Category Archives: Middle East

Alleged Mossad Spy Set Free

Israel’s secret service is suspected to have killed a senior Hamas leader, Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, in Dubai in January 2010. According to the Dubai police, one of the 11 members of the hit squad that allegedly were Mossad agents carried a … Continue reading

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Conservative wants Turkey in EU

The British Prime Minister David Cameron made it very clear on a recent visit to Turkey: He wants the country to become an EU member soon. Cameron implicitly criticized his conservative colleagues on the continent, Chancellor Merkel and French President … Continue reading

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Tsipi Livni Fighting for Jewish State

Tsipi Livni, Israel’s former Foreign Minister and the head of the Kadima party, came to Berlin last week where she met with Foreign Minister Westerwelle. Livni is touring Western capitals to fight, as she said in a speech in Berlin, … Continue reading

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Hariri’s Weak Appearance

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri visited Berlin on 15-16 March 2010 to meet with Chancellor Merkel, Foreign Minister Westerwelle and members of the Bundestag. Hariri also particpated in a briefing hosted by Körber Foundation’s Berlin office. Germany is taking part … Continue reading

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Mubarak on Tour

President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt paid a visit to Chancellor Merkel in Berlin last week. Mubarak came to Germany to have a surgery carried out at Heidelberg university hospital. On this occasion, he made a stop over in Berlin. With … Continue reading

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Two Pieces on Guantanamo and Iran

I found two pieces on German foreign policy in the international media yesterday that I want to draw your attention to. The first one was in the FT by Bertrand Benoit and Daniel Dombey, entitled “German concerns threaten 9/11 trial … Continue reading

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Award for Wirtschaftsplattform Irak

“Wirtschaftsplattform Irak”, an online platform in both German and Arabic bringing together business in Germany and Iraq, has just been awarded one of the winners of the “365 Landmarks in the Land of Ideas” Contest. The website contains detailed information … Continue reading

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Life Sentence for Murder of Egyptian Woman

The murder of a young Egyptian woman in a German court in July 2009 led to strong reactions in Egypt and the world. Marwa El Sherbini, a pharmacist living in Germany with her family, was brutally stabbed to death in … Continue reading

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