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News from Western Europe, Wednesday 13th March 2013

EUROPE Deutsche Welle: Roma migration bothers ‘borderless’ EU. ‘Approximately 200,000 Roma, or “gypsies,” call Germany home. In Bulgaria that number is 370,000, and in Romania, 550,000. Other estimates put the two countries’ combined total at 1.5 million. Germany recently blocked a move by Romania and Bulgaria to enter the Schengen zone, Europe’s passport-free travel area, [...]

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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 04.01.13

Balkans Comment – The Economist: Asylum system abuse. ‘Will the EU reimpose visas for travellers from Balkan countries? “Fake asylum seekers”, warns a poster in Belgrade airport, “risk everything.” It is three years since Serbs, Macedonians and Montenegrins got the freedom to travel without a visa to Europe’s 26-member Schengen zone. Bosnians and Albanians received it a [...]

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United Kingdom Tracker 18.12.12

The Guardian: Convicted terrorist who tried to blow up Israeli plane fails to win parole. ‘A convicted terrorist who has served 26 years in prison for trying to blow up an Israeli airliner has lost his latest high court attempt to be freed on parole. Lawyers for Nezar Hindawi, 57, argued that he no longer [...]

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North America Tracker 11.12.12

Bloomberg: “The Pentagon notified Congress it wants to sell Israel as many as 6,900 tail kits used to convert free-fall bombs into satellite-guided ordnance, including weapons capable of penetrating hardened targets. The proposed deal to resupply the Israeli Air Force with bombs, tail kits, fuses and logistical support would be valued at as much as [...]

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US Tracker 20.11.12

New York Times: “Four Southern California men have been charged with plotting to kill Americans overseas and in the United States by joining al-Qaida and the Taliban in Afghanistan, federal officials said Monday. The defendants were arrested for plotting to bomb government facilities and public places after federal authorities uncovered their plans to engage in [...]

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Western Europe Tracker 20.11.12

Belgium The Jewish Daily Forward: Belgium Far Right Rally Blasts Jews. ‘Belgian extreme-right and extreme-left activists participated in a demonstration in Antwerp where some participants reportedly called for Jews to be gassed. Approximately 150 demonstrators gathered Sunday afternoon outside the Provinciehuis, a concert hall in the Flemish capital, to protest the Israel Defense Forces Orchestra’s [...]

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US Tracker 15.11.12

Mother Jones: “President Obama is using a Cold War-era mind-control technique known as ‘Delphi’ to coerce Americans into accepting his plan for a United Nations-run communist dictatorship in which suburbanites will be forcibly relocated to cities. That’s according to a four-hour briefing delivered to Republican state senators at the Georgia state Capitol last month.” Foreign Policy: “The [...]

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Central and Eastern Europe Tracker 25.10.12

Greece: New findings reveal that there were 87 incindences of violence against immigrants and refugees, 83 of these taking place in public spaces during the time period January-September 2012 Washington Post: Greek Parliament lifts immunity of 3 far-right lawmakers. ‘Greek Parliament has voted unanimously to lift the immunity from prosecution of three lawmakers from the [...]

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The Rise of the Radical Right in Europe and the Jews

It may strike many as bizarre that Israel’s UN ambassador Ron Prossor was pictured in November 2011 with Front National (FN) leader Marine le Pen at a reception at the French Mission in New York, in view of the multiple convictions of her father, previous FN leader Jean-Marie Le Pen, for inciting antisemitism. This episode demonstrates [...]

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Europe Tracker 11.09.12

Der Spiegel: The Jewish Abraham Geiger theological college in Potsdam advises its student Rabbis not to wear their kippah head covering, or speak Hebrew in public. Jewish identity still feels insecure in modern Germany. The debate over the banning of circumcision has lead to the accusation that “Jews were hurting and traumatizing their children by [...]

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