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Israels Premier:

Netanjahu verdreht Merkels Worte und löst Streit aus

Eigentlich gehören Israel-Reisen zu den schönen Seiten im Leben eines deutschen Parlamentariers. Der Flug nach Tel Aviv ist kurz, das Wetter hervorragend, und die Beziehungen Deutschlands zur einzigen Demokratie im Nahen Osten sind es auch. Aber an diesem Montag reisen der Vorsitzende des Auswärtigen Ausschusses, Norbert Röttgen, und der in der Unionsfraktion für Israel zuständige Roderich Kiesewetter nicht unbeschwert. Die beiden CDU-Politiker haben den Ärger ihrer Kanzlerin im Gepäck….


Syrien:

Rebellen und Regierung halten Waffenruhe ein

Die Waffenruhe in Syrien wird weitgehend eingehalten. Das berichten übereinstimmend die Syrische Beobachtungsstelle für Menschenrechte und das russische Kontrollzentrum in Syrien. Die Angaben können nicht unabhängig überprüft werden. Gefechte habe es im Norden des Landes gegeben, meldete die Beobachtungsstelle. In der Stadt Tell Abjad hätten Kämpfer des Daesh(i) die Kurdenmiliz YPG angegriffen. Dabei seien 70 Islamisten, 20 Kurden sowie zehn weitere Menschen getötet worden….


Kommentar:

Die Hoffnung stirbt zuletzt!

Ein jüdisches Sprichwort sagt: Wenn es nur zwei Wege gibt, wähle den dritten! Es gibt tatsächlich keine bessere Erklärung für das politische Verhalten der Iraner. Sie haben sich bei der Parlamentswahl tatsächlich für den dritten Weg entschieden. Da ein Wahlboykott einer kompletten Niederlage der Reformer gleichgekommen wäre und die Entmachtung der Hardliner aussichtslos war, haben sich die Reformer einen neuen Plan ausgedacht: Ihr Ziel war, die die Konservativen zu schwächen. So stellten sie eine Liste mit den nur wenigen verbliebenen und zugelassenen Reformern auf, mit moderaten Konservativen und mit sogenannten „Unabhängigen“. Diese Liste hieß: „Liste der Hoffnung“. Und diese Hoffnung hat gesiegt….


Wahlen im Iran:

Iranische Reformer fahren Sieg ein

Auch außerhalb der Hauptstadt gewannen die Gemäßigten nach Angaben des Staatsfernsehens deutlich hinzu. Allerdings sind die Mehrheitsverhältnisse im künftigen iranischen Parlament noch nicht ganz klar. 90 Prozent der Stimmen sind ausgezählt. Laut Innenministerrium wird für Montag das Endergebnis erwartet. Bislang war das aus 290 Abgeordneten bestehende Parlament in Teheran von den Konservativen dominiert, Die reformorientierten Kräfte in der Islamischen Republik hatten die Parlamentswahl 2012 boykottiert – aus Protest gegen die Wiederwahl von Präsident Mahmud Ahmadinedschad im Juni 2009….


Zeichen und Wunder:

Grundlagenvertrag Vatikan – Palästina

Mit Anfang des heurigen Jahres ist der Grundlagenvertrag zwischen dem Vatikan und Palästina in Kraft getreten, mit welchem der Heilige Stuhl erstmals in einem offiziellen Dokument den Staat Palästina anerkennt. Das allein wäre schon bemerkenswert, wenn nicht der Inhalt dieses Grundlagenvertrages geradezu als sensationell zu bezeichnen ist: Das Leben und die Aktivitäten der katholischen Kirche werden als Minderheit in einer muslimischen Mehrheitsgesellschaft verbrieft und gefördert….


Koscherer Wein aus Israel:

„Schon im Alten Testament erwähnt“

Dass guter Wein nicht nur in Rheinhessen wächst, weiß jeder. Dass auch Israel internationale Spitzenweine exportiert, dürfte dagegen einigen neu sein. Beim Neujahrsempfang des Mainzer Rotweinclubs im Restaurant Kupferberg konnten die Mitglieder im Rahmen eines Themenabends drei israelische Rote verkosten – fachkundig präsentiert von Weinkenner Valentin Brodbecker. „Wein findet schon im Alten Testament Erwähnung“, erinnert Brodbecker. „Israel gehört damit zu den ältesten Weinanbaugebieten der Welt.“….


Ägyptischer Abgeordneter gerät in Kritik:

Schuhwurf wegen Einladung an Israel-Botschafter

Am Sonntag ist der ägyptische Abgeordnete Tawfik Okasha im Parlament von Kairo von einem Parlamentarier mit Schuhen beworfen worden, während andere Abgeordnete forderten, den Kollegen zu suspendieren. Grund war die Einladung an Haim Koren, den israelischen Botschafter in Ägypten, zum Dinner. Obwohl Ägypten zu den wenigen arabischen Staaten zählt, die nach dem mit amerikanischen Bemühungen 1979 zustande gekommenen Friedensvertrag mit Israel offiziell Beziehungen zum jüdischen Staat aufnahmen, sind die Kontakte zwischen Kairo und Jerusalem stets unterkühlt geblieben, abgesehen von den Sicherheitskontakten, die meistens jedoch unter Ausschluss der Öffentlichkeit stattfinden….


Frankreich:

Eine jüdisch-muslimische Metzgerei in Paris

Das Pariser Geschäft der Zribis ist keine Selbstverständlichkeit in einer Stadt, die erst vor kurzem Opfer von tragischen, religiös-fanatisch motivierten Anschlägen wurde. Und in einer Stadt, in der sich die Berichte über antisemitische Zwischenfälle häufen. Die Metzgerei, ruhig gelegen an einer stillgelegten Bahnstrecke, zeichnet ein deutlich positiveres Bild: Das eines funktionierenden, interkulturellen Zusammenlebens. Und mehr noch. Das Geschäft steht stellvertretend für den Schmelztiegel des 19. Arrondissements. Im Nordosten der französischen Hauptstadt leben laut offiziellen Angaben rund 200.000 Menschen aus nicht weniger als 120 Ländern. Chinesische Gemüsestände gegenüber von afrikanischen Restaurants und türkische Imbissständen: Das 19. Arrondissement steht für Multi-Kulti….


Wahlen im Iran:

Iranians vote (twice) but results are unclear

Couched in many caveats and  relying on tallies that are slowly dripping in, it appears Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his reformist allies have won strong support and secured significant gains in the Majles, Iran’s parliament. It is a major show of support for Rouhani, for whom this was the first electoral test following the nuclear deal he spearheaded with the West, that was implemented last month….


Migranten in Israel:

NGO cites serious shortcoming in treatment of detained migrants by Israel

A report released by a pro-migrant NGO on Monday painted a picture of overcrowding, poor healthcare, insufficient access to legal services and a shortage of translators for the 5,000 African migrants held in the country’s four detention centers. The report, published by the Hotline for Refugees and Migrants, is based on 72 interviews with Eritrean migrants detained primarily at the Holot and Saharonim facilities in the South, but also at the Givon and Yahalom detention centers near Ramle. The NGO also referenced official reports and freedom of information requests….


Oscar-Gewinn:

Holocaust drama ‘Son of Saul’ wins Oscar for best foreign film

„Son of Saul“, the Hungarian Holocaust drama from first-time feature director Laszlo Nemes, won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The film, which was partly financed by the Claims Conference, claimed the prize at the annual Oscar ceremony Sunday night in Los Angeles. The win is the second straight for a Holocaust film in the category. In 2015, the Polish film “Ida,” about a young soon-to-be nun who learns her parents were Jews killed during the war, took home the best foreign film Oscar….


Israel klagt an:

Lebanon violated UNSC resolution calls to disarm Hezbollah more than 2,000 times

Lebanon violated  UN Security Council Resolution 1701, 2,374 times in 2015, according to a report the Israeli Mission released to the UN on Sunday. Resolution 1701 was passed in 2006 and was intended to resolve that summer’s war between Israel and Lebanon. It called for a disarmament of all armed groups in Lebanon, including Hezbollah. It also stated that no armed forces other than the UN Interim Force in Lebanon and the Lebanese army would be posted south of the Litani River….


Analyse zur Iran-Wahl:

Iran election doesn’t change much, but gives regime legitimacy it craves

International media couverage on Sunday regarding the results of Iran’s vote misses the real point – the regime is using the façade of a free election to boost its legitimacy. Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was quick to praise the country for the high turnout in Friday’s vote. While the battle between the hard-liner vs pragmatic camp narrative is playing out, in reality the election to choose the country’s parliament or Majlis, and the Assembly of Experts that will choose the successor to supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is between two sides that support the regime….


PM Netanjahu:

Thirst for destruction driving force of Arab terror for 100 years

A straight line leads from the provocations of Jerusalem’s Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini who incited against Jews in the 1920s to the “wild incitement” today that motivates the current round of terrorism, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday. Netanyahu, who sparked an uproar in October when he said that al-Hussein planted the idea of the final Solution in Hitler’s mind, a position he then clarified later, brought up the mufti again during a speech at a ceremony marking the 100th birthday of former prime minister Yitzhak Shamir….


Video:

Ax-wielding Palestinian terrorist attacks security guard

Israeli security forces on Sunday arrested Saadi Ali Abu Hammad, 21, on suspicion of having attacked a security guard in Ma’aleh Adumim’s only shopping mall with an ax two days earlier. Abu Hammad’s arrest was the result of a joint operation by the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency), the Judea and Samaria District Police and the IDF. Their two day search for him ended after a family member turned him in….


Video:

Saudi TV’s mockery of Nasrallah angers Hezbollah supporters

Dozens of young Hezbollah supporters took to the streets of the predominantly Shi’ite quarter of southern Beirut late Saturday to protest a satirical sendup of their leader, Hassan Nasrallah, which aired on a Saudi-owned satellite television station. The protesters blocked roadways and chanted slogans against the channel, MBC. Lebanese authorities sealed off the area in an effort to calm tensions. Saudi Arabia, the Sunni monarchy, considers Iran-backed Hezbollah a terrorist organization….


Ost-Jerusalem:

Border Police officer wounded in Issawiya riot, Palestinian shot in leg

A Border Police officer responding to a riot in east Jerusalem’s Palestinian Issawiya neighborhood is in light condition after being struck in the head by a large rock thrown from a rooftop there early Sunday evening. According to Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld, shortly after 5 p.m. police units patrolling the flashpoint area were besieged by firebombs and large Jerusalem stones thrown by a mob of young Arab men. “Police units were carrying out operations in Issawiya and local Palestinians started rioting, throwing petrol bombs and Jerusalem stones weighing up to 20 kilos from rooftops at them,” said Rosenfeld shortly after the attack….


Gaza-Angriffstunnel:

At least five Hamas men trapped in Gaza tunnel collapse

A Palestinian newspaper is reporting on Sunday that at least five members of Hamas’ military wing were injured when a tunnel they were in collapsed underneath the Gaza Strip, Israel Radio said. The radio network cited a report on the website of Al Quds which said that a Hamas-built tunnel collapsed in the Zeitoun quarter of southeastern Gaza City. There has yet to be official confirmation of the report. The newspaper reported that Hamas authorities in Gaza are searching for the people trapped in the tunnel collapse….


Regierung:

UTJ threatens to quit coalition over mikvaot

United Torah Judaism’s Council of Torah Sages will meet soon in order to decide whether to remain part of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s governing coalition, UTJ MK Yisrael Eichler warned in an interview with the Knesset Channel on Sunday. Eichler said the rabbis would consider leaving the coalition if bills are not passed canceling legislation requiring secular education in haredi (ultra-Orthodox) schools and to circumvent a recent ruling by the Supreme Court allowing the Reform and Conservative movements to use public mikvaot for their conversion ceremonies….


Politik und Diplomatie:

LGBT activists, opposition leaders protest rejection of gay-rights bills

After the government vetoed  five bills intended to improve gay rights in the country last Wednesday – one day after the unprecedented creation of an LGBT rights day – community activists and opposition party leaders protested the rejection on Saturday night. Demanding equality, some 200 members of the LGBT community denounced the development as hypocritical outside government buildings in Jerusalem….


Politik und Diplomatie:

Democracy watchdog to Bennett: Reform the Council for Higher Education

The Israel Democracy Institute penned a letter to Education Minister Naftali Bennett calling on him to change the selection process for members of the Council for Higher Education and its planning and budgeting committee. The letter, signed by IDI president Yohanan Plesner, vice president Mordechai Kremnitzer and researcher Hanoch Dagan, came following the resignation of six members of the council last week….


Stadtrat Jerusalem:

Jerusalem Municipality to submit NIS 7 billion 2016 budget for final approval

Following heated arguments between Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and the Finance Ministry over the municipality’s emergency economic needs amid an ongoing terrorism wave, Barkat announced he will submit the 2016 municipal budget to the City Council for final approval by Monday. This year’s annual budget, which at NIS 7 billion is 5% larger compared to last year’s, “continues the increase in allotments for education, residential areas, neighborhoods, culture, and economic development from 2015,” the municipality said….


Politik und Diplomatie:

Foreign Ministry condemns video showing EU ambassador as the cannibal Hannibal Lecter

The Foreign Ministry on Sunday night slammed a short video produced by settlers that showed EU Ambassador to Israel Lars Faaborg-Andersen wearing serial killer/cannibal Hannibal Lecter’s muzzle from the horror movie The Silence of the Lambs. The video was posted on the Facebook page of a nongovernmental settler group called Jerusalem’s Periphery Forum, which represents settlements outside Jerusalem, particularly those along Route 1 as it heads down to the Dead Sea….


Schlechter Vergleich:

Prominent rabbi compares IDF new beard permit rules to actions of Nazis

Large number of religious IDF soldiers have had requests to have a beard while serving denied in recent weeks, ahead of a new directive from the IDF Manpower directorate which will make it more difficult to obtain permission to grow a beard. The development led to Bayit Yehudi MKs Moti Yogev and Betzalel Smotrich to call for the new directive to be scrapped.  In general, it is prohibited to have a beard while serving as an IDF soldier or officer but until now exemptions could be granted by the IDF Rabbinate….


Minister Elkin:

Palestinian Authority Will Collapses, Question Is When

Israeli Minister of Immigrant Absorption and Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Ze’ev Elkin gave a speech at Bar-Ilan University Monday, in which he predicted the eventual collapse of the Palestinian Authority. „The question is not if the PA collapses but when it is going to collapse,“ Elkin said. „It can happen in a month or two or a year or two tops.“ He went on to explain that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas‘ „control on the ground is diminishing.“….


In Photos:

With Tehran synagogue doubling as polling station, Jews vote in Iran elections

Members of Tehran’s Jewish community cast their votes in elections for the parliament and Assembly of Experts on Friday….


Prozesseröffnung:

Trial to Begin for Nazi Medic Who Served at Auschwitz When Anne Frank Arrived

The trial of a former Nazi official over his suspected involvement in the deaths of 3,681 people at the Auschwitz concentration camp is set to begin in Germany on Monday, with a decision expected on the 95-year-old’s ability to stand trial. The court is set to hear expert assessments on the suspect’s health, a spokesman for the regional court in Neubrandenburg, northern Germany, said. Prosecutors will then decide how to proceed. The man, identified only as Hubert Z under German privacy laws, is thought to have worked as a medic at the Auschwitz death camp in Poland from August 15 to September 14, 1944, during which time he supervised the work of other Nazi officials….


Medien:

New Jewish YouTube channel J-TV launches from the UK

This week, Oliver Anisfeld, a 21-year-old history major at London’s University College, has seen the fruits of his single-minded charm offensive to the great and the good over the last year. Despite naysaying from almost everyone he met, Anisfeld persisted – and this Wednesday J-TV made its official entrance at a packed reception at Portcullis House, the British parliament’s adjunct business building in Westminster. The service goes live next week. Anisfeld, son of London’s smoked salmon king Lance Forman, came up with the idea of a Jewish TV service because he believed there was a “gap in the market.” An observant Jew who is a passionate believer in Jewish education, Anisfeld was wrestling with how to transmit his love of Judaism to his peers….

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