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20.04.2015                     01.Ijar 5775                      Tag 16 des Omer; Rosch Chodesch 2

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Geldregen für die Palästinenser:

Israel gibt blockierte Steuereinnahmen frei

Israel lockert den Druck auf Palästinenserpräsident Mahmud Abbas. Der Autonomiebehörde in den Palästinensergebieten sollten rund 470 Millionen Dollar zurückgehaltener Steuereinnahmen überwiesen werden, kündigte ein israelischer Regierungsmitarbeiter am Samstag an. Israel und die Autonomiebehörde hätten eine Vereinbarung erzielt, und das Geld werde in Kürze ausgezahlt. Abbas informierte am Samstag die Palästinensische Befreiungsorganisation über die bevorstehenden Zahlungen….

 

Kriegsverbrecher:

Die Märchen des Max Merten

​Sein Name stand auf der griechischen Kriegsverbrecher-Fahndungsliste. Aber Dr. Max Merten war sich trotzdem sicher, dass er nicht verhaftet werden würde, als er im April 1957 nach Athen flog, um bei Gericht für seinen ehemaligen Übersetzer und Freund aus der Besatzungszeit auszusagen. Als Statthalter der Wehrmacht in Thessaloniki hatte Merten fünfzehn Jahre davor dazu beigetragen, dass dort mehr als 50.000 Juden ausgeraubt und deportiert wurden – fast die gesamte jüdische Gemeinde….

 

Bürgerkrieg in Jemen:

Iran fordert Ende der saudischen Militärangriffe

Irans Präsident Hassan Ruhani verlangt von Saudi-Arabien, seine Militärangriffe auf Jermen einzustellen. Er hat der UNO einen Friedensplan für die Region vorgelegt. Eine von Saudi-Arabien geführte arabische Allianz greift seit Ende März militärisch in den Bürgerkrieg in Jemen ein. Die Bundesregierung hat mindestens 100 Menschen aus Jemen ausfliegen lassen, darunter auch einige deutsche Staatsbürger. Saudi-Arabien stellt der UNO Hilfsgelder in Höhe von umgerechnet 253 Millionen Euro für Jemen zur Verfügung. Den Menschen fehle es an Medikamenten, Trinkwasser und Nahrung….

 

Auslandsreise:

Seehofer wirbt für Waffenlieferungen nach Saudi-Arabien

CSU-Chef Horst Seehofer hat sich bei einem Gespräch mit dem saudischen König Salman klar für den Export von Militärgütern nach Saudi-Arabien ausgesprochen.Dabei hatte er sich vor zwei Jahren selbst noch gegen Waffen für den Golfstaat ausgesprochen.Nun zettelt Seehofer einen Koalitionskrach in Berlin an. Vizekanzler Sigmar Gabriel (SPD) hatte vor wenigen Wochen in Saudi-Arabien gesagt, er könne mit schweren Waffen nicht dienen….

 

Raketenlieferung:

Netanjahu nennt S-300-Raketenlieferung an Iran «sehr schwerwiegend»

​Israels Ministerpräsident Benjamin Netanjahu hat die geplante Lieferung des russischen Flugabwehrsystems S-300 an den Iran als «sehr schwerwiegend» eingestuft. Der Iran verstärke sein aggressives Verhalten in der Region, sagte er. Bei den Atomverhandlungen mit Teheran werde jedoch kein Versuch unternommen, dieses einzudämmen….

 

Auschwitz:

Beweisen, dass das Judentum lebt

​Zeljko atmet tief ein und streicht sich mit der rechten Hand durchs Gesicht. Dann greift er in seine Jackentasche und holt eine Kippa heraus. Er legt sie sich auf den Hinterkopf, steckt sie fest und richtet dann seinen Blick auf die Bühne. Dort, mitten auf dem Denkmal im ehemaligen Konzentrationslager Auschwitz-Birkenau, setzt Israel Meir Lau zum Totengebet an.

Der Oberrabbiner von Tel Aviv betet gemeinsam mit 11 000 jungen Menschen, Juden und Nichtjuden, um der Opfer des Holocausts zu gedenken, die im größten Vernichtungslager der Nationalsozialisten während des Zweiten Weltkrieges systematisch ermordet wurden….

 

Jemen:

Jemen lehnt iranischen Friedensplan ab

"Wir weisen die iranische Initiative zurück", sagte der jemenitische Regierungssprecher Rajeh Badi der Nachrichtenagentur Reuters. Es handele sich bei dem Friedensplan nur um ein "politisches Manöver". Der Iran hatte bei den Vereinten Nationen einen Plan vorgelegt, der eine sofortige Feuerpause und ein Ende aller militärischen Angriffe im Jemen vorsieht. Zudem beinhaltet er den Zugang zu humanitärer Hilfe und die Rückkehr zu einem Dialog mit dem Ziel einer Regierung der nationalen Einheit….

 

Lebenszeichen:

Palästinensische Einheitsregierung sucht Dialog mit Hamas

​Zehn Monate nach ihrem Amtsantritt haben Minister der palästinensischen Einheitsregierung aus dem Westjordanland dem Gazastreifen einen ungewöhnlichen Besuch abgestattet. Die Politiker wollten mit ihrem Aufenthalt das zwischen ihnen und der dort regierenden Hamas herrschende «Eis brechen», sagte Regierungssprecher Ihab Bsaiso. Konkret wollen sie demnach versuchen, der Hamas etwas von deren Macht zu entreissen….

 

Religion:

Aus der Frühzeit des Korans

Die Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin besitzt eine der weltweit ältesten Koranhandschriften, wie eine Untersuchung kürzlich ergab. Das Manuskript hilft die Geschichte des muslimischen Gründungstextes besser zu verstehen. Teile dieses Manuskripts wurden nun in einem Labor der Eidgenössischen Technischen Hochschule (ETH) Zürich untersucht. Der Textkorpus selbst besteht aus sieben Blättern mit in unterschiedlichen Schriftarten gehaltenen Versen aus den beiden Suren "Die Frauen" und "Der Tisch". Die einzelnen Pergamente haben eine Länge von 35 und eine Breite von 26 Zentimetern. Unübersehbar hat der Zahn der Zeit an den Pergamenten genagt: Einige von ihnen sind durchlöchert, andere weisen leichte Brandspuren auf oder sind an den Ecken aufgeraut….

 

Geschichte – Hamburg:

Gedenkfeier für die ermordeten Kinder vom Bullenhuser Damm

​70 Jahre nach der Ermordung von 20 jüdischen Kindern in Hamburg-Rothenburgsort findet heute in der ehemaligen Schule am Bullenhuser Damm eine Gedenkveranstaltung statt. Die Vereinigung Kinder vom Bullenhuser Damm erwartet dazu Angehörige der Opfer aus Israel, Frankreich, Italien, Deutschland und den USA. Auch rund 50 Jugendliche aus den Herkunftsländern der Opfer wollen teilnehmen….

 

Musikszene Berlin:

“Moses und Aron” – Komische Oper Berlin bringt 200 Darsteller auf die Bühne

​Fast 200 Darsteller für eine Bibel-Geschichte: Mit “Moses und Aron” bringt die Komische Oper Berlin am (heutigen) Sonntag das wohl wichtigste Werk des Komponisten Arnold Schönberg (1874-1951) auf die Bühne. Für die Saga vom Exodus der Juden aus Ägypten bietet Regisseur und Intendant Barrie Kosky ein großes Ensemble auf, zu dem neben zwei Chören auch der russische Stardirigent Vladimir Jurowski gehört, der schon von 1996 bis 2001 Kapellmeister am Opernhaus war….

 

Gedenken:

Gedenkveranstaltung zur Befreiung des KZ Ravensbrück

​ Mit einer Gedenkveranstaltung ist am Sonntag an die Befreiung des früheren Konzentrationslagers Ravensbrück vor 70 Jahren erinnert worden, in dem während der Nationalsozialistischen Herrschaft zehntausende Menschen umgebracht worden sind.

Die deutsche Bildungsministerin Johanna Wanka (CDU) sagte bei der Feierstunde in der Gedenkstätte im nördlichen Brandenburg, die Vergangenheit sei eine Mahnung für die nachfolgenden Generationen. „Verantwortung heißt: Wir dürfen nicht schweigen“, fügte sie mit Blick auf jüngste Fälle von Antisemitismus und Fremdenhass hinzu….

 

Frankreich:

Über 100 Millionen für Antisemitismusbekämpfung

​Der französische Premierminister Manuel Valls verpflichtete sich namens seiner Regierung, einen 107-Millionen-Dollar-Plan zur Bekämpfung von Rassismus und Antisemitismus in seinem Land zu verwirklichen. Der jüngste Zuwachs der Vorurteile in Frankreich sei «untolerierbar», sagte er an einer Pressekonferenz, an der er den Plan verkündete. «Rassismus, Antisemitismus, Hass auf Muslime und auf Ausländer sowie die Homophobie nehmen in unserem Land in einer uinzulässigen Weise zu», betonte Valls….

 

Razzia:

Israel arrests 13 Palestinians in overnight raids across West Bank

Israeli forces operating in the West Bank overnight arrested 13 Palestinians, the military authorities announced on Monday. Five of the Palestinians arrested are suspected of involvement in so-called “popular terrorism and violent disturbances aimed at civilians and security forces”….

 

Hilfe:

Israeli doctors treat two Syrians wounded in ongoing civil war

Israeli doctors at Poriya Hospital near Tiberias treated two Syrians on Monday who suffered wounds as a result of the ongoing civil war. One of the injured is a 28-year-old male who suffered a broken leg and shrapnel lodged in other parts of his body….

 

Regierungsbildung:

Bennett: We'll bolt talks if Shas gets religious portfolio; Likud: Don't threaten us

​Likud MK Ze'ev Elkin criticized Bayit Yehudi chief Naftali Bennett on Monday after the economy minister threatened to end negotiations if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu grants control of the Religious Affairs Ministry to the Sephardi ultra-Orthodox movement Shas. Speaking to Army Radio, Elkin said that the ruling party will not be cowed by threats….

 

Politik & Diplomatie:

Australia, Iran reach tentative agreement to combat ISIS

Australia and Iran have reached a tentative intelligence sharing agreement to combat Islamic State militants fighting in the Middle East, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported on Monday. Australia has sent hundreds of soldiers to Iraq to help train forces fighting the Islamic State group, heightening concerns about reprisal attacks at home….

 

​Scheinheiliger Iran:

Israel benefiting from Saudi ‘dirty’ war on Houthi rebels,senior Iranian politician says

Ali Larijani, the speaker of the Iranian parliament, said on Sunday that Israel is benefiting from Saudi Arabia’s “dirty” war on Yemen, the Iranian Tasnim News Agency reported. Iranian officials have been strongly criticizing the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen for bombing the Houthi rebels, who are supported by Iran….

 

Regierungsbildung:

Netanyahu to ask for coalition extension Monday

​President Reuven Rivlin will formally grant Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu two more weeks to form a governing coalition Monday morning in a ceremony at the President's Residence in Jerusalem. The prime minister will brief the president on how coalition talks are going before they deliver a joint statement to the press. Netanyahu will have until May 6 to build a coalition after not succeeding at finalizing a deal with any party through the first four weeks of negotiations….

 

Politik & Diplomatie:

Israel gets a resounding slap in the face from Putin

​Israel's policy of appeasement toward Russia was again rewarded with a resounding slap in the face. President Vladimir Putin warned Jerusalem against selling lethal weapons to Ukraine. Selling weapons to Ukraine will not achieve its objective, will create more needless victims and “will not change the reality on the ground,” he said….

 

Frankreich:

Will good intentions be enough in French anti-Semitism effort?

​French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Friday announced the beginning of a massive national effort to combat his country’s rising levels of anti-Semitism and immediately began garnering the plaudits of Jews worldwide. While there is no question that the leadership of the Fifth Republic are earnest in their desire to eradicate this scourge that has plagued Europe for centuries, it is less clear whether they will be able to translate this aspiration into concrete gains that will make for a secure long term future for Francophone Jewry….

 

Arabische Parteien:

Joint List will have difficulty integrating if continues with struggle

​The Joint List put a great deal of time and resources into its Hebrew-language election campaign, but its recent efforts to coordinate moves with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas demonstrate that its rhetoric about integration may not have been sincere. Abbas announced on Saturday that all of the Joint List’s MKs will soon visit Qatar, which has supported Hamas and other Islamist movements in the region….

 

Fußball:

Israeli Football Association prepares to fight Palestinian ban proposal

​Worried Israeli soccer chiefs are preparing to fight a Palestinian proposal to have their Football Association suspended from FIFA next month and will meet top officials in Switzerland in the coming week. "Our understanding is that (Israel's suspension) will be put to a vote and we are preparing for it with everybody we need," Israeli FA (IFA) chief executive Rotem Kamer told Israel's Army Radio on Sunday….

 

Verurteilt:

Two men who plotted to bomb Mamilla open mall in Jerusalem sentenced to prison

​The Jerusalem District Court on Sunday sentenced two east Jerusalem residents who planned a massive terrorist attack at Jerusalem’s outdoor Mamilla mall during the High Holy Days in 2013 to lengthy prison sentences. Ahmad Rishek, who was given a 10-year term, and Ismail Abu Mfalfal, who received eight years, were convicted in January of conspiracy to aid an enemy during war and attempted manufacturing of a weapon….

 

Arabische MKs:

Abbas meets with MK Ayman Odeh, calls on Arab countries to allow visits by Israeli Arabs

​All members of the Joint List, headed by MK Ayman Odeh, will soon visit Qatar, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced on Saturday. Abbas made the announcement during a meeting in Ramallah with Odeh and the head of the Islamic Movement (southern branch) in Israel, Abdallah Nimer Darwish….

 

Absage:

Netanyahu won’t attend Russian victory parade for 70th anniversary of World War II

​Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is the latest leader to decide not to attend Russia’s victory parade on Saturday, May 9, to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. Russia has struggled to sway leaders and high-level officials who oppose its support for the insurgency in Ukraine to attend the Moscow ceremony. The leaders of the US, France, and Germany have said they will not attend….

 

Parteistreit:

Bayit Yehudi branch heads want Bennett's power limited

A group of branch heads in Bayit Yehudi united last week in an effort to limit the powers of party chairman Naftali Bennett, Army Radio revealed on Sunday morning. Some 40 branch heads and key activists met on Wednesday to discuss how to change the party’s constitution that grants Bennett more power than any of his predecessors at the helm of Bayit Yehudi or its forerunners….

 

Politik & Diplomatie:

Netanyahu: Russia must halt sale of S-300 to Iran

​Russia must hold its planned delivery of the S-300 air-defense system to Iran, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday, as he continued to assert that Israel has the right to defend itself against Tehran. “Israel will do whatever is necessary to defend the security of the state and its citizens,” Netanyahu said at the weekly cabinet meeting….

 

Neue MK Abgeordnete:

Kulanu's Shasha-Biton wants to narrow social gaps through education

Name: Dr. Yifat Shasha-Biton
Party: Kulanu
Age: 41
Hometown: Kiryat Shmona, where she was born and raised
Family status: Married with three children. Her oldest son is a soldier and she has a 16-year-old son and a nine-year-old daughter.
Profession before becoming an MK: Shasha-Biton received her doctorate in education at age 29, and wrote her dissertation on the influence of education on how Palestinian and Israeli youth understand the concept of peace….

 

Knesset:

MKs vie for deputy Knesset speaker position

​The Knesset is expected to authorize MK Nachman Shai (Zionist Union) and MK Yitzhak Vaknin (Shas) as temporary deputy speakers on Monday, while several parties are pushing their candidates to permanently take the job. The last Knesset had 10 deputy speakers, six from the coalition and four from the opposition. The deputy speaker’s job is to fill in for the Knesset Speaker when he is unable to preside over meetings. Generally, they work in shifts, especially for plenum meetings expected to last many hours….

 

​Vorgeladen:

Former top Yisrael Beitenu MK detained in massive corruption case

Former Yisrael Beytenu MK and deputy minister Faina Kirschenbaum was detained by police and questioned under caution for several hours on Sunday, as part of a corruption investigation involving top officials from the party and their associates. Kirschenbaum was released on condition that she not make any contact with any of the other suspects, and police also secured a travel ban which prevents her from leaving the country….

 

Zahal:

Eisenkot may create more co-ed border security units

​IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot is considering the creation of additional border security battalions – mixed gender units similar in composition to the Caracal Battalion that operates on the Sinai border. The establishment of battalions that specialize in border security will enable other units of infantrymen serving their obligatory service to spend more time training for full-scale war, and less on daily security missions….

 

Hinterbliebenen Familien an Ya'alon:

Prevent joint Israeli-Palestinian memorial service

Criticism against the annual Remembrance Day ceremony held by the organization Combatants for Peace has intensified. The ceremony is a private initiative that allows members of bereaved Israeli and Palestinian families to come together to mourn their losses attributed to the ongoing conflict. According to a report by Army Radio on Sunday, this year 107 bereaved Israeli families from Samaria sent a letter to Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon demanding that he prevent visas from being issued to the Palestinian families wishing to enter Israel to participate in the ceremony….

 

Marihuanafund:

Tel Aviv police bust marijuana growing room at health fund

​Two Holon men in their 20s ran a sizable marijuana growing room inside a health clinic in the city, Tel Aviv police said. The room was discovered on Friday night, when police received a call reporting a break-in at the health clinic building. Once inside the building, officers caught two men in their 20s, who were at the building to work in the growing room, which was set up inside an electrical closet attached to the clinic….

 

Polizeibericht:

Two women, including a Polish tourist, found dead in the north

​The body of a Polish woman who went missing last week in Nazareth was found in a wooded area in the city, police said on Sunday. There were signs of violence on her body, officers said. The tourist, who was in her 20s and traveling with her father, was reported missing by her hotel on Thursday night. No trace of her was found until Sunday, when a passerby spotted her body and notified police….

 

​London:

Major secret meeting of Holocaust deniers convenes in heart of London

A large international conference of Holocaust deniers recently took place in the heart of London, Britain's Daily Mail reported on Saturday. "This is the biggest and most significant meeting of Holocaust deniers that Britain has ever seen. It is a very worrying development," the paper quoted Gerry Gable, an expert on the extreme Right who aided the news outlet's undercover investigation of the event, as saying….

 

Aussenminister Steinmeier:

Relations with Israel 'seem like a miracle'

​At a ceremony marking the 70 years since the liberation of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp near Berlin, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier spoke out against racism and xenophobia. According to AFP, Steinmeier spoke of Germany's responsibility to remember its history and to "stand against injustice, against any form of xenophobia and discrimination"….

 

Verstimmung:

Poland to summon US envoy over FBI head's Holocaust remarks

​Poland has summond the United States' ambassador in Warsaw over an article written by a top US intelligence official on Poland's alleged responsibility for the Holocaust during World War Two, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Sunday. The article by FBI director James Comey, published in the Washington Post earlier this week, prompted an outcry in Poland and drew condemnation in the media and from politicians….

 

ISIS:

New ISIS video purportedly shows shooting, beheading of 30 Ethiopian Christians

​A video purportedly made by Islamic State and posted on social media sites on Sunday appeared to show militants shooting and beheading about 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya. Reuters was not able to verify the authenticity of the video but the killings resemble past violence carried out by Islamic State, which has expanded its reach from strongholds in Iraq and Syria to a conflict-ridden Libya….

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Beteuerung:

Khamenei calls Iran's ambition for nuclear weapons a 'myth'

​Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday the United States had created the "myth" of nuclear weapons to portray Iran as a threat, hardening his rhetoric before nuclear negotiations resume this week. Khamenei has supported the talks but has continued to express deep mistrust of the United States. As the highest authority in Iran, the withdrawal of his support could cause the negotiations to collapse….

 

Kultur:

Nonagenarians reminisce

​The common complaint of older people these days is that no-one wants to listen to them, but that was not the case Sunday when members of The Jerusalem Post editorial staff sat in rapt attention as two nonagenarians, Israel Prize laureate David Rubinger and Post archivist and historian Alexander Zvielli, reminisced about the Israel of their youth – a land to which the Austrian-born Rubinger and the Polish-born Zvielli came before the establishment of the state….

 

​Neuer Nazi-Prozess:

'Accountant of Auschwitz' goes on trial in Germany

Hedy Bohm had just turned 16 when the Nazis packed her and her parents onto a cattle car in May 1944 and sent them from Hungary to the Auschwitz death camp in occupied Poland. After three days and nights in darkness, crammed into the standing-room-only car with babies wailing, the doors were flung open. "An inferno", is how she remembers the scene she saw….

 

Sicherheit:

IDF censor calls for probe of 'leaks' to Haaretz on Israel's economic ties with Iran

Israel's chief military censor, Gen. Sima Vaknin-Gil, is urging Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein to investigate leaks to Haaretz related to economic ties between Israel and Iran, according to a report that aired Sunday on Channel 2 news….

 

Gastgeber:

Jordan hosts international tournament for anti-terror squads

​Jordan on Sunday launched a competition among elite anti-terrorism squads from 18 countries, including fellow members of military coalitions fighting rebels in Yemen and Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria. The 7th annual Warrior Competition is being held at a time when Jordan is stepping up its military role in the region, as part of a U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State and a Saudi-led battle against Shiite rebels in Yemen….

 

Somalia:

Nine killed in bomb attack on UN vehicle in Somalia

Two Kenyans and seven Somali guards were killed in a bomb attack on a vehicle carrying workers to the United Nations compound in Garowe in the Somali region of Puntland on Monday, police said. Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab has claimed responsibility of carrying out the bombing in the northeastern city as police had suspected….

 

Immobilienmarkt:

Price rise of homes in Israel third steepest among 26 countries, Economist reports

​Israeli home prices rose 87.1% from 2008 through 2014, the third-steepest increase among 26 countries, The Economist magazine reported over the weekend. Nevertheless, it said, Israelis homes are not particularly overvalued. Only Brazil and Hong Kong saw a sharper rise in home prices during the those years, a period that for many countries was marked by the worst recession since the 1930s – including a nosedive in home prices — and a struggle to recover….