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Kristallnacht & kicking the Jews out

The screws tighten against German Jewry, culminating in the Night of Broken Glass by  Aish.com staff Initially, the Nazis simply wanted all the Jews out of German territory. In fact, they helped Jews emigrate to Israel. But little by little,…

Does Germany really want to lead the EU?

Posted by:  eurotopics Germany’s leading role in the euro crisis is provoking resentment in other EU countries This raises the question of whether the country wants to maintain its role in the event that the deeper EU integration German Chancellor…

Jews one of Germany’s most prominent rabbis has been charged after publicly vowing to continue to perform circumcisions

By Raphael Ahren

Charges filed against prominent Berlin rabbi for vowing to continue circumcisionsAfter appearance on popular TV show, Yitshak Ehrenberg becomes the second German rabbi to be charged for defying controversial Cologne ruling
Rabbi Yitshak Ehrenberg on the Anne Will show in July. (screenshot, via YouTube)

The office of Rabbi Yitshak Ehrenberg, who has been serving the Berlin Jewish community since 1997, on Wednesday confirmed in an email that criminal charges had been filed against him. Ehrenberg has received a letter from the prosecutor’s office because of comments he made on a nationwide broadcast television show, an aide confirmed. At this point it is not known who filed the complaint and what exactly the letter states.

Secret 100 billion Euro’s popping up Greek Banks

By: Ralph Atkins in Frankfurt

There has been no official announcement. No terms or conditions have been disclosed. But Greece’s banking system is being propped up by an estimated €100 billion or so of emergency liquidity provided by the country’s central bank — approved secretly by the European Central Bank in Frankfurt. If Greece were to leave the eurozone, the immediate cause might be an ECB decision to pull the plug.

Extensive use of “emergency liquidity assistance” (ELA) to help banks in the weakest economies has been one of the less-noticed features of the eurozone crisis. Separate from normal supplies of liquidity and meant originally as a temporary facility for national authorities to use when banks hit problems, ELA proved a lifesaver for the financial system Ireland and is now even more so in Greece. As such, it has given the ECB — which has ultimate control over the facility — considerable power to determine countries’ fates.

Whether that power would ever be exercised is unclear. ELA is a subject on which the ECB is deeply reluctant to provide information — even on where or when it is provided.