China’s Economic Takeover Africa

African cornfield China’s Ministry of Commerce reports that trade between China and Africa surged by 40.5 percent year on year in the first seven months of 2021, reaching a record USD 139.1 billion. The Ministry highlighted that African items are gaining traction in China’s market, with African imports increasing by 46.3 percent between January and […]

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UK Labour Party announces new review process for antisemitism complaints, and end of ‘a dark chapter’ for Jews

(JTA) — Labour members attending the British party’s annual conference passed a rule on how they will handle antisemitism complaints, leading the party’s leader to declare that they had “closed the door this evening to antisemitism in the Labour Party.” “We’ve turned our back on the dark chapter. Having closed that door, that door will […]

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A German police officer allegedly sent fan mail to the gunman who attacked a synagogue on Yom Kippur

(JTA) – A female police officer allegedly wrote fawning letters to the imprisoned gunman who attempted to attack a synagogue in Halle, Germany on Yom Kippur in 2019. The unnamed officer, a police commissioner in the Dessau-Roßlau district, has been suspended pending a further investigation, according to the German news agency DPA. The gunman, Stephan […]

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‘A steadfast ally’: Angela Merkel’s departure from politics is a sad moment for many German Jews

(JTA) — After a German court criminalized the nonmedical circumcision of boys in 2012, Angela Merkel did something very out of character for the “rule-of-law chancellor,” as she has been nicknamed. Merkel said the ruling, which was brought against a person who circumcised a Muslim child, put Germany at risk of becoming a “laughingstock.” Her […]

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