Germans Shun Comparisons Between Hitler and Putin. What Are They Avoiding?

The backlash against a finance minister’s recent remarks exposes a weakness in Germany’s embrace of their unique legacy

Merkel Receives Israel’s Highest Civilian Honor

German chancellor calls getting the award ‘something of a miracle’

Germans Want To Put the Holocaust Behind Them. One Citizen Says, ‘Not So Fast.’

Yascha Mounk talks about growing up in a place where people fetishized, reviled, or resented him simply for being born a Jew

Merkel Says Friends Don’t Spy on Friends

Expresses anger at possibility U.S. monitored her communications

The Problem With Wagner Festivals

They lead to naked dancing on the German chancellor’s plane

Daybreak: Debate Begins on New Iran Talks

Plus would-be NYC synagogue bomber pleads guilty

Leading Pediatric Group Endorses Circumcision

American Academy of Pediatrics approves the procedure in new statement

The Sacred Rite of Circumcision

Germany’s challenge to Jewish tradition focuses on individual rights, but what about our bodies’ sanctity?

Send the Marine: The Rise of France’s Far-Right Front National party

France’s far-right Front National party, under leader Marine Le Pen, is shedding its history of anti-Semitism and becoming popular with Jewish voters

Palestinians Reconsider U.N. Statehood Push

Change represents victory for Israel and, even more, Obama

Sundown: Obama, Merkel Nix U.N. Route

Plus, West Bank mosque arson, anti-anti-circumcision victory, and more

Daybreak: Gaza Back-and-Forth Continues

Plus U.N. posturing, Lebanese blaming, and more in the news

Sundown: Let Him Go to Berlin

Plus a classic anti-Nazi comic book, the Beastie Boys, and more

Sundown: U.S. Reps. Urge Less Hardship on Gaza

Plus Merkel’s pledge, Labor’s pains, Boteach’s bid, and more

Daybreak: Israel Wants In the OECD Club

Plus Merkel the pro-Israel maverick, and more in the news

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