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…

‘Explosion’ of anti-Semitic, anti-Israel crimes in Germany

By: JTA, Times of Israel— BERLIN — An exponential rise in anti-Israel crimes in Germany committed by foreigners and immigrants in 2014 points to an urgent need for action, a German politician says. The government should support Arab and Muslim groups engaged in education against anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism, Green Party parliamentarian Volker Beck said in…

The left and the Jews

By VLADIMIR TISMANEANU, FRONTPAGEMAG— Almost sixty-one years ago, in November 1952, in Prague, the former secretary general of the Czechoslovak Communist Party, a diehard, fanatic Stalinist, Rudolf Slansky, and 13 other prominent communists, mostly Jewish, were sentenced to death for alleged treason and Zionist conspiracy.  At the same time, Stalin’s terminal paranoia led to the…