Germany Likes Guilty Jews Best

March 30 2017

Last weekend, Mahmoud Abbas traveled to the northwest German city of Dortmund, where he was granted a Steiger Award—an annual set of prizes given by a regional media association—for, in his case, “Hope for Peace.” He also took the opportunity to visit Berlin, where he met with prominent German politicians of both the left and right, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, and was treated to a number of congratulatory speeches. To Eldad Beck, Abbas’s reception typifies much of the current German attitude toward Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict:

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More about: Angela Merkel, Germany, Israel & Zionism, Israeli-German relations, Mahmoud Abbas

 

Why Qatar Is a Problematic Ally

Sept. 29 2020

On September 14, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his Qatari counterpart met and signed an agreement on cultural exchange, followed by an official statement from Foggy Bottom about “shared ideas of tolerance.” Since then, there have also been reports that the U.S. is considering awarding the peninsular monarchy the status of a major non-NATO ally, and even that Doha will be next in line to normalize its relations with Israel. The fact remains, however, that the Qatari educational system is rife with anti-Semitic indoctrination. Moreover, argues Efraim Inbar, it would be strategically foolish for Washington to reward Qatar with upgraded relations:

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More about: Al Jazeera, Anti-Semitism, Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood, Qatar, U.S. Foreign policy