In May, police seized weapons, explosives and ammunition during a raid on the private property of a KSK soldier
Germany is a country in central-western Europe. It is a federal parliamentary republic with a population of 82 million people – the most populated country in the European Union.
The loosely connected German states, which were part of the Holy Roman Empire, were unified in 1815 after the establishment of the German Confederation. And later became a nation state under the Prussian German Empire, which was replaced by the democratic Weimar Republic after its defeat in the First World War. In 1933, the Nazi Party seized control in Germany and came under the dictatorship of Adolf Hitler, and resulted in the Holocaust.
Following the Second World War, Germany was divided into four zones, controlled by the United States, Britain, France and the Soviet Union. Three of these merged in 1949 to for, the democratic West Germany, while the Soviet zone became the socialist East Germany. In 1961, they were divided by the Berlin Wall, but after the collapse of the Communist government of East Germany, the two were officially united in 1990.
The Reparations Agreement was signed between Germany and Israel in 1952. Under this, Germany acknowledged its responsibility for the Holocaust and agreed to compensate those persecuted by the Nazis, and transferred $845 million worth of goods to Israel. A military partnership was also established, under which Germany supplied arms and military aid to Israel. Diplomatic relations between the two countries were officially established in 1965.
The well-intentioned determination of German politicians and academics to take exclusive responsibility for the Nazi genocide is now aiding other perpetrators to whitewash their participation
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Jewish campaigners called the move a 'momentous judgement'
Stephen E. is charged with the homicide of Walter Luebcke, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, who was shot at close range in June 2019
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Timid, toothless warnings from Europe won't stop Israel's annexation - and a subsequent cascade of human rights abuses. It must act now
Joint statement with Palestinian prime minister follows meetings Germany's Heiko Maas held with Israeli leaders about possible ramifications of annexing parts of the West Bank, as Netanyahu has vowed to do as early as July
Heiko Maas said Germany is unenthusiastic about retaliatory measures against Israel, however EU is under pressure to take action if Israel goes ahead with annexation plan
Trump decided to remove 9,500 troops from Germany, one of America's strongest allies, reducing the number there to 25,000 from 34,500, a senior U.S. official said on Friday
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With German foreign minister's visit this week, international community sends message that pandemic is a particularly bad time to undermine regional stability
The German Chancellor said she would not attend the meeting slated for mid-June unless the course of the pandemic changes
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In Germany, Israel and the Jews are fought over with a crudely absolutist, hysterical intensity. Caricatured, exploited, courted and vilified by left and right, normality sounds to me like a distant promise
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AfD lawmaker tweets poster quoting Yair Netanyahu after the prime minister's son appealed for a return to a 'free, democratic and Christian' Europe
President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany says he is 'certainly not' convinced Germans understand lessons of WWII ahead of anniversary of war's end
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Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah denounces police raids on mosque groups in Germany suspected of close ties to the heavily armed Hezbollah
Foreign Ministry accuses Germany of paying regard only to the 'propaganda machine of the Zionist regime and the confused U.S. regime'
Israel welcomes move as a 'valuable and significant step in the global fight against terrorism,' urges more European states to follow Berlin's lead
'We have one day in a year to remember our fallen soldiers! And you destroy it with a ‘memorial’ to Palestinian terrorists!' Netanyahu's middle child writes in a tweet
SS officer Artur Wilke returned to his village after the war and became a grade school teacher. How could an entire community shut its eyes, and what happens when one boy, now 67, decides to talk?
The German man in his late 20s attempted to attack a synagogue on October 9, which was Yom Kippur, Judaism’s holiest day. He later killed two people
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