Is Germany Still a Haven for Israelis? After Election, Some Wonder

Some Jews read the worst into gains made by the far-right Alternative for Germany party. Others said Germany was still more progressive than Israel. Source: World

World Leaders Move Forward on Climate Change, Without U.S.

At a G-20 summit meeting marred by violent protests, 19 other member states broke decisively with President Trump, in a much-needed win for Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany. Source: World

Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron Unite Behind Paris Accord

The German and French leaders were joined by others in saying they would fight climate change regardless of the American decision to withdraw from the agreement. Source: World

Statue of Marx, Funded by China, Will Stand in German City of His Birth

The City Council in Trier, in western Germany, voted to accept the gift from the Chinese, which will commemorate the bicentennial of his birth. Source: World

Putin and Merkel: A Rivalry of History, Distrust and Power

Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel now represent the sharply divergent visions clashing in the world. The question is, which one will come out on top? Source: World

European Leaders Reject Trump’s Refugee Ban as Violating Principles

“Open society, pluralism, no discrimination. They are the pillars of Europe,” Italy’s prime minister said, reflecting a stance taken across the Continent. Source: World

Germany Didn’t Know Migrant Held in Killing Had Violent Past in Greece

The news about an Afghan asylum seeker raised concerns about Europe’s ability to enforce laws within the 26 countries that allow for free cross-border travel. Source: World