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Germany Allocates $62m to Development Projects in Palestine

    Germany Allocates $62m to Development Projects in Palestine

Germany allocated €55 million ($62.5 million) to be dispersed to Palestinian development projects in the occupied West Bank and the besieged Gaza Strip in 2019. Klaus Kramer, the head of division in the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, told reporters in Ramallah that it was agreed, in coordination with various ministries in the…

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Recent Istanbul Summit on Syria Shows Just How Many Wildcards Remain

    Recent Istanbul Summit on Syria Shows Just How Many Wildcards Remain

The four-nation Turkey-Russia-Germany-France summit on Syria on October 27 in Istanbul had an impressive outcome. All participants – each with own interests – has some ‘takeaway’ from the summit, which itself is a measure of the success of the event. This is also important because the participants now have a reason to work together. Such…

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Germany’s Far Right AfD Exploits Passivity and Resentment to Enter the Mainstream

    Germany’s Far Right AfD Exploits Passivity and Resentment to Enter the Mainstream

Grayzone Project — German police rounded up a right-wing terror network this October 1, arresting its members ahead of an attack allegedly aimed at subverting the country. Called “Revolution Chemnitz,” the group “intended to launch violent and armed attacks against foreigners and people who have different political views,” a federal prosecutor told local media. The arrests drew attention…

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Turkey and Germany Seek to Repair Relations

    Turkey and Germany Seek to Repair Relations

After a several-year-long fallout with Germany, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid a recent visit to several cities in the European country in an attempt to repair relations. Historically, Turkey’s greatest advocate in Europe has been Germany and with US-Turkish relations now at an all-time low, Erdogan is looking for friends. Many people predicted that once things…

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New WikiLeaks Release Exposes Corruption in UAE Arms Deal Fueling War on Yemen

  New WikiLeaks Release Exposes Corruption in UAE Arms Deal Fueling War on Yemen

PARIS — The transparency organization WikiLeaks just released a new document that sheds light on the corruption behind a lucrative French/German arms deal with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), weapons that are currently being used to wage a disastrous and genocidal war against the people of Yemen. The document details a court case from the…

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As Trump Takes His Sanctions Battle to Europe, Who Is More “Isolated”: Iran or US?

  As Trump Takes His Sanctions Battle to Europe, Who Is More “Isolated”: Iran or US?

BRUSSELS – The U.S. has made good on its threats to reimpose sanctions on Iran following Washington’s unilateral withdrawal from the six-party nuclear deal. The new package of restrictions on the Iranian economy came despite widespread friction between Washington and its transatlantic allies who sought to do business with Iran. The sanctions were accompanied by…

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Poll: Germans Want US Troop Withdrawal, Oppose Increased Military Spending

  Poll: Germans Want US Troop Withdrawal, Oppose Increased Military Spending

BERLIN — After over 70 years, Germans have apparently had enough of the U.S. troop presence in their country, the second largest presence of U.S. troops abroad after Japan. According to a YouGov poll conducted by Germany’s DPA news agency, 42% of Germans support a complete withdrawal of U.S. troops in the country with 37%…

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New US Ambassador to Berlin Vows to “Empower” Europe’s Xenophobic Far-Right

  New US Ambassador to Berlin Vows to “Empower” Europe’s Xenophobic Far-Right

BERLIN – The United States new ambassador to Berlin, Richard “Ric” Grenell, wasted little time before enraging his hosts in the German government with his domineering tweets. However, with Grenell’s hosts barely recovering from the shock of his initial command to “immediately” begin winding down business with Iran – an ultimatum delivered via tweet hours…

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Trump Plans Total Ban on German Luxury Carmakers From US Market

  Trump Plans Total Ban on German Luxury Carmakers From US Market

Having cornered his European allies over the Iran sanctions, and tightened his grip on the EU economy over metals tariffs, an exclusive report by German magazine WirtschaftsWoche claims that President Trump is taking direct aim at Merkel and is preparing to impose a total ban on German luxury carmakers from the U.S. market. Citing several unnamed U.S. and…

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Germany Commits to Iran’s Economic Development, Further Proving Trump’s Sanctions Aren’t Working

  Germany Commits to Iran’s Economic Development, Further Proving Trump’s Sanctions Aren’t Working

Despite Trump’s best efforts to isolate Iran through the imposition of sanctions both on Iran and any government or business doing commerce with Iran, its partners in the JCPOA, which Trump unilaterally withdrew the US from a few weeks ago, are committed to preserving both the nuclear accord and their business ties with Iran. German Foreign Minister Heiko…

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