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Thanks, Jim

„If we allow people to be removed from public discourse by force, and although I may loathe their statements, believe me, Gerd, we Jews will be the next ones to go.“ Those were the words of my host father, Jim … Weiterlesen

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As of today, Barack Obama is not just a Nobel Peace Prize laureate

The US abstention from a recent vote against Israeli settlements at the UN Security Council topped the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s annual list released Tuesday of 10 worst outbreaks of Jew-hatred and anti-Israel incidents. Since 2010, the human rights organization Simon … Weiterlesen

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A veto by Gerd Buurmann

Shortly before Christmas, for the first time in many years, the US chose not to use its veto in regard to a critical resolution passed by the UN Security Council. On December 23, 2016, when houses are being destroyed and … Weiterlesen

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Angry White Men

The excessive use of the term „angry white men“ shows how deep our society is permeated by racism and sexism. I don’t judge people according to their skin color or gender. I do not care which sun protection factor a … Weiterlesen

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“What is allowed in satire?“

„Satire has no bounds“ is quoted by those who haven’t read Tucholsky with more vehemence than those who have read him. However, there is one thing that satire must not do: apologize! Do you remember the film „Innocence of Muslims“? … Weiterlesen

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Open letter from Gerd Buurmann to the Protestant parish priest of Bethlehem

In the December 2016 issue of the Jerusalem Protestant parish newsletter there’s an article by Mitri Raheb, a pastor in Bethlemen, with the title „A church in the course of time – The history of the Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church … Weiterlesen

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The bigot and the justice

Reputation of an anti-Semite saved in German court ruling. Holocaust survivor court-ordered to shut up about anti-Semitism. „Abraham Melzer is notorious for his anti-Semitic remarks.“ Charlotte Knobloch, President of the Jewish Community of Munich and Upper Bavaria, is not allowed … Weiterlesen

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