On May 8, 2018, US Ambassador Richard Grenell arrived in Berlin and quickly made an impact in Germany. Orit engages the Ambassador for a 30-minute interview for the leading German online political magazine, Achgut.com, in which he looks back on his year in Berlin and the issues that are important to him: improving the transatlantic alliance, an authentic approach to diplomacy, NATO and the Iran deal, support for Israel, and LGBT rights.
The man who caught France television in alleged "Fake News" on Israel's actions during the intifada opens up to the Jewish Journal on the current situation of Jews in France.
Jewish media, Israeli politicians and community leaders paint a picture of a France where Jews feel unsafe and leaving in droves. Does a selection of Jewish residents think similarly?
Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Simon Wiesenthal Center gives astounding insights into the German-Israel-Jewish relationship, some of which are worrying. Germany’s insistence on trading ties with Iran, its increased funding to UNRWA, the overlooking anti-Semitism of the Left, and Holocaust memorialization are just some of the issues discussed.
In 1984, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem established the Carl Melchior Chair for International Policy, but mostly, people have hardly heard of him. If only the Museum would hold true to its name and dedicate more of its resources to such important German-Jewish figures instead of politicized, interfaith exhibitions, then perhaps the legacy of people like Melchior would be more justly redeemed.