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Germany's populist party votes to begin proceedings to oust member who called Berlin's Holocaust memorial a "monument of shame."
Germany's rising right-wing populist party voted to begin proceedings to oust a prominent member for calling Berlin's Holocaust memorial a "monument of shame."
Bjoern Hoecke, leader of the Alternative for Germany, or AfD, in the former East German state of Thuringia aroused ire nationwide with remarks in January denigrating the memorial and suggesting that more attention be paid to German victims of World War II.
Frauke Petry, who heads the 3-year-old AfD, said Monday that the expulsion procedure could take quite a while, but that she was convinced most party members would support the move.
Critics within the
They don't know they are to be hanged, not until the noose is placed around their necks. As they are moved in groups of up to 50 people, they are told they are being transferred to another prison. Some in the “execution room” may still harbor hopes they are to be released and freed from weeks of vicious beatings, sexual violence, starvation and humiliation.
According to Amnesty International, week in, week out, a grotesque execution routine has been under way in the jail 30 kilometers from the
Police in Quebec City, Canada say one man remains in custody following a deadly shooting at a mosque and that another man, who was detained as a suspect, is now being considered a witness. A court clerk earlier identified the two men as Alexandre Bissonnette and Mohamed el Khadir; but, it is not clear which one remains the suspect.
Six people were killed and eight others wounded late Sunday in the shooting, which Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned it as a "terrorist attack on
A senior Iranian official threatened to target Israel immediately if the US attacks the Islamic Republic
A senior member of the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission and a former Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) official warned that Tehran has prepared its forces for war and attained “great achievements” in its ballistic missile development program. If attacked by the US, Iran will immediately retaliate by firing a missile at Tel Aviv, he asserted.
One hundred years after the U.K. declared its support for the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people in Israel, Jewish leaders from across the world and more than 650 Russian-speaking Jews from more than 20 European countries will gather in Windsor for the first-ever Limmud FSU (former Soviet Union) Europe regional conference in the U.K., Feb. 3-5.
Limmud FSU Europe is the first extra-territorial Limmud and this U.K. conference will feature more than 100 lectures, workshops