Class trips to the sites of concentration camps are mandatory for many German high-school students. The state of Bavaria is now considering a law to extend the requirement to all students in its secondary schools, but some local politicians are raising an objection—and Soeren Kern explains why:
Should German Muslims Learn about the Holocaust?
Why a Government Victory in Southwestern Syria Is Bad News for Israel
Last week, Russia negotiated a ceasefire between the Syrian government and rebel forces in the city of Daraa, where the initial protests that sparked the uprising against Bashar al-Assad began. The agreement ended a 75-day assault on the city, located near the country’s southwestern border, by Russian, Iranian, and Syrian forces. Jonathan Spyer explains the significance of these events: