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John Rosenthal writes on European politics and transatlantic security issues. You can follow his work at www.trans-int.com or on Facebook here.
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Anti-Semitic Imagery at Egypt Protests Draws Yawns from Western Media

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 - by John Rosenthal

Whether or not it represents the advent of freedom for Egyptians, the current protest movement clearly represents the advent of the total banalization of anti-Semitism in the Western media. (Also read Bruce Bawer at the Tatler: "CNN: See no evil")

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France’s ‘Far Right’ Gathering Support … on the Left

Thursday, January 20th, 2011 - by John Rosenthal

New National Front leader Marine Le Pen is riding high in the polls. And the French Socialists are concerned.

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Roman Polanski’s ‘European Oscar’

Sunday, December 19th, 2010 - by John Rosenthal

German-funded “European” film prize goes to German-funded anti-American film.

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German ‘Conservatives’ Find Common Ground with Sharia-Compliant Economics

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 - by John Rosenthal

In a series of seminars sponsored by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, participants examined the “shared values” of Germany’s “social market economy” and “Islamic economics.”

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The WikiLeaks Hoax, Part II

Monday, August 16th, 2010 - by John Rosenthal

Just who or what stands behind the WikiLeaks façade? Some clues are to be found in Germany.

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The WikiLeaks Hoax, Part I

Thursday, August 12th, 2010 - by John Rosenthal

On closer inspection, the famous “whistleblower organization” appears in fact to be little more than a front organization. For whom or what is the question…

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Berwick-Linked Advocacy Group Spearheaded ‘Torture’ Campaign against American Officials

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 - by John Rosenthal

Obama has appointed Donald Berwick, a board member of Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), to head Medicare. While participating in an EU-funded project on “documenting” torture charges, PHR took aim at America.

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Hamburg: See No Terror

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 - by John Rosenthal

The decision to send a Gitmo detainee to the city where the 9/11 plot was hatched displays willful blindness on the part of German authorities, and the Obama administration.

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The Trouble with Wikipedia: A Cautionary Tale

Thursday, July 1st, 2010 - by John Rosenthal

In February, PJM published an article on German government subsidies of English-language cinema. Why is an American translator from Berlin not allowing the information to appear on Wikipedia?

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Swatting ‘Locusts’: Germany and the EU Take Aim at Investment Funds

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 - by John Rosenthal

A proposed EU directive on hedge funds has more to do with scapegoating than addressing Europe’s economic problems.

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‘Brussels, Capital of the Free World!’: Joe Biden at the European Parliament

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 - by John Rosenthal

The vice president chats up the EU ... at the expense of America

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Merkel’s Losses in North-Rhine Westphalia: An Anti-Bailout Vote?

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 - by John Rosenthal

The detailed results of elections in Germany’s most populous state do not bear out the MSM narrative that it was the Greek rescue package that doomed the chancellor's party.

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‘Don’t Waste the Crisis!’ German President Says

Saturday, May 8th, 2010 - by John Rosenthal

Horst Köhler’s attacks on “international finance” fly dangerously close to some worrisome historical precedents.

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German University Name Pays Homage to Inspiration for Nazis

Thursday, April 1st, 2010 - by John Rosenthal

Despite a student protest initiative, the university will continue to bear the name of the 19th century German chauvinist and anti-Semite Ernst Moritz Arndt.

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German Court Lets Admitted Nazi Murderer Go Free

Saturday, March 27th, 2010 - by John Rosenthal

Misleading headlines in other media notwithstanding, the SS hitman Heinrich Boere stands a good chance of living out his life in comfortable retirement.

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German Court Ruling Strikes Another Blow Against War on Terror

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 - by John Rosenthal

While Germany refuses to save basic communications data in accordance with an EU directive, it keeps tens of thousands of phone numbers under surveillance.

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Berlinollywood? New Polanski Thriller Backed by German Government

Saturday, February 27th, 2010 - by John Rosenthal

The Ghost Writer is just the latest in a long line of dubious English-language cinema blockbusters that have received German public funding.

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German MEPs Lead Euro-Revolt Against Terrorist Finance Tracking Program

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 - by John Rosenthal

It was not European leftists that killed the SWIFT agreement, but the united opposition of German delegates of all political colors.

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After Siemens Departure, German Firms Remain Heavily Involved in Iran

Saturday, February 13th, 2010 - by John Rosenthal

Documents show that 200 German firms are active in Iran — and that the real extent of German-Iranian trade has surely been underestimated.

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To Obtain Swiss Bank Data, Germany Breaks the Law

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 - by John Rosenthal

Germany’s purchase of stolen bank data reveals the hypocrisy of years of German criticism of America’s war on terror.

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Climategate: WWF, the ‘Para-Governmental Organization’ at the Center of the Storm

Monday, February 1st, 2010 - by John Rosenthal

This is no NGO. The “conservation organization” is not as independent as you might think.

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UN: Human Life Threatens Climate!

Thursday, December 17th, 2009 - by John Rosenthal

A new UN report reveals the fundamentally misanthropic worldview underlying climate alarmism.

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Jews in Germany: An Interview with Henryk Broder

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 - by John Rosenthal

The scourge of German political correctness takes on the country’s leading Jewish organization.

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Europe’s Selective Outrage about Anti-Semitism

Thursday, October 29th, 2009 - by John Rosenthal

It appears that anti-Semitism is condemned only when it can be pinned on euroskeptics.

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Racism or Sociology? A Bundesbank Official Stirs Controversy

Saturday, October 24th, 2009 - by John Rosenthal

The provocative remarks on Turkish and Arab immigrants that are making waves in Germany.

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