Archive for the ‘germany’ Category

…asks Benjamin Weinthal. Photos of the “Berlin against Hamas” counterdemonstration here.

This is from the brilliant blog Mystical Politics: More antisemitism at rallies against the Gaza war. This photo is from a rally in Stuttart, Germany, on July 25, 2014. Source: The poster in the center has an image on it by the French artist Zeon. Here are a couple more photos of the same demonstration: […]

Of course anti-Zionism is not the same as antisemitism. But some anti-Zionists are antisemites.  Here’s three examples. 1. Parisian anti-Israel protestors besiege Jews in synagogues. At the weekend, it is reported that “three Paris synagogues sustained anti-Semitic attacks over the weekend with rioters sending three Jews to the hospital.” Note well: not the Israeli embassy, […]

Michael Ezra blogs: The Mail Online has an article up about an anti-fascist, topless, feminist activist in Dresden praising Bomber Harris for the bombing of that city in 1945.  Anna Edwards, who wrote the article, comments: Between February 13th and February 14th 1945, between 35,000 and 135,000 people were killed by Allied bombing in Dresden. In his […]

This article is from Sign and Sight, which has ceased trading.  The anti-Semitism of the 68ers Philipp Gessler and Stefan Reinecke talk with Tilman Fichter about the bomb planted in Berlin’s Jewish Community Centre in 1969 On November 9, 1969, on the anniversary of “Kristallnacht“, over two hundred people were gathered in Berlin’s Jewish Community […]

In Dissent: A review of Utopia or Auschwitz: Germany’s 1968 Generation and the Holocaust by Hans Kundnani By Susie Linfield. As an American, a Jew, a leftist, and a journalist who spent the past five months living in Berlin, I was continually fascinated—sometimes impressed, sometimes irritated, sometimes repelled–by the ways in which Germans were exploring their […]

From Souciant: Post-Nazi Partisans? by Randomizer on Oct 16, 2012 Radicals the world over continue to make use — some would say overuse — of the terms “Fascist” and “Nazi”, which have demonstrated remarkable staying power in the lexicon of demonization. But there’s no denying that they resonate with special force in Germany. As Europe’s economy threatens to spiral out […]

Eric Lee, veteran leftist, writes in his blog and in Solidarity: This may be news to some, but what is today commonplace was once quite rare. I’m referring to anti-Semitism on the far Left — and am reminded of what some of us saw as a turning point back in 1972. For a quarter of a […]

Interesting article by by Joel Schalit. Here’s a short extract to get you tempted: “Racism is no longer a problem,” said the sociologist, as she put down her drink. “Amongst Germans, it’s no longer an issue. They accept difference now. Today, it’s the immigrants that are the problem, like the eastern Europeans, who are intolerant of […]

An excellent post at History is Made at Night, which I recommend highly. Here’s some extracts, but you’ll want to read the whole thing. A global economic crisis is leading to global austerity – yet paradoxically in places at the sharp end populist nationalism is resurgent amidst the demonstrations and riots. A recent survey of the […]