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In Berlin, a Show of Solidarity Does Little to Dampen Jewish Fears
On Tuesday, the head of Germany’s Central Council of Jews, the largest umbrella Jewish organization in the country, warned Jews against openly wearing skullcaps. The official, Josef Schuster, urged them to “wear a baseball cap or [...]
Berlin Journal: Germans Quietly Pass an Equinox of Unity, but the Walls Remain
Teachers, judges and civil servants were shipped in from western states to replace a generation of easterners who had come of age in Communism and were considered unfit, Mr. Krüger said. “Of course people were bitter about that,” [...]
How Brexit looms large over the Irish border: ‘It’s the Berlin wall approaching us’
How Brexit looms large over the Irish border: 'It's the Berlin wall approaching us' In the communities that straddle the divide between Northern Ireland and the Republic, anxieties about a hard border are becoming very real. Many [...]

The Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Triumph of Democratic Capitalism

“The state that emerges at the end of history is liberal insofar as it recognizes and protects through a system of a law man’s universal right to freedom, and democratic insofar as it exists only with the consent of the governed.”  [...]
Rosa Parks House in Berlin Has a Ticket Home to America
While the house has a ticket back to America, the question of where it would find a permanent home remains unanswered. The hurdles seem huge, the logistics daunting, but calls and emails have gone out for help to institutions including [...]
500 Neo-Nazis Rally in Berlin, and Meet Strong Opposition
About 1,000 members of left-wing groups organized counterprotests, with the police detaining some of them, including the man above. Far-right extremists in Germany are not allowed to display Nazi symbols, or use the stiff-armed “Hitler [...]
Berlin to change policy towards Turkey as German citizen is held
Turkey holds six rights activists on charges of aiding terror group Amnesty International urged the British government to end its silence over Turkey’s slide into authoritarian rule on Tuesday after its local director and five other [...]
Four Are Arrested in Theft of Giant Gold Coin From Berlin Museum
Around 300 German police officers and members of the special forces, heavily armed and wearing masks, made the four arrests on Wednesday, mostly in the Neukölln neighborhood, which is populated with large communities of immigrants and [...]

How the Berlin government could rein in Airbnb and protect local housing

This article originally appeared on The Globalist. A year ago in June 2016, I wrote an oped for Tagesspiegel in which I predicted that a new Berlin law, designed to curtail the runaway growth of Airbnb home-renting, would fail to accomplish [...]

Ivanka Trump gets booed, hissed at during Berlin event

The first daughter was put on the spot during her first trip abroad as a representative of America. By [...]