Germany’s new ‘traffic light’ government signals worry for German Jews

By Orit Arfa, Jewish News Syndicate— Germany’s “traffic light” government, led by new Chancellor Olaf Scholz of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), was sworn in on Wednesday under the banner “dare to make progress.” Jewish leaders, activists and analysts, however, fear that the coalition will make less progress in strengthening Israel-German ties. The 177-page coalition…

Germany Ends Its Relationship With Hezbollah Proving Money Matters

By Shoshana Bryen, Jewish Policy Center— The German government has pulled the plug on Hezbollah, labeling it a terrorist organization – its political “wing” as well as its military “wing” – and banning its activity on German soil; associated organizations will also be outlawed. What took so long? Surely there was no benefit to Germany…

12 dead, 50 injured as truck plows into crowd at Berlin market

By Israel Hayom— A truck plowed into a crowded Christmas market in central Berlin on Monday evening, killing 12 people and injuring 50 others in what Germany’s interior minister said looked like a terrorist attack. Local media reported Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack, but security sources said those claims were still being…