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.
When Yorai Feinberg first opened his restaurant in Berlin, he felt welcome. But lately the Israeli has increasingly been the recipient of hate mail. A new study has found that hate in Germany has become more radical.
Israel celebrates 70 years since its first prime minister announced its independence on May 14, 1948. Berlin's foreign minister has marked the occasion with a commentary lauding the bonds between Germany and Israel.
Anti-Semitism continues to be a serious problem. But it is also being instrumentalized and used as a blanket rebuke of anyone who criticizes Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories, says Ofer Waldman.
With relations frayed over a controversial Polish law regarding the Holocaust, Poland and Israel wanted to show ties are solid. But why did they choose to do it in German?
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