Angela Merkel

A picture taken and not edited as Jerusalem Post photographer Marc Israel Sellem snapped away during a joint press conference held by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Feb. 25, 2014. He captured Netanyahu gesturing across the stage. Unfortunately for the two leaders, the resultant shadow gave Merkel a faux mustache not unlike that of another, far less reputed, German leader, Adolf Hitler. The Jerusalem Post is not using or distributing the image but it has been widely circulated on social media.

Lighting casts unfortunate shadow that no one intended

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s finger shadow was captured by a photographer as it crossed the lip line of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s face. The photograph shows Mr. Netanyahu pointing at something — and the […]

02/25/2014

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Germans commemorate 1938′s ‘night of broken glass’

BERLIN (AP) — Germans across the country on Saturday commemorated the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht — the night of broken glass — during which the Nazis staged a wave of attacks on Jews in Germany […]

11/09/2013

Opposition Greens lawmaker Hans-Christian Stroebele,  shows  a letter  to the media,  he claims  he received from  Edward Snowden, prior to a press conference in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Snowden seeks the world’s help against US charges

BERLIN (AP) — Edward Snowden is calling for international help to persuade the U.S. to drop its espionage charges against him, according to a letter a German lawmaker released Friday after meeting the American in […]

11/01/2013

In this Sept. 6, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama walks with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel toward a group photo outside of the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg.  (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

Why spy on allies? Even good friends keep secrets

In geopolitics, just as on the playground, even best friends don’t tell each other everything. And everybody’s dying to know what the other guy knows. Revelations that the U.S. has been monitoring the cellphone calls […]

10/31/2013

President Barack Obama at Boston's historic Faneuil Hall, Oct. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

For Obama, risks and rewards in knowing too much

WASHINGTON (AP) — Confronted with missteps in his own administration, President Barack Obama has frequently pleaded ignorance — suggesting he could not be at fault about things he did not know. It’s an argument with […]

10/30/2013

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper listens at right as National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, before the House Intelligence Committee hearing on potential changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Intel chief: US spies on allies, they do it, too

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing lawmakers who suggested U.S. surveillance has gone too far, the national intelligence director on Tuesday defended spying on foreign allies as necessary and said such scrutiny of America’s friends — and […]

10/29/2013

The US  flag flies  on top of the US embassy in front  of the  Reichstag building  that houses the German  Parliament, Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Germany, France want US to agree to curb spying

BRUSSELS (AP) — Indignant at reports of U.S. electronic espionage overseas, the leaders of Germany and France said Friday they will insist the Obama administration agree by year’s end to limits that could put an […]

10/25/2013

Journalists use their cellphones as they wait for the arrival of heads of state at an EU summit on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

Chatty leaders vulnerable to foreign surveillance

BERLIN (AP) — The world has changed since 1929, when U.S. Secretary of State Henry L. Stimson shut down the State Department’s code-breaking office, declaring “gentlemen don’t read others’ mail.” In the current age of […]

10/25/2013

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Merkel triumphs in German vote but allies crushed

BERLIN (AP) – Official results confirm that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives have won Germany’s election but indicate that they have finished short of an absolute majority. Her center-right coalition partners crashed out of Parliament. Merkel’s […]

09/22/2013

Netherlands' King Willem-Alexander officially opens the new parliamentary year with a speech outlining the government's plan and budget policies for the year ahead, as his wife Queen Maxima, right, looks on in the 13th century "Hall of Knights" in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Lex van Lieshout, Pool)

Dutch king: say goodbye to welfare state

AMSTERDAM (AP) — King Willem-Alexander delivered a message to the Dutch people from the government Tuesday in a nationally televised address: the welfare state of the 20th century is gone. In its place a “participation […]

09/17/2013

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Merkel says far-right extremists remain threat

BERLIN (AP) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel says anti-Semitism and racism remain a threat to democracy in Europe almost 70 years after the end of World War II. Merkel cited the ongoing trial of five […]

08/17/2013

US President Barack Obama and Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany. (AP Photo)

Germany’s Merkel rejects NSA-Stasi comparison

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejected any comparison between U.S. surveillance activities and pervasive snooping by communist East Germany’s secret police, the Stasi, insisting in an interview published Wednesday that intelligence work is […]

07/10/2013

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