Writer Sarah Stricker has lived in Israel for five years. She finished her first novel there and has just contributed a short story to an anthology of Israeli and German authors.
Through her stay in Israel, Sarah Stricker has learned to love country and its people. She is convinced that Germans and Israelis are growing closer despite the burden of history.
In 2013, the German Tom Franz won the Israeli television cooking show “MasterChef.” Since then he’s become a celebrity in Israel.
Tom Franz converted to Judaism eight years ago. He loves to pray in a small synagogue in Jerusalem that his wife’s great-grandfather founded.
Filming in the kitchen with the Fadidas, a family of chefs for generations. Tom Franz did research here for a book about the food of Jerusalem.
The 34-year-old Israeli Rilli Willow wants to establish itself as a singer in Berlin, the city where her great aunt, who was murdered in Auschwitz, was once a successful singer.
Rilli Willow with husband Benedikt Bindewald and Israeli friends in a bar in Kreuzberg. Many young Israelis live in this district of Berlin and in the neighboring borough of Neukölln.
Israelis Rilli Willow and Shahak Shapira both agree on one thing: Jewish wit and Israeli sarcasm make the history of their people easier to bear.
Ready to report: For his research, 27-year-old Shahak Shapira takes on the role of a journalist and asks passers-by about anti-Semitism and clichés about Jews.
Many visitors to the Holocaust Memorial take self-portraits with their cell phone cameras, so-called “selfies.” Shahak Shapira confronted them with a fictitious “selfie” ban there.
Israel's defense minister has made the destruction of tunnels an "essential component" of Israel's security policy. Often used to smuggle goods into the Gaza Strip, the tunnels have at times been used for attacks.
Germany-wide police raids have been carried out on suspected Iranian spies. Iran has been linked in the past to spying, assassinating dissidents and targeting Israelis.
Iran is currently being rocked by the largest wave of protests it has seen since 2009. Calls from around the world range from demanding regime change and voicing support for demonstrators to appealing for restraint.
Donald Trump is threatening to cut off US aid to the Palestinian territories. The move, which follows his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, could have dire consequences for people in Gaza and the West Bank.
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