German Intellectuals Rush to Defend a Cameroonian Anti-Semite

July 15 2020

Earlier this year, a German music and culture festival invited the prominent Cameroon-born, South African philosopher Achille Mbembe to deliver the keynote address. A liberal German parliamentarian criticized the choice, citing Mbembe’s disturbing record of anti-Israel bigotry and anti-Semitism. Manfred Gerstenfeld elaborates:

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More about: Anti-Semitism, apartheid, BDS, Germany, Holocaust

How Israel Can Readjust Its Diplomacy for a Changing Europe

In recent years, Jerusalem has developed good relations with a group of Central European countries that have proved far more sympathetic than those of the West, and whose governments have sometimes stopped the European Union from issuing anti-Israel statements. But Europe, both East and West, is now in a state of political flux, and this approach may soon be obsolete. Emmanuel Navon proposes a new direction for Jewish state that capitalizes on its economic ties with Western Europe. Take, for instance, post-Angela Merkel Germany:

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More about: Emmanuel Macron, Europe and Israel, European Union, Germany, Israel diplomacy