Spur. Selbstzweifel? Sind bei diesem Mann nicht angelegt….


Gedenkstättenarbeit:

Neuer Präsident für Dachau-Komitee

Überraschender Wechsel an der Spitze des Internationalen Dachau-Komitees (CID): Präsident Pieter Dietz de Loos ist nach zehn Jahren zurückgetreten. Der 64-jährige Niederländer legte auf einer außerordentlichen Sitzung am Samstag in München sein Amt nieder. Diesen Schritt begründete Pieter Dietz de Loos mit seinem Alter und seiner Arbeitsüberlastung. Allerdings gingen dem Rücktritt anhaltende Querelen im Verband voraus. Einzelne Mitglieder klagten wiederholt über den Führungsstil des Präsidenten, den sie als zu eigenmächtig und dirigistisch empfanden….


Nachbarn:

Syrien-Flüchtlinge dürfen doch in die Türkei

Tausende Syrer sind vor den heftigen Kämpfen um die Stadt Tel Abjad über die Grenze in die Türkei geflüchtet. Türkische Sicherheitskräfte hatten zunächst versucht, die Menschen nicht ins Land zu lassen: Mit Wasserwerfern und Warnschüssen trieben sie die Menge am Samstag und Sonntag am Grenzübergang Akçakale auseinander. Am Abend durften die Flüchtlinge die Grenze schließlich doch passieren….


Westjordanland:

Israel bestraft Soldaten für Gewalt gegen Palästinenser

Wegen gewaltsamen Vorgehens gegen einen Palästinenser im Westjordanland hat die israelische Armee Strafen gegen vier Soldaten verhängt. Wie das Armeeradio und mehrere Internetportale gestern berichteten, wurde der Kommandant der betreffenden Einheit nach dem Vorfall vom Freitag gerügt. Ein Soldat erhielt 30-tägigen Arrest in seinem Stützpunkt, zwei weitere jeweils 28-tägige Haftstrafen in einem Militärgefängnis, die aber ausgesetzt wurden….


Neue Schätzung:

Die Zahl der atomaren Sprengköpfe sinkt, doch die Atommächte enwickeln neue Nuklearwaffen

Sämtliche Atommächte der Welt arbeiten dem Friedensforschungsinstitut Sipri zufolge an der Neuentwicklung von Nuklearwaffen oder der Modernisierung ihrer Arsenale. Auch wenn die Gesamtzahl der Sprengköpfe zurückging gibt es heute mehr einsatzbereite Nuklearwaffen. Die Gesamtzahl der Sprengköpfe ging im Vergleich der Jahre 2014 und 2015 erneut zurück, von 16’350 auf 15’850, wie die Forscher aus Stockholm am Montag anlässlich der Veröffentlichung ihres Jahrbuchs mitteilten. Die Zahl der einsatzbereiten Atomwaffen stieg demnach aber von 4000 auf 4300. In hoher Einsatzbereitschaft befänden sich weltweit 1800 Sprengköpfe….


Lutherlesung im Dom:

Reformator beließ es beim Umtrunk

„Wie wir Dich grüßen, großer Luther“, so war der Vortrag von Landessuperintendent Dr. Christian Brandy am Freitagabend im Dom überschrieben. 120 Zuhörer ließen sich von Brandy in die Geschichte der Lutherjubiläen entführen. Ein erstes Jubiläum habe dieser selbst veranstaltet, in Form eines Umtrunkes, 1527, also zehn Jahre nach der Reformation. In Folge habe er sich jedoch gegen jede Überhöhung von kirchlichen Ereignissen und Personen gewendet….


Mossadstolenmyshoe:

Schächten, Schachern, Schuhe klauen!

Man muss den Mann verstehen. Er hat es nicht leicht. Das Wetter ist meistens schlecht in Großbritannien und der Kampf gegen die Weltjudenheit ermüdend. Da kann man schon mal auf lustige Ideen kommen. Und außerdem ist es ja auch wirklich ärgerlich, wenn man nach einem power-napping aufwacht und nur noch einen Schuh findet. Den muss doch einer geklaut haben. Der wird ja nicht von alleine weg gelaufen sein! Schließlich hat er ihn doch immer gut behandelt! Seinen Schuh!….


Bücher:

Von Bankern und Menschen

Karl Engel, ein Züricher Privater Banker, wird zur Kundenakquirierung nach Johannesburg versetzt. Dort herrschen, Mitte der Neunzigerjahre jedoch bürgerkriegsähnliche Zustände und Chaos. Bei seinen Versuchen, neue Kunden unter den wohlhabenden Südafrikanern zu gewinnen und die bisherigen zu betreuen, begegnen ihm Goldsucher und Wodkatrinker, Buren und Inder. Am Ende stehen die ersten demokratischen Wahlen, aus denen Nelson Mandela als Sieger hervorgeht….


Nahost:

Dreaming of a Druse state

A “Druse State” existed in Syria from 1921 to 1936 located in the Jabal Druse – which means Druse Mountain‒ region that gave the state its eponymous name. Jabal Druse is part of the volcanic heights in southwest Syria, some sixty kilometers from the Jordanian border and a similar distance from the Israeli border with Syria along the Golan Heights….


Peinlich:

Egyptians on social media aghast over Golda Meir display at Giza museum

Egyptians on social media were aghast over the weekend after it was learned that a museum in Giza had dedicated a display to the late prime minister Golda Meir as part of an exhibition about leading women figures. According to Al-Ahram, a photograph of the Golda Meir section of the exhibit went viral on social media, prompting a backlash against the museum in the Pharaonic Village of Giza….


Kultur:

Controversial film about Rabin assassin to be screened at Jerusalem festival

A documentary about Yigal Amir, the nationalist who assassinated the late prime minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995, will be screened at a Jerusalem film festival that is partly subsidized by the state. The film, Beyond the Fear, features interviews with Amir’s relatives, including his wife, Larissa, and his mother, Geula Amir. It also includes taped conversations between Amir and his son. One scene shows Amir reading a bedtime story to his son over the telephone….


Gaza-Krieg:

Key findings from Israel’s report on the 2014 Gaza conflict

The Foreign Ministry on Sunday published an inter-ministerial report on last summer’s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza intended to preempt the UN Human Rights Council commission report on the Gaza operation that is expected to be released this week. The following are some key findings from Israel’s report on Operation Protective Edge, titled “The 2014 Gaza Conflict: Factual and Legal Aspects.”….


Konflikt um Zwangsernährung:

Doctors come out against bill to force-feed prisoners

The Israel Medical Association and Physicians for Human Rights-Israel protested against the cabinet’s decision on Sunday to approve the renewal of the legislative process to allow force-feeding of hunger-striking prisoners. IMA chairman Dr. Leonid Eidelman wrote to Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked to object to the cabinet pushing through the bill, which was removed from the agenda of the 19th Knesset after it was passed on its first reading. The legislation would make it possible to obtain a court order to give medical treatment and/or forcefeed against the hunger striker’s will and even his active opposition….


Analyse:

Foreign Ministry to UNHRC – Bring it on; but is Israel really ready?

The stage is set, the main actors have taken their positions and in a day or a matter of days, the main event will begin. The Foreign Ministry’s robust report on the 2014 Gaza war was meant to strike hard and deep at the United Nations Human Rights Council report expected to be published with highly negative conclusions about the IDF’s conduct during the war and alleged war crimes….


Washington:

Congressmen call on Obama to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital after US court ruling

President Barack Obama must use his executive power to officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, pro-Israel congressmen said after last week’s US Supreme Court decision to strike down a congressional law allowing “Israel” to be written as the birthplace on passports of Jerusalem-born Americans. The Supreme Court took the Obama’s administration’s side in Zivotovsky v….


IDF:

IDF disciplines soldiers seen beating Palestinian during violent disturbance

The IDF on Sunday tried and punished four soldiers involved in an incident on Friday in which a Palestinian man was struck and verbally assaulted during a violent disturbance. Kfir infantry brigade commander Col. Asher Ben Lulu concluded an in-depth investigation into an incident, which was captured on film, in the West Bank village of Jalazun….


Jerusalem:

3 Border Police officers wounded during Jerusalem riot and stolen car arrest

Three Border Police officers were hospitalized Saturday night after one was struck in the face by a rock during a riot in east Jerusalem’s Shuafat, while two other officers were wounded when a stolen car driven by a Palestinian man rammed into their vehicle, police said Sunday. According to Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld, the riot began late Saturday night when hundreds of Palestinians gathered in the Shuafat refugee camp and began throwing rocks and firebombs at responding Border Police units….


Keine Einreise:

Israel refuses entry to UN special investigator Wibisono

Israel last week refused entry to Makarim Wibisono, the UN special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories, who is working on a report on rights violations in east Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza. Wibisono plans to submit the report to the 70th session of the General Assembly this fall in New York….


Gaza-Krieg:

Israel presents its own report on Gaza war: Hamas is to blame

In a move designed to blunt the impact of an upcoming UN report on last summer’s Gaza conflict expected to castigate Israel, Jerusalem on Sunday rolled out its own 277- page report that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said presented the “true picture” of Operation Protective Edge. “The report proves unequivocally that the actions carried out by the IDF and the security forces during the operation were in accordance with international law,” Netanyahu said at the weekly cabinet meeting, where he was presented the report….


Hadash Partei:

Israel in ‘blood covenant’ with ISIS and US to divide Syria

The Jewish-Arab Hadash Party, which is the most moderate of the parties in the Joint List, pedaled a conspiracy theory on Sunday saying Israel is in “a true blood covenant” with the Islamic State, according to a statement. “Cooperation between Israel and the Nusra Front is indicative of the partnership between them and American imperialism in their plan to break up Syria and divide the Syrian people,” said the statement issued by spokesman Raja Zaatry. The answer to the massacres and sectarianism is “to stand with the Syrian people against imperialism, Zionism, and the Arab [response].”….


Likud Partei:

High turnout in fateful vote

The Likud’s internal court is set to convene this week to rule on appeals of the results of Sunday’s vote on how the party’s MKs will be elected. Results of the vote were not available by press time, but both sides hinted that the Likud’s bylaws were sufficiently unclear to require an appeal to the party’s court, headed by former MK Michael Kleiner, if they lost. Kleiner declined appeals to change the procedure of the voting before polls opened Sunday, saying he could convene his court after the results were in….


Erdgas:

Cabel: Government must bring gas deal to Knesset

The government cannot finalize its natural gas deal behind closed doors in the security cabinet, Knesset Economics Committee chairman Eitan Cabel wrote in a letter to Economy Minister Arye Deri on Sunday, demanding that the latter appear before the panel. Cabel’s letter came in light of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s reported plan to hold a security cabinet meeting on the gas deal on Monday, in which he would revoke Antitrust Commissioner David Gilo’s authority when it comes to ensuring there is sufficient competition in the natural gas market, and giving it to Deri….


Politik und Diplomatie:

Lapid using US trip to build future PM credentials

When Yesh Atid ran for the first time in the 2013 election, its leader, Yair Lapid, said he would demand the education portfolio for himself following the formation of the government. Asked by The Jerusalem Post ahead of the election if he would demand the Foreign Ministry for himself and the Education Ministry for his number two, Shai Piron, if his party did unexpectedly well, Lapid acted like the possibility had never even entered his mind….


Politik und Diplomatie:

Netanyahu on receipt of Gaza war report: Israel will fight anti-Israel lies

Israel will work in all ways possible to fight against anti-Israel lies, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at Sunday’s cabinet meeting upon receiving an inter-ministerial report of last summer’s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza. The Foreign Ministry made public the report, which has been in the works for months, in the afternoon. The timing of the release is to preempt the UN Human right’s Council commission report on the Gaza operation that is expected to be released this week….


Ultraorthodoxe:

Haredi party aims to get its male and female lawyers seats in the Israel Bar Association

Tuesday’s Israel Bar Association election will have different colors for the first time – more black and white – and maybe even a judge with a wig. Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) lawyers have united for the first time to run an all-haredi list to put their stamp on the association. The new party is called “Faith in the Workplace” and is led by Yossi Weitzman, head of the association’s collections department….


Jerusalem:

Jerusalem Night Run on eve of Ramadan excludes Muslims, Jewish-Arab running NGO says

By scheduling Thursday’s fourth annual Jerusalem Night Run on the first day of Ramadan, the municipality has excluded Muslim runners in the city who hoped to participate, the head of the Jewish- Arab running NGO, Runners without Borders, said on Sunday. The popular 10K foot race through the Old City and other historic sites of the capital begins at 8:30 p.m., and is expected to draw thousands of amateur and professional runners throughout the country to the First Train Station….


Schiffstaufe:

US Navy christens ship for former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords

The US Navy christened a combat ship named after former US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona. Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, broke a bottle of sparkling wine across the ship’s bow during the naming ceremony Saturday at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. Giffords stepped down from her congressional seat in January 2012 to recover from being shot in the head a year earlier at a political event in Tucson, Arizona. Six people were killed in the shooting by a lone gunman, including a 9-year-old girl….


Ausstellung:

‘Post’, Limmud FSU launch Soviet Jewry exhibition

The Jerusalem Post and Limmud FSU commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Struggle for Soviet Jewry with the opening of an exhibit of extraordinary photographs at the headquarters of the UJA-Federation of New York. The 50-image exhibit will be displayed in California, Washington, DC, Florida, Canada, Jerusalem and in other cities throughout the world….


Zensur?:

U. of Illinois censured after rescinding job offer to professor over anti-Israel tweets

A national professors’ organization voted to censure the University of Illinois for rescinding the appointment of Steven Salaita over anti-Israel tweets. The American Association of University Professors released a report in April that found that the University of Illinois violated the principles of academic freedom and tenure in rescinding the Salaita ‘s appointment over his tweets. The vote on censure took place on Saturday at the association’s annual meeting in Washington D.C….


Jerusalem:

Polish foreign minister emphasizes historical symbiosis of Poles and Jews

Poland has an important place in Jewish history, Foreign Minister Grzgorz Schetyna told President Reuven Rivlin on Sunday, at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem. Schetyna said it was important after the election in Israel and the presidential election in Poland, for him to be in Israel, which he last visited seven years ago in his capacity as Poland’s minister of internal affairs and administration….


Nukleargespräche:

Rouhani pledges to reach a good nuclear deal for Iranians

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gave a vigorous defense of nuclear negotiations to a domestic crowd on Sunday, pledging to reach a deal that would lift the hardship of sanctions as the talks enter their final weeks. Speaking at a televised rally in the northeastern city of Bojnord, to mark the second anniversary of his 2013 election victory, Rouhani used sweeping rhetoric to play up the benefits of easing Iran’s long international isolation….


Analyse:

Iran’s war on Christians casts doubt on nuclear agreement

After his campaign promises in 2013 to guarantee the rights of religious minorities in the Islamic Republic of Iran, the country’s self-declared moderate President Hassan Rouhani has remained silent about the ongoing crackdown on Christians. Rouhani’s indifference to imprisoned Christians is a form of complicity in human rights violations and a window into a flawed nuclear negotiation process….


Nukleargespräche:

Rouhani: Iran won’t allow nuclear inspections to jeopardize state secrets

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday he would not put state secrets at risk in the country’s nuclear negotiations, becoming the latest senior official to express reservations about intrusive inspections sought by world powers. The question of inspectors‘ access to Iran’s nuclear sites and military bases is a major sticking point in the nuclear negotiations between Iran and world powers, which are aiming to strike a deal by June 30….


Islamischer Staat:

One year on, ISIS is only digging deeper into Mosul, Iraq

Mohammed Ismail shakes his head slowly when Mosul is mentioned. It’s been a year since he’s seen his hometown — a place full of history and diversity, he enthuses, before he stops himself. “What’s left of it now I don’t know,” he continues. Ismail fled Mosul on June 15, 2014, five days after Islamic State, also called ISIS or ISIL, wrested full control of the city from an inept Iraqi army….


Digitale Welt:

Digital rights activists, experts slam Israel’s national biometric database project

Computer and information security experts warn that defects in the biometric database the Interior Ministry is building could lead to information leaking from the system, according to a new report, released ahead of the conclusion of the biometric database’s trial period at the end of this month. The report’s authors say that the Biometric Database Management Authority left out information in its report on the trial period in an attempt to mislead decision-makers. The report was published by the Digital Rights Movement, which opposes the biometric database. When the trial period is over, the Knesset will have to decide whether to require people to join the biometric database, continue the trial period or to delete the database….


Südwest-Israel:

Education Ministry scraps move to end postwar therapy near Gaza

A therapy program the Education Ministry initiated after last summer’s war for pupils and families in communities near the Gaza Strip will not shut down due to a lack of funds, after the Prime Minister’s Office yesterday approved the transfer of 3 million shekels to the program through the National Emergency Authority. Earlier yesterday, the ministry had told its psychologists in the region to wind up their treatment of children and families by the end of the week because the money had run out….


Libyen:

Key jihadist Belmokhtar killed in U.S. strike, Libyan gov’t says

Libya’s recognized government said on Sunday that Algerian veteran militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar, a major figure in North African and Sahel Islamist insurgencies, has been killed in a U.S. air strike inside Libya. „The Libyan government in the east of Libya confirms that the U.S fighter jets conducted air strikes last night in a mission which resulted in the death of the terrorist Belmokhtar,“ Libya’s recognized government said….


London:

London Jews should prepare for a mayoral campaign of hate

On July 4, a small band of neo-Nazis are planning to march through Golders Green in North London, on what the organizers are calling an “anti-Jewification demonstration.” Naturally, the event has provoked an outcry across the political spectrum, and if the march eventually goes ahead, the marchers are certain to be outnumbered by police, journalists and counter demonstrators of every ideological shade and hue. Since it will be almost exactly 10 months before Londoners next go to the polls to elect a mayor and city assembly, some of the prospective candidates will most likely be there. One of those candidates, should he choose to attend, will draw all the attention and most of the hate away from the neo-Nazis….


Jüdische Welt:

New York honors Muslim who saved Jews during Paris kosher market attack

The Muslim employee who saved 15 French Jews during the terrorist attack on a kosher supermarket was honored in New York. Lassana Bathily was honored on Friday by New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who presented him with an official city proclamation honoring him for his actions in the Hyper Cacher attack in Paris on Jan. 9. Bathily, a Muslim immigrant from Mali who worked at the Hyper Cacher supermarket in Paris, was in the basement when a gunman entered the kosher store. He hid the Jewish shoppers, including a 2-year-old child, in the supermarket freezer….


Wissenschaft:

Israeli scientist makes better sesame seed, wins award

Sesame seeds are enormously popular but they have been a frustrating crop for farmers for thousands of years: the plant is hardy enough but its yields are low. Now a scientist at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has developed methods to improve sesame crop yields while improving the seeds‘ nutritional quality too. In recognition of his work, Dr. Zvi Peleg has been awarded the Kaye Innovation Award for 2015. Peleg’s basic technique is as ancient as agriculture itself: selective breeding. You pick promising plants and cultivate and breed them while junking the inferior ones. But choosing which sesame plants to breed and which to throw out is based on cutting-edge genetic marker technology, Peleg explains to Haaretz….