Merkel Confronts Facebook's Zuckerberg Over Policing Hate Posts

Patrick Donahue, Bloomberg News, September 26, 2015

German Chancellor Angela Merkel confronted Facebook [KIKEbook] Inc. Chief Executive Officer [KIKE] Mark Zuckerberg on how his company is progressing in efforts to curtail racist posts, after her government complained the social network wasn’t doing enough to crack down on recent xenophobic outbursts.

Attending a luncheon on the sidelines of a United Nations development summit in New York on Saturday, Merkel and Zuckerberg were overheard on a live transmission broadcast on the UN website as participants took their seats.

After Merkel briefly queried Zuckerberg about the hate-post affair, the Facebook CEO is heard responding that “we need to do some work” on the issue.

“Are you working on this?” Merkel asked in English. “Yeah,” Zuckerberg responded, before the dialog was cut off by introductory remarks to those present.

Earlier this month, Facebook said it would step up efforts to target racist content on its German website. The company said Sept. 14 it would join forces with a German Internet watchdog, a non-profit group called Voluntary Self-Monitoring of Multimedia Service Providers, to monitor suspected hate postings.
German authorities have been grappling with the country’s biggest refugee crisis since World War II, with as many as 1 million seeking refuge from war and poverty expected to enter the country this year. Even as many have rushed to welcome the newcomers, the surge has also spurred a spate of attacks on refugee centers and anti-foreigner sentiment.

“We are committed to working closely with the German government on this important issue,” Debbie Frost, a spokeswoman for Menlo Park, California-based Facebook, said via e-mail. “We think the best solutions to dealing with people who make racist and xenophobic comments can be found when service providers, government and civil society all work together to address this common challenge.”



This Palestinian whore for The Kike is supposed to be a voice for Palestinians:

She is so kike. She should go live in Saudi Arabia. Her husband is a Goldman Sachs billionaire Kike. And if she was serious, then she'd learn to speak English properly, though I'm sure no matter how she changed her horrible accent, she'd always still sound like an anti-White gold-digging celeb-whore Anti-Christ bitch, because that's what she is.

Anglo-American [i.e. global] Main-Stream Media = Kikes and their Whores vs Kikes and their Whores on Kike-owned and Kike-run media


Rula Jebreal (رولا جبريل; born April 24, 1973) is a Palestinian foreign policy analyst, journalist, novelist and screenwriter with dual Israeli and Italian citizenship. She was a commentator for [The Kike's] MSNBC.

"Jebreal was born in Haifa, Israel, to Othman Jebreal and Zakia, and grew up in Jerusalem. Her Nigerian-born father was an imam and groundskeeper at the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Her mother, who suffered from severe abuse in her childhood, committed suicide by walking into the sea when Jebreal was 5. She and her sister Rania were put into the Dar El-Tifel orphanage by their father, in 1978, until 1991. She was raised in the orphanage. In 1993 she received a scholarship from the Italian government to study medicine at the University of Bologna, where she graduated with a degree in physiotherapy. She worked as a physiotherapist [masseuse?] while she went back to the University of Bologna and earned her masters in Journalism and Political Science.

"Jebreal worked as a journalist in Italy for twelve years. In 2006 she worked with [Socialist MEP] Michele Santoro as an interviewer on AnnoZero, a ["extreme left" "Frankfurt School"] political television show in Italy.

"Jebreal's wrote her first novel Miral in 2003. It was eventually made into a film that was directed by [Kike] Julian Schnabel, from Jebreal's screenplay. Jebreal's second novel The Bride of Aswan was published in 2007. Her third book, Rejected, is a non-fiction study based on interviews with immigrants who have either made their way to successful careers in Italy or otherwise live on the margins of Italian society.

"She has a teenage daughter whose father is an Italian artist.

"She dated [KIKE] Julian Schnabel from 2007 to 2011. In 2013, she married billionaire [KIKE] Arthur Altschul, Jr., son of [KIKE] Goldman Sachs banker Arthur Altschul.

"She is fluent in four languages: Italian, English [which she speaks as if a kebab is permanently stuck up her ass], Arabic and Hebrew. She describes herself as a "secular Muslim"."

Kike Arthur Altschul [senior] was born in 1920 in Manhattan to Helen Lehman Goodhart (maternal granddaughter of Mayer Lehman, one of the three founding brothers of Lehman brothers) and Frank Altschul, an investment banker who was a senior partner at Lazard Frères until 1945 and chairman of General Investors Corporation until he retired in 1961.He graduated from Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts and in 1943 from Yale College. He served in the Marines from 1943 through 1945 and was a New York Times reporter in the late 1940s. As he had family connections to the Lehman family, he worked as an analyst with Lehman Brothers before joining General American Investors Company (a closed-end investment concern in which his family has a substantial interest) and then Goldman Sachs where he served as a general partner from 1959 to 1977 and a limited partner from 1977 to 1999. He was also chairman of General American Investors from 1961 to 1995.

Bloomberg Business:

Mr. Arthur G. Altschul, Jr., is the Founder and Managing Member of Diaz & Altschul Group LLC. Mr. Altschul founded and served as a Managing Member of Diaz & Altschul Capital Management LLC. He Co-Founded Kolltan Pharmaceuticals, Inc in November 2007. He has worked in investment banking, venture capital, and as a member of senior management of a publicly traded health care concern. Mr. Altschul has worked in money management, investment banking and as a member of senior management of a publicly-traded health care concern. From 1992 to 1996, he worked at SUGEN, Inc., and served as its Senior Director of Corporate Affairs. From 1985 to 1991, he worked in the equity and fixed income trading departments at Goldman, Sachs & Co., was a founding limited Partner of The Maximus Fund, LP, and worked in the equity research department at Morgan Stanley & Company. Mr. Altschul has been the Chairman of Kolltan Pharmaceuticals, Inc since November 2007. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Soliloquy and Medrium, Inc. He serves as the Chairman of the Board of Overbrook Management Corporation. He has been an Independent Director of General American Investors Company Inc. since 1995. Mr. Altschu serves as Director of Diversified Natural Products, Inc., Delta Opportunity Fund, Ltd., The Overbrook Foundation, and ValiGen N.V. He serves as a Trustee of Neurosciences Research Foundation Inc. and the National Public Radio Foundation. He served as a Director of Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp. from December 1992 to December 2012. He also serves on the board of directors of the Child Mind Institute. He serves as Member of the New York Council for Humanities. Mr. Altschul holds a B.S. from Columbia University in Computer Science.

Gold-digging celebrity-whore Rula with The Kike Schnabel:


Partying with Eli Roth:

Rula whoring for The Kike Maher:

Rula: "Yadda Yadda Yadda Durka Durka Durka Islam is a religion of peace oy vey."

SYRIA, 2009



NATO's YouTube Channel, Jul 17, 2015:

Four fatal flaws? Ukraine's key challenges today are more than the war fought in its east.

NATO’s experience may help to fix a long-damaged institution that is vital to defending Ukraine – its armed forces. In this feature NATO experts, Ukrainian politicians and journalists talk about why Ukraine’s Armed Forces found themselves on the back foot when attacked and how they can turn the fight around.

"Ukraine: The Unseen Attacks"

Separate videos:

Ukraine: The Unseen Attacks - Terrorist Attack

Ukraine: The Unseen Attacks - Cyber Attack

Ukraine: The Unseen Attacks - Information War

Ukraine: The Unseen Attacks - Ukraine's Armed Forces



Novokhazaria abandons Khakholnij Bandera-"Nazi" Meat-Puppets in Novorossiya


The BBC spin, via The Brookings Institute's Charles Lister:

Assad is not and should never be seen as a better alternative to IS.

From the very first days of the revolution, Assad and his intelligence apparatus have consistently facilitated the rise of jihadists. This policy of aiding and abetting jihadist militants and manipulating them for Damascus' policy interests is a well-established Assad family practice, dating back at least to the 1990s.

By releasing dozens of al-Qaeda prisoners in mid-2011, Assad helped give birth to a thriving Islamist insurgency, including an al-Qaeda affiliate. By then adopting a deliberate policy of not targeting IS, Assad directly facilitated that group's recovery and explosion into the transnational "Caliphate" movement it claims to be today.

Meanwhile, the Assad regime has conducted a consistent policy of intentional mass killing of civilians - first with air strikes and ballistic missiles, then with barrel bombs and widely alleged use of chemical weapons.

Bashar al-Assad has professionalised and industrialised the use of detention and torture to "cleanse" his own population, while imposing dozens of medieval-style sieges on vulnerable populations. He has consistently flouted UN Security Council resolutions and according to some sources, has been responsible for 95% of all 111,000 civilian deaths since 2011.


CUCKBERT FISK, pro-Kike, pro-Muz, pro-Dindu, in The Independent:

In treating needy refugees like invaders, we risk losing our humanity

Robert Fisk @indyvoices 30 August 2015

We Europeans treat the poor and huddled masses, the truly innocent of Syria and Iraq, Afghanistan and Ethiopia, as if they are foreign invaders determined to plunder and subjugate our sovereignty, our heimat, our green and pleasant land. Barbed wire along the Hungarian border. Barbed wire at Calais. Have we lost the one victory which we Europeans learned from the Second World War – compassion? [...] Germany’s generosity flares like a beacon beside the response of PR Dave and his chums. [...] Were the followers of Moses not refugees, as they continued to be for 2,000 years? [...] It fell to Pól Ó Muirí, the Irish-language editor of The Irish Times, whose own father was a migrant construction worker in Britain, to point out last week how many Irishmen helped build the Channel Tunnel – and of how today “the migrants are on the other side, trying to get through”. Yes, “something should be done” about the refugees, Ó Muirí rhetorically agreed. But then – and since I love great writing, you must bear with me – he added: “The whole thing is a bit frightening, isn’t it, all those people throwing themselves at the fences at the mouth of the tunnel that the Donegal ones helped build… It was when the camera panned back to show men standing and watching, with all the dignity they could muster, that I suddenly realised I was seeing… my father in England… Do you see your family in their faces too? Look a little closer. Don’t be afraid.”

First rule of refugees – don’t be a Muslim if you want help

Robert Fisk @indyvoices 13 July 2015

Nineteenth-century Americans were on safe ground when they inscribed the words of [KIKE] Emma Lazarus on the Statue of Liberty: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” A comparatively new country, the United States needed the destitute of Europe – the Irish, the Jews of Russia – to expand their nation. There was no question of referring to the Irish “poor” as “economic migrants” or to those Jews “yearning to breathe free” as “asylum seekers” or “political refugees” from the Tsar’s pogroms. [...] The humanitarian Americans of the 19th century who welcomed the pogromed Jews of Russia were far less keen to give sanctuary to the Jewish victims of Hitler. Before the Second World War, like European nations, they turned them away. And after the Holocaust, they preferred that Jewish survivors should go to their “true” home in Palestine rather than settle in the US.


Christian refugees from Iraq and Syria and Egypt have generally been received by “Christian” countries. But most of the refugees today are Muslims fleeing Muslims and they are not receiving the same generosity. [...] There are no more safe havens; the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre this weekend is proof enough. And while we now save these people from the waters of the Mediterranean, we do not want them. Why? Because they are Muslims and not Christians – or “Westerners” as we prefer to call ourselves today? I fear so.


If Greece eventually collapses, what will we do with millions of Greek refugees on the edge of our shrunken “Europe”? Treat them with contempt as EU ministers were doing this weekend? Or allow them to dribble north into “our” lands because they are Christian and not Arab Muslims?

Alas, we now treat each refugee on the grounds of their race, religion or purpose of flight (“migration”). We do not treat them as human beings. And thus we betray all our religions and all our cultures.

Hungary must look to its own history for migrant guidance

Once, the country was quite happy to send refugees to Germany...

Robert Fisk @indyvoices 6 September 2015

Europe faces the biggest refugee crisis since the 1939-1945 conflict, we are solemnly told. And there are the Hungarian police standing before the crowds of poor and desperate souls – most of them Muslims – outside Budapest’s main railway station, where even ticket-holders could not board the trains. Funny how the old memory buds don’t kick in at this point. For just 71 years ago, the Hungarian police were forcing tens of thousands of Jews on to trains out of Budapest, desperate to get them to Auschwitz on time. Adolf Eichmann was setting the rules.

And don’t think that the Hungarians were just unwilling tools of Germany’s march into Hungary towards the end of the war. The Hungarian police actually escorted the Jewish deportation trains right up to the border of Austria – which was then part of the Großdeutsches Reich – so that the Nazi authorities could speed them on to the extermination camps. The Jews to be liquidated – of Hungary’s Jewish population, 565,000 were to be murdered in the Holocaust – came not just from the cities but from the smallest of Hungarian towns, even from the rail junction of Bicske which was only captured by the advancing Soviet army in early 1945. It seems that only three Jews from Bicske survived.

Odd, isn’t it, how no one has made this particular connection with the Second World War. Because Bicske was the rail station to which the mysterious and unmarked Hungarian train took the largely Muslim refugees last week – those hundreds who, clutching rail tickets to Munich, thought they were on their way to Germany and suddenly found that their carriages pulled in to the little Hungarian town already infamous for its police-controlled refugee centre.


The Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, has presciently noted for us that “those arriving have been raised in another religion, and represent a radically different culture. Most of them are not Christians, but Muslims.” Well, blow me down. The guy’s not just a politician – he’s a social historian. But while I grant that Eastern Europeans take their religion a bit more seriously than Western Europeans, this is taking Christian “culture” a bit far. As Orban wrote in the Frankfurter Allgemeine: “This is an important question, because Europe and European identity is rooted in Christianity.” Let the EU remember that. And I hope I’ll be forgiven for remembering that the Catholic Church in Hungary was, long before Hitler, among the most anti-Semitic in Europe.

In 1919, for example, the Bishop of Szekesfehervar, Ottakar Prohaszka, told his people that it was “important to note that the Jews are eating us up and we have to defend ourselves against this bedbug epidemic”. Jewry was “a foreign power that suppresses Christianity”. When Eichmann ordered the deportation of Hungarian Jews, Catholic leaders in Budapest were more concerned to protect Jewish converts to Christianity than to save the lives of unconverted Jews. Only appeals from the Pope, President Roosevelt and the Swedish King Gustav V pushed them into more serious objections to the Nazis. Bishop Prohaszka’s seat at Szekesfehervar, I hate to add, was the birthplace of Viktor Orban and is the county town for Bicske.

Like Bosnia and Serbia, Hungary was part of the Ottoman empire and Hungarian “patriots” have long regarded the “Turkish” period with extreme distaste. Ivo Andric, that fine Yugoslav novelist of The Bridge on the Drina, wrote in his doctoral thesis of how the converted Muslims of Bosnia were, in effect, a wedge driven between the Catholic and Orthodox Christian churches. The 2011 Hungarian census, however, shows that only 5,579 Muslims are living in Hungary – a mere 0.056 per cent of the population. Even if Hungary was to take a fraction of the refugees travelling through its territory today, how much would the Muslim population grow. By 3 per cent? Four per cent?

And given the behaviour of the princes of the Hungarian church in the early half of the last century, I can only wonder about that Christian “culture” that Mr Orban wants to protect. The Council of Europe report, which this year condemned the prevalence of anti-Semitic speech in Hungary – reminding us that a right-wing journalist expressing racist views was handed a journalism award by Orban’s government – probably tells us more than we want to know about the body politic of the Budapest government. Public demonstrations in Hungary in favour of the refugees suggest that Mr Orban, like so many European leaders, does not represent his people.

But there is an eastern and central European problem – exemplified by Hungary – that no-one has yet felt able to discuss: the degree to which we at the time regarded their subjugation by the Soviet Union as a punishment for their Fascist history. Once the Soviet Union collapsed, however, we welcomed them into the EU, feeling ashamed to have left them to their fate as Moscow’s pawns after the Second World War.

I always thought we were a bit too quick to open our arms to them. But they’d paid and what more valuable a reward for their endurance than membership of the EU? Now we are beginning to discover what the Hungarian state looks like. And so are the Muslim refugees of the Middle East.

Refugee crisis: Thank God for Germany taking responsibility - the rest of Europe appears to have forgotten the age-old lessons of history

Thousands of years of our history can be traced via the movements of refugees. Often, they have been welcomed, and the societies receiving them enriched. Yet the same mistakes keep being made. Robert Fisk hopes we get it right this time

Robert Fisk @indyvoices 9 September 2015


Palestinian refugees, in their hundreds of thousands, are our responsibility.


We all have our Ukip/Daily Mail moments. I had mine in Oslo Central Station in the winter of 2012 when I was on my way to Sweden. But in Oslo station, I found gangs of feral young Pakistani men in leather jackets, prowling the passenger concourse at 6am to prey on the tired passengers. They were robber gangs, a part of the station’s life. And I found myself asking why these Pakistani youths wanted to bring the Karachi mafia to this beautiful country and to its educated, generous people? Not long afterwards, I asked myself the same question about the people from the same country who had abused young women in a British city.

When I was at school, an idiotic vicar (“Religious Affairs Teacher” was his preposterous title) tried to persuade us pupils that Christianity was all about being “tested”. God was setting us tests, you see, not just giving us instructions to obey (as he – God, not the Vicar – supposedly did to Muslims). But post-war Europe – or at least the geographically western sector of Europe – is indeed now being tested. We thought that our Judgement Day would involve a test of our war-loving nature: did we or did we not resist the temptation of a Third World War once Hitler was dead?

We passed that test. Rather well. But now it turns out that the real test is based not on our supposedly belligerent nature, but on our own preaching and sermonising and proselytising. We had lectured the Muslim Arab dictatorships (whose criminal bosses we propped up with money and weapons and torture-training) on the need for human rights, equality and justice. But then, suddenly, from this very land-mass, came a benighted people in their hundreds of thousands – perhaps thousands of thousands – who decided that in their moment of agony, they would like to throw their lives into the hands of these beautiful people who had been teaching them for so many decades about the benefits of heaven on earth. This immensely wealthy paradise – a land of milk and honey in the most literal sense in any supermarket – had for years been talking of its promise and its human goodness, of its immensely high standards of law and justice. Now these people would like to have some of it.

And we – in this critical hour in the history of our continent, in the history of the EU, in the story of what was once called “Christendom” – we failed the Great Test. Our state-of-the-art nations did not want these wretched people. They became bloodsuckers, human mosquitoes, people-smugglers, a “swarm”. And if the rags of our integrity as human beings have been salvaged these past few weeks, this is due to the dour, rather sour Protestant ethics of an east German hausfrau [Merkel] who history may (or may not, for let us remember her people’s grandfathers for whom my Dad was supposed to shoot his own refugees) say has saved our soul.

[Photo: 11th January 1939: A camp leader ringing the dinner bell at a camp for young Jewish refugees from Germany and Austria, at Dovercourt Bay near Harwich]

But if our generosity stretched that far in welcoming Belgian refugees in the First World War, Jewish refugees before the Second World War, Germans afterwards, Hungarians fleeing the 1956 uprising, even a few Chernobyl survivors (some soon to die), they usually had two things in common. They were white – or as near as much as makes no difference – and they were European and – or as near as much as makes no difference – were from our monotheistic world. The Bosnian refugees of the early 1990s were mostly Muslim, of course, but they looked like and were Europeans, and their version of Islam was for us picturesque rather than religious: snow-covered mosques rather than hot Kabaas, a whiff of eastern cuisine washed down with slivovica, Ramadan-and-one-for-the-road.

But these chaps today, camping opposite Dover, for example, as my Dad’s racist friends used to say, were “black as the ace of spades”. Or a bit black. Or brown. Even the Ethiopian Christians – who passed the Christianity test – failed the colour bar. That is why, I fear, we wept for poor Aylan al-Kurdi. His Muslim religion (such as he would have understood it at that age) was cancelled out by his Kurdish origin – the Kurds being a brave warrior people whom we regularly admirer, support and usually betray. We mourned for him not just because he was an innocent three-year old but because he was a white innocent three-year old.

Only one more remark remains to me, and I say it now for the first time in my life, as the son of a father who fought the Kaiser’s arms on the Somme, and of a mother who repaired radios on damaged Spitfires during the Second World War.

Thank God for Germany.

This newspaper has started a campaign for the UK to welcome a fair share of refugees.

Independent Invaders petition


"Robert Fisk is a modern flagelant who believes in original sin that Europeans are born sinful and so must attone for their sins by being made slaves to Middle Easterners and Africans and pay for their welfare medical care and social housing. I have no such feelings of guilt towards these people many of whom are younger then me. I do not "owe" them anything at all. Human rights is something tbey should strive for not because we tell them but because it is better for them if they chose to live by those principles born of European enlightenment ideals. Someone tell Fisk the "white mans burden" is over so he can go through life less guilt ridden and miserable."

"We [Jews] are fighting together with our Muslim brothers...our natural allies.”

Pinchas Goldschmidt, Swiss Chief Rabbi (Pharisee) of Moscow, on the Muslim Invasion of Europe: "We [Jews] are fighting together with our Muslim brothers. … They are our natural allies.”

“There is a clash of civilizations [between "secular Post-Christian Europe" and Muslim refugees], and we, the Jews are in the middle of this clash of civilisations. . . . Yes! Yes! Yes! We see ourselves together - fighting together! - with our Muslim brothers, who want a free Europe, who want a peaceful Europe, who want to integrate like our forefathers integrated into Western Europe a hundred and two hundred years ago. And they are our natural allies."

Pharisee Pinchas Goldschmidt with the heads of the main EU institutions, Jerzy Buzek (President European Parliament 2009-2012; former Polish PM), José Manuel Barroso (President European Commission 2004-2014; former Portuguese PM) and Herman Van Rompuy (President European Council 2009-2014; former Belgian PM) at the "Gathering of Religious Leaders”, in Brussels, May 2011:

RT Interview:


Pinchas Goldschmidt (born 21 July 1963, Zurich) is the Chief Rabbi of Moscow, Russia since 1993.

Rabbi Goldschmidt is the spiritual leader of the Moscow Choral Synagogue, the head of the rabbinical court of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), president of the Conference of European Rabbis and is an officer of the Russian Jewish Congress (RJC). Goldschmidt represents the Russian Jewish community politically as well.

Goldschmidt is the Swiss-born chief rabbi of Moscow. He is the spiritual leader of the central synagogue of Moscow, and heads the rabbinical court of the CIS. In 1990 he created the guidelines in conjunction with the Israeli Ministry of Interior to reconfirm Jews who have hidden their Jewish identity during Soviet times.

Goldschmidt played a major role in founding and developing communal structures from colleges, day schools and kindergartens, soup kitchens and rabbinical schools, to political umbrella structures, such as the Russian Jewish Congress and the Congress of the Jewish Religious Organizations and Associations in Russia (CJROAR).

Goldschmidt represents the Russian Jewish community politically. He published op-eds in the international press pertaining to the issues of the day. He has also addressed the US Senate, the EU Parliament, The Council of Europe, The Israeli Knesset, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's "Neeman Commission", Oxford University, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Berlin Conference on anti-Semitism, and Harvard University, discussing the state of the Jewish Community, and the threats of anti-Semitism.

In January 2005, five hundred people, including newspaper editors, public intellectuals and 19 Duma deputies published an appeal to the Prosecutor General of Russia. The petitioners called for the closure of Jewish organized life in Russia. A subsequent television call-in show, during which 100,000 people phoned in, revealed that 54% of the participants supported the idea of banning all Jewish organizations in Russia. Goldschmidt wrote a detailed response to all the accusations and addressed the letter to Dmitriy Rogozin, leader of the nationalist Rodina (Motherland) party, who, after receiving Goldschmidt's letter, apologized and distanced himself from the petition.

Goldschmidt was deported from Russia during September 2005, and was allowed to return to his community after three months, only after an international campaign. In 2010 by special order of Russia's president, Dmitry Medvedev, he was made a citizen of Russia. He takes an active part in interfaith dialogue gatherings with Christians and Muslims in New York, Paris, Astana, Seville, Vienna and Moscow.

He also leads the Conference of European Rabbis, the rabbinical umbrella group of Europe (uniting four hundred rabbis from Dublin to Khabarovsk) as the chairman of the Standing Committee.

Goldschmidt besides his rabbinical ordination possesses an MA from Ner Israel Rabbinical College, as well as a MS from Johns Hopkins University. He also studied at Ponevezh Yeshiva, (1979–1981), Telshe Yeshiva, Chicago, Il (1981–1982), Shevet Umechokek Institute for Rabbinical Judges headed by Rabbi Zalman Nechemia Goldberg, (1985–1986) and Harry Fischel Institute for Talmudic Research, Jerusalem, Israel (1986–1987). He authored articles on issues of Jewish law regarding post-Soviet Jewry and has published a collection of responsas with a compilation of Russian Jewish names "Zikaron Basefer", (Moscow 1996).

Rabbi Goldschmidt has been awarded Certification as candidate for the Position of Chief Rabbi in Israel or in one of the cities in Israel by the Council of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel in the year 2002. Rabbi Goldschmidt is married and has seven children.

In the spring of 2009, Goldschmidt was Visiting Scholar at the Davis Center in Harvard.

Since July 2011, Goldschmidt is the new president of the Conference of European Rabbis. He was elected by the CER's Standing Committee meeting in London and succeeds the former Chief Rabbi of France (1987–2009), Joseph Sitruk, who had held the post since 1999. Only the fourth president of the CER in its 54-year history, Rabbi Goldschmidt is the first to hold the post from outside Western Europe.


The Kike's Guardian:

Germany needs to welcome an average of 533,000 immigrants every year, which perhaps gives context to the estimate that 800,000 refugees are due to come to Germany this year.

Only Scandinavia appears to be weathering the demographic storm with any success, partly thanks to generous parental leave systems, stable economies, and, in the cases of Sweden and Norway, high net immigration.

“We do face an ageing population but the problem is not so alarming due to relatively high fertility rates,” says Nizar Chakkour of Statistics Sweden.

For Swedes, improving the demographic profile is advanced as one of the most powerful arguments in favour of immigration. At a meeting in Brussels in June, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven enjoined other European countries follow his country’s example.

He said of Sweden’s high levels of asylum applications: “It is an asset. We must recognise that if we do not do this now, we are going to have a gigantic problem in a few years.”

Immigration also props up the fertility rate and Britain and France have received a similar fillip to its population growth as a result.

But across huge swaths of the European Union, longstanding communities are disappearing and the social burden on the young is becoming unsustainable. Meanwhile, in Kos, Lampedusa and on the Hungarian border, tens of thousands plead to be allowed in.


German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that the migrant crisis will not be solved imminently, and its handling will shape Europe in the long term.

She told German MPs the latest EU measures agreed on Wednesday were only a "first step" and that "selective relocation" of migrants was not enough. The flow of migrants over Europe's borders continues. Hungary announced a record 10,046 arrivals on Wednesday.

The European Commission has meanwhile warned that a failure to address the crisis properly could lead to a surge in right-wing extremism across Europe. About half a million migrants have arrived in Europe this year, exposing deep divisions within the EU.

Mrs Merkel told the German parliament: "I am deeply convinced that what Europe needs is not just selective relocation [of migrants], but a permanent process for fairly distributing refugees among member states. A first step has been taken, but we are still far from where we should be."

At least €1bn (£700m, $1.1bn) extra will be donated to the UN refugee agency and the World Food programme

Merkel: "The way we tackle the crisis will shape Europe in the long term." She criticised the failure of some EU states to meet the "minimum standards in Europe for the accommodation and care of refugees".

Later on Thursday, she was meeting the leaders of Germany's 16 states in Berlin to discuss funding for handling migrants and speeding up asylum claims.

She insisted "the opportunities are much bigger than the risks".

But Mrs Merkel said the EU also needed help from outside the EU, calling for the support "of our transatlantic partners, the United States, as well as with Russia and the states of the region of the Middle East".

After Wednesday's summit, European Council President Donald Tusk warned that the "greatest tide of refugees and migrants is yet to come. We should be talking about millions of potential refugees," he said, adding: "We need to correct the policy of open doors and windows."

The flow has continued unabated, with Hungary recording a record number on Wednesday - 9,939 entering from Croatia and 102 from Serbia. It was Hungary's introduction of tough new laws on its border with Serbia last week that led to thousands of migrants diverting to Croatia. This has led to increased tension between Serbia and Croatia. Serbia has banned Croatian cargo traffic and Croatia in return has now banned Serbian-registered vehicles. Croatia said reports that individual Serbian citizens had also been barred from entering Croatia were incorrect, saying there had only been "a problem with passports". But Serbia condemned Croatia, saying its border restrictions were "comparable only to those of the World War Two fascist regime".

Hungary's fairly smooth processing of migrants arriving from Croatia may well change in the coming days when it is expected to complete a razor-wire fence on its Croatian border. Hungary has also begun constructing a razor-wire fence along its border with Slovenia - believed to be the first such barrier between members of the EU's Schengen zone. The zone's provision of loose border controls and passport-free travel between its members has been tested by the migrant crisis.

Meanwhile, European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans warned of dire consequences if border checks were not properly enforced. He told the BBC: "If we're not able to tackle this issue, if we're not able to find sustainable solutions, you will see a surge of the extreme right across the European continent."

(A note on terminology: The BBC uses the term migrant to refer to all people on the move who have yet to complete the legal process of claiming asylum. This group includes people fleeing war-torn countries such as Syria, who are likely to be granted refugee status, as well as people who are seeking jobs and better lives, who governments are likely to rule are economic migrants.)

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Migrant crisis: Dachau concentration camp being used to house refugees

By Adam Justice, International Business Times, September 23, 2015

On the site of former Nazi concentration camp Dachau, outbuildings that used to belong to the complex's herb garden are now being used to house refugees. Once a place of fear and death, children can now be seen playing on the site where inmates were forced to spend hours toiling in the cold and rain to cultivate plants intended for use in medicine.

"The buildings belonged to the former plantation, to the herb garden, which was one of the worst labour detachments of Dachau concentration camp, where especially Jewish and religious prisoners were working in order to make the soil arable and to plant medicinal herbs. It was one of the worst labour detachments because the work was mostly outside, and the death rate was immense. And as such it was a place of death and terror," head of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Gabriele Hammermann said.

The garden complex does not belong to the official memorial site, but is being used by the city authorities to house the homeless and asylum seekers whose applications have been recognised, giving them a home to start their new lives in Germany.

"Now it has become a story in connection with the debate about the migrant crisis. But homeless people and recognised asylum seekers are housed here, not refugees [whose status is still unclear]. And that difference is often not being made in the press," Hammermann said.

The use of the site remains controversial, she said, adding that it would be better to house people closer to the local population. "Fundamentally, we think that other places are more appropriate in order to house people, especially since integration is a major goal. So I think it makes more sense to house people in the centres of towns, not on the outskirts. But at the moment it is a very tense housing situation," Hammermann said.

The German government has said it expects 800,000 people to seek asylum in Germany this year, as Europe struggles to cope with a huge influx of people fleeing war and poverty in countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

With limited housing available, many local authorities have found unusual places to house refugees, including inflatable buildings, sports and recreation centres, and even a virtual ghost town abandoned to make way for a future open-pit mine.


Diplomats warn of ‘blood on the walls’ after EU leaders stitch up deal to force Eastern European countries to take their share of 160,000 refugees

Daily Mail, 22 September 2015

EU leaders have tonight stitched up a deal to force countries to take in refugees against their will.

Eastern European countries were told they would have to welcome thousands of asylum seekersunder the mandatory quota system to relocate 160,000 people from Greece and Italy after they were out-voted at a Brussels summit.

Diplomats warned the decision to over-rule the autonomy of countries on such a sensitive issue was a ‘big moment’ in the history of the union and could lead to ‘blood on the walls’.

Slovakia immediately announced it would defy the decision following the deal, with Prime Minister Robert Fico saying that 'as long as I am prime minister, mandatory quotas will not be implemented on Slovak territory'

The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Hungary tried to block the plan but their vehement opposition was over-ridden after it was decided to use a majority vote at the meeting of interior ministers rather than consensus.

A diplomat from one of the countries opposed to the plan described the atmosphere around the council table as ‘terrible’, adding: ‘This is a bad day for Europe.’

Countries in favour of the quotas showed little grace after forcing them through. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the plan had been approved by a ‘crushing majority’. ‘This decision is testament to the capacity of Europe to take responsibility and progress,’ he said.

At tonight’s summit, ministers used a majority vote to force the crucial decision on the European Commission plan to relocate a further 120,000 asylum seekers from Italy and Greece. Countries had already agreed a plan to distribute 40,000 voluntarily at a meeting last week but the new mandatory quotas being pushed by countries including Germany were highly contentious.

Hours before the meeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged to do everything to resolve the redistribution of refugees by consensus, rather than simply outvoting Eastern European countries that strongly oppose the plan. She said: ‘It’s worth every effort to do everything to be able to decide by consensus among the 28 member states, rather than by qualified majority, on important questions such as the distribution of refugees.’ But at the summit the decision was taken by a majority vote, with four Eastern European countries opposing and Finland abstaining.

Britain did not have a vote because it has already opted out of taking part.

Prague warned that the scheme would be unworkable and could end in ‘big ridicule’ for governments and EU authorities. ‘We will soon realise that the emperor has no clothes. Common sense lost today,’ Czech Interior Minister Milan Chovanec tweeted after the vote.

Ukip MEP Jane Collins said: ‘There is now no escaping the fact that immigration will be decided by Brussels. ‘What we have witnessed today is four countries who wish to control who settles in their country being outvoted by foreign government.’

The EU’s border-free travel area, the Schengen Zone, has unravelled in the past fortnight as Germany, Austria, Slovenia have brought back checks.

Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos said: ‘The creation of the Schengen area is one of the greatest achievements of the EU and it is irreversible.’

Tory MEP Timothy Kirkhope said: ‘My greatest fear is that forcing such a divisive issue to a vote will have negative consequences in the long run. All 28 EU countries need to work together to manage this crisis and alienating major European states makes finding common solutions even harder. This is not a long term solution to this crisis; It is a sticking plaster, and the way it has been handled diminishes much of the good will that will be needed to find genuine long term and more permanent solutions. We hear a lot about ‘solidarity’ in the EU. Enforcing a plan on a country that is strongly opposed to it is not solidarity, it is compulsion.’




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