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Luxury Berlin hotel denies erasing Israel from phonebook
Claude Lanzmann. Photo: DPA

French filmaker Claude Lanzmann has claimed that a luxury hotel in Berlin deliberately leaves the Israeli dialling code out of its directory for the sake of its Arab clients.

Jewish man beaten in Berlin for wearing kippah
Photo: DPA

A young man reported being attacked in the east of the capital on Tuesday evening by a group of three men who spotted his religious skullcap.

Siemens settles Israel bribery case for €38m

German technology giant Siemens has agreed to pay €38 million to settle a corruption case in Israel, local media reported on Monday.

Israel ‘exploiting’ German friendship: govt insider
Benjamin Netanyahu. Photo: DPA

A leading member of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) has accused Israel of exploiting German friendship, as Spiegel claimed Berlin is becoming ‘sceptical’ about its relationship with the Jewish state.

Israel told: pay up for hapless spies who got stuck in mud
File Photo: DPA

A small town in northern Germany has sent the Israeli government a bill for €1,263 after it helped pull two secret service agents out of a muddy field they'd gotten stuck in.

Justice for the Holocaust
How a German insurer helped Nazis rob Jews
An image from a pre-war catalogue of the Wolff clothing company in Berlin, before the family fled for Palestine in 1933. Image: Dina Gold

In 1990, Dina Gold marched into the Transport Ministry in Berlin to stake her claim on a building Nazis confiscated from her grandparents in 1937. But the road to compensation for age-old crimes led her to a surprising discovery about modern-day Germany.

Luxury store brings back Israeli wine after uproar
Kaudhaus des Westens (KaDeWe) in Berlin. Photo: DPA

Berlin luxury department store KaDeWe said Sunday that it would resume selling Israeli wines it had pulled from its shelves over new EU labelling guidelines for products from Jewish settlements.

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday reiterated Germany's inherent responsibility for the Holocaust after visiting Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu stirred controversy over his claim a Palestinian leader gave Hitler the idea of exterminating Jews.

Iran has barred famed conductor Daniel Barenboim from entering the Islamic republic because of his Israeli citizenship, thwarting his plan to lead a performance in Tehran, media reported Sunday.

Israeli-Argentinian conductor Daniel Barenboim is hoping to take one of Germany's top orchestras to Iran to perform a concert there, the Berlin State Opera said Thursday, drawing angry protests from Israel.

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