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1 P.B.B. AUSTRIAN POST AG PZ 08Z P ILLUSTRATED NEW WORLD JUDENGASSE 1A / 25, 1010 VIENNA SINGLE PRICE 4.50 EDITION Dance of Voices is the title of the Viennese communication scientist and painter Prof. Maximilian Gottschlich for his picture (oil on canvas, 70 x 100 cm). Language is the movement from the I to the you and back, according to the artist. FROM THE CONTENTS MIDDLE EAST Soviet Middle East Policy PAGE 4 MIDDLE EAST Miracles and reality PAGE 5 ISRAEL Breaking through borders with thinking PAGE 6 ECOLOGY The revival FROM THE CONTENTS of the Dead Sea PAGE 11 CONTEMPORARY HISTORY Between silence and remembrance PAGE 14 LITERATURE Late love Meir Shalev PAGE 16 Cause for the abusive rejection Prime Minister Netanyahu's was that German Foreign Minister Gabriel did not want to cancel a meeting with groups that sharply criticize the Israeli government and its settlement policy. Seldom have two politicians in both countries behaved more clumsily than in this superfluous dispute. Undoubtedly, Israel's democracy should withstand foreign diplomats engaging in dialogue with all parts of Israeli society. But the German Foreign Minister also made mistakes: because he should have exposed himself to speakers and glances who not only sing the well-known, stereotypical song of the occupation and the two-state solution. Anyone who really wants to get to know Israel should pay a visit to areas far away from the big cities of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Such as. the finger of Galilee, a small bulge to the north, which forms the southern part of the triangle between Israel, Lebanon and Syria. A wooden signpost in the Tel Dan Nature Park says to paradise. And truly, it hardly seems exaggerated: The Dan, one of the source rivers of the Jordan, rushes between ash trees, reeds and terebinths in a cozy idyll. Nearby, Kibbutz Dafna, not far from Israel's northernmost town, Metulla, is one of the first kibbutzim to be founded in the country. Small houses still bear witness to the modesty of a generation of founders who thought it was more important to build a just society instead of raking in wealth. Large lawns between the houses invite children to run around and, with a surprising number of slides THE OTHER ISRAEL, invite them to climb. Only at second glance do you realize that the slides are not intended to be used for play, but are made of concrete and intended as protection. You stand up stairs that lead to underground bunkers. Almost next to every house there is a shelter, a second, dark, underground Dafna. At the kindergarten, even the short way from the back exit to the exit to the bunker is reinforced with a thick concrete roof. In the 1950s and 1960s, the inhabitants of Galilee wanted to protect themselves and their children from the shelling from Syria, which sometimes rained down on them almost every day from the Golan Heights. Until the range of hills was conquered by Israel in the Six Day War 50 years ago. The war that began the occupation of the West Bank and the Palestinians. But shelling of Israel's north is not just a distant past. You can see this in the cowshed of a farm in Beit Hillel, not far from Kibbutz Dafna. Kurlenders have been milking their cows here for three generations. Grandfather Luigi and his son Tommi started here with a cow under fire from Syria and the threat of Palestinian terrorists who occasionally invaded from Lebanon. Grandson Omer hung the remains of a Katyusha missile that hit the calves a few meters away at the entrance to the cowshed, which is now home to 400 cows. It is a souvenir from the last war with Hezbollah in Lebanon in 2000. Israel withdrew unconditionally from Lebanon to the international GIL YARON border under the supervision of the UN. That did not bring security, however, because Hezbollah continues to adhere to its ideology of destruction and launched a war with Israel in 2006. At that time the world agreed: Israel used too much violence at the time. Instead, a diplomatic initiative, a UN resolution, would secure Israel's peace better than any offensive. The UN Security Council then passed Resolution Sie forbids Hezbollah to be present south of the Litani and to set up weapons there. But like every Israeli, Omer knows that the UN patrols off Lebanon's coast, in which ships of the German Navy participated, were of no use. They did not stop a single one of the more than missiles that Iran was sending to Hezbollah through Damascus airport. And with which the Islamists are threatening the Kurlender Farm and the rest of Israel today. The only thing that keeps them from shooting them down to destroy the hated Jewish state is the military superiority of Israel and the demonstrated readiness to use this power for defense. Nowhere else in the country can you find soldiers in full riot gear as they do here, who only stop briefly at a synagogue for evening prayer before they leave
2 2 ISSUE POLITICS Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel Every Israeli knows that the UN patrols off Lebanon's coast, in which ships of the German Navy participated, were of no use. Photo: Olaf Kosinsky Page 1 to go on patrol again at the border. Here you see armored army jeeps on country roads more often than elsewhere, you hear attack helicopters more often in the sky. They remind you that this stretch of land is only twenty minutes by car from the outpost of the Syrian branch of al Qaeda in the Golan Heights in the east and only five minutes by car from the bases of Hezbollah and the soldiers of Bashar Assad in the north. The end of the idyll, the beginning of the next war, are only an ambush, a malicious shell fire far away. A flying visit here would make it clear to every German politician why Israelis react so suspiciously when others make suggestions on how best to make peace. In the 1990s, the world urged Israel to return the Golan Heights to Damascus for peace with Syria. If Jerusalem had followed this advice, Kurlender and his dairy cows would be within firing range of Al Qaeda today. That this is not a theoretical danger is shown not only by the experience in Lebanon but also by the Gaza Strip. Israel unilaterally cleared that too in the following year, villages and towns near Gaza were shelled by Hamas for a decade. Just as Hezbollah is held in check solely by fear of a reprise of Israeli use of force, only Hamas has only kept quiet since the Gaza war of 2014, as quietly as it has not for more than a decade. That's why the Israelis don't like it when their soldiers are denounced. Not only because, thanks to the general conscription, they are the sons and daughters, fathers and mothers of almost every citizen in the country. But also because they provide a little stability and security in one of the most fragile regions in the world, which enables 8.6 million Israelis to have an almost normal everyday life. Of course one has to talk about the occupation, also because it is dangerous for Israel's democracy. Of course, excesses of violence by the Israeli army that actually exist must be discussed and denounced. But if you want to talk about 50 years of occupation and its termination, you should understand why it came about. And what it could mean for Israel to end it under wrong circumstances. It should first internalize what it would mean for citizens across the country if Israel's Mediterranean coast, where 80 percent of the country's population lives, were turned into a second Galilean finger. Because the green line, on which the occupied territories begin, is in some places just under 20 kilometers from Israel's Mediterranean beaches. Today, in view of the division and radicalization of Palestinian society, no one can guarantee that another evacuation will not bring back tens of thousands of rockets to Israel. And then? What would all the well-meaning diplomats do if they were wrong about their two-state solution? Dig bunkers under every house in Israel? Hardly likely. And that is exactly why you should listen to all sections of Israeli civil society before forming an opinion. And not just those they invite because they conveniently confirm their preconceived notions. PROTESTS AGAINST SCHOOL REFORM Israelis have for years been warning of the hatred with which Palestinian children are indoctrinated. Now the attempt to reform school books underpins this accusation: teachers, students and parents are protesting against the plan to remove the fight against the Jewish state from the curriculum. I can assure you of one thing, said Mahmud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority (PA), at his summit meeting with US President Donald Trump: we are raising our youth, our children and grandchildren, in a culture of peace. Palestinians wanted security, freedom and peace for our children so that they could live next to Israeli children. Abbas wanted to fend off the allegation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the indoctrination of Palestinian youth is one of the main obstacles on the way to peace: They even name their schools after mass murderers of Israelis and pay terrorists salaries, Netanyahu Abbas commented on a statement. A proposed reform of Palestinian textbooks and the reactions to it now appear to prove Israel's prime minister right. The whole of Palestine is in an uproar about the plans of the UN Relief Organization for Palestinian Refugees, UN-RWA, to change school books in order to alleviate the agitation against Israel that is contained in many places. Radical statements should be removed and gender equality emphasized. The project produced rare unity among otherwise deeply divided Palestinians. In both the West Bank, which is ruled by the PA, and in Gaza, which is controlled by the radical Islamic Hamas, parents demonstrated against the attempt to eradicate our national identity. At a specially convened conference in Ramallah, the Arab-Israeli Knesset member Ahmad Tibi railed: Palestinians who live under occupation have the right to incite agitation against them! The PA's Ministry of Education rejects the proposals and threatened to end BEN DANIEL's cooperation with UNRWA. Hamas speaks of a political crime. UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, was founded in December 1949 as a result of the mass exodus of the Palestinians when the state of Israel was founded. It is still one of the largest UN aid programs and supports around five million refugees and their descendants with employees in five regions. This also includes education for around half a million children. UNRWA has 252 schools with pupils in the Gaza Strip. There are 97 primary schools with pupils in the West Bank. The UNR-WA school program is based on the curriculum of the respective host country, i.e. on those of the PA. But since 2011 UNRWA has been checking its own teaching material to meet the requirements of the 21st century. As reported by the research institute MEMRI, UNRWA now plans to make at least 50 changes in primary school textbooks in subjects such as Arabic, math, social sciences and English. For example, how children learn to pronounce the sound Ti. Up until now, a map of Palestine (in Arabic: Falastin) was used for this in the first grade Arabic textbook. The problem with this: Israel does not exist on this map. Palestine stretches from the Mediterranean to the Jordan. Now the card should replace the picture of a bird (Jatir) and pumpkins (Jaktin). When the same first graders learn about desertification in geography, in future it will no longer be explained using a photo of an Israeli bulldozer leveling a grove, but with a picture from the desert. In a second grade math book, the
3 POLITICS ISSUE Israeli experts, however, are skeptical in view of the universal opposition among Palestinians that the intended reform will actually be implemented in the coming school year. From now on, children no longer learn to calculate using the road blocks shown. In the fourth grade, Arabic lessons should no longer say: Jerusalem is the capital of the Palestinian state, but Jerusalem is holy to the three Abrahamic religions. The equality of the sexes should also find expression in the new books, for example by the fact that in the future women and girls will also be shown in photos, sometimes directly next to men and boys, a clear statement against the gender segregation demanded by Islamists. In the past there have been conflicts with the PA and particularly with Hamas over the UNRWA curriculum. Three years ago, the Islamists threatened the UN relief agency with consequences if it continued to distribute teaching material on universal human rights. This time too, the reactions were immediate: the PA's Ministry of Education threatened to punish anyone who tried to change or sabotage the curriculum because it was seen as aggression against Palestine and national identity. The UNRWA project goes hand in hand with the plans of the occupation. We want education that liberates, said Education Minister Sabri Saidam. The Arab Knesset MP Hanin Soabi, who, like Tibi, had come to a conference in Ramallah, said: Inciting against the occupation and its crimes is not just a right, but a human duty! Resistance also came from the ranks of the UN relief agency's own employees. Amal al-battasch, deputy director of the UNRWA workers' union, declared it forbidden for teachers to participate in a workshop on the proposed changes: We will not allow this plot against our people! Reform damages our principles, falsifies our history, geography and beliefs. UNRWA is brainwashing. Another employee of the organization told the Hamas-affiliated Palestinian news site Alray that the problem with the innovations is that they represent a culture of normalization and peaceful coexistence as the solution to the problem, and that they distance the Palestinian student from the (armed) resistance. UNRWA sources said the PA had failed to carry out its threat to break off cooperation with the aid agency. The reform continues as planned. In view of the universal opposition among Palestinians, Israeli experts are skeptical that the intended reform will actually be implemented in the coming school year. Working Holiday Program Get to know Israel in its many facets better: Young Austrians between 18 and 30 years of age can experience its culture, the open, multicultural and tolerant society, the many interesting places and cities as part of the new Working Holiday Program between Austria and Israel . When this agreement comes into effect, young Austrians have the opportunity to pursue paid employment for up to six months, which at the same time helps finance their stay. This also serves to agitate against Israel and Jews do not only take place in schools. It is ubiquitous in the Arab world. In April, for example, a three-part series on the Protocols of the Elders of Zion ran on the Jordanian Prime TV channel. Although it is known that this is an anti-Semitic work from Russia at the beginning of the 20th century, the moderator Ayed Alqam took the content at face value. Jews are a loathed people, known for their lies and deceit, and for sowing discord. Jews are the masters of the world and corrupt it, are behind all conflicts. Alqam identified a Jewish cabal behind the unrest in the Arab world and behind the high cost of living. 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4 4 ISSUE MIDDLE EAST SOVIET NEAR EAST POLICY Extracts from a series of articles by Matthias Künzel In the years after the Second World War, Soviet Middle East policy was characterized by a benevolent or neutral attitude towards Israel. The Kremlin supported the establishment of the Jewish state, condemned the invasion of Palestine by the Arab armies in 1948 and blamed this aggression for the fate of the Palestinian refugees. Moscow later followed a neutral course. Between 1949 and 1952, the Soviet Union abstained from voting in all UN votes on the Middle East conflict. Soviet-Israeli relations experienced the first crisis in early 1953 in connection with Stalin's anti-Semitic delusional idea of a medical conspiracy, according to which Zionist spies of the Soviet leadership sought to kill. Stalin died in March. His successor Nikita Khrushchev exposed the doctor's rumor as a lie and resumed the temporarily interrupted relationship with Israel. In contrast to Stalin, however, Khrushchev pursued a consistently pro-Arab line that strengthened anti-Israelism in this new context. The great turnaround in Soviet Middle East policy took place in September 1955 when Egypt first began delivering arms to the Soviet Union The great turning point in Soviet Middle East policy took place in September 1955 when Egypt first agreed arms deliveries with the Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia. and Czechoslovakia agreed. Initially, the Kremlin tried to deny any connection between the Middle East conflict and the arms deal. Moreover, whenever the Soviet media reported on Gamal Abdel Nasser, the then Egyptian president, they left his anti-Israeli tirades as if they were embarrassed about this chapter. The friendship with Syria and Egypt that was now beginning excluded more and more positive relations with Israel. At the end of 1955 the time had finally come: Moscow now openly took sides against Israel. In a next step, history was corrected: Moscow's partisanship for Israel in the 1948 war was erased from historical memory and overwritten with a new reading. From then on, the Jewish state was held responsible for the outbreak of the 1948 fighting against the young Arab national movement. It was not so much anti-Zionism that drove the Kremlin to the Arab side: the Soviet Union met demands aimed at the annihilation of Israel with a distance. In the foreground, however, was the battle of strength with the USA, the Cold War. When Moscow had to choose between the Arab states and Israel, it chose the stronger battalions, explains Walter Laqueur. One should not underestimate the anti-Jewish prejudices of the Soviet leadership, but what ultimately prevented rapprochement between Moscow and Jerusalem was not anti-Semitism, but the simple fact that Israel was so small. This explains the back and forth of the Soviet Union in the context of the Six Day War. While Nasser called for the destruction of the Jewish state, the Soviet Union pursued a different goal. She wanted to force the Israeli leadership, by creating a backdrop of threats and pressure, to withdraw to the limits set in the UN partition plan of 1947. With its targeted false reports about alleged Israeli troops stationing on the Syria border, the Kremlin created the pretext to allow the situation to escalate calculated by deploying Egyptian troops on the Sinai. But then Gamal Abdel Nasser pulled out. With the removal of the UN peacekeeping forces and the closure of the Strait of Tiran, the scenario devised in the Kremlin got out of hand. Now an incalculable escalation threatened. The Soviet Union got the receipt for their dangerous tactics. DISPRODUCTION FROM ARAB STATES Compensation for Jews from Arab countries must be included in the peace agreement. EDY COHEN There will be no solution to the Palestinian refugee problem until justice is done for the Jewish refugees from the Arab countries. The Palestinians and their former international masters commemorate Nakba Day on May 15th. How Hajj Amin al-Husseini Mufti of Jerusalem and leader of the Palestinian Arabs from the beginning of the 1920s to the end of the 1940s during the Second World War notoriously condemned the Balfour Declaration from his Berlin location in order to become popular with his Nazi masters May 15, when the British Mandate ended and the State of Israel came into being, became the day on which the Palestinians annually commemorate their self-inflicted catastrophe (or Nakba). Nobody can ignore the Palestinian refugee problem. And yet nobody speaks of the dilemma of the larger number of Jews who were expelled from the Arab countries in the course of the establishment of Israel. Since these countries had not succeeded in getting rid of the newly founded Jewish state by using their weapons, they took revenge on their own Jewish communities, some of which were long before the Arab / Muslim conquest of these countries in the 7th century (nu Z.) had lived there. Around Jews from Arab countries were forced to leave their homes and their properties were unceremoniously expropriated. In some of these countries, particularly Egypt and Iraq, the value of stolen property is now estimated at hundreds of billions of dollars. These include numerous buildings and hundreds of beautiful synagogues, businesses and private assets that were only confiscated because their owners were Jews. These Jews were expelled or were forced to flee their homes out of fear for their lives. They were victims of persecution and numerous pogroms, although they had in no way harmed their Arab compatriots, unlike the Palestinian refugees who had fled during the war of extermination waged by their leaders and the Arab regimes. As part of the recent Arab League summit in Jordan, the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative was revived. It offers Israel normalization with the Arab and Muslim states and in return demands the withdrawal from Judea and Samaria and the establishment of a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital. Unsurprisingly, the summit declaration only calls for concessions from Israel. However, should Jerusalem decide to engage in peace talks on the basis of this plan, an express apology must be demanded from the Arab countries that had expelled their Jewish citizens in the course of the conflict. Israel must also insist that these Jews be compensated for the loss of their worldly property and for the suffering caused by displacement. The Jewish people had been tormented by numerous peoples throughout history. Some of them have apologized and some have even tried to serve their crimes. For example, the Portuguese and Spaniards have apologized for their persecution of Jews and are now offering passports to all Jews whose families had been expelled from these countries, going back to the expulsion of 1492. The Germans, who wiped out a third of the Jewish people, apologized, signed a reparation agreement with the State of Israel and made material compensation to numerous Holocaust survivors. In contrast, the Arab states refuse to pay compensation to the Jews they displaced and categorically refuse to acknowledge these atrocities at all. It is now time for these countries and their leaders to acknowledge their misdeeds, to apologize for these injustices, and to compensate those whose property they have stolen. Israel can help redress a historical injustice if it makes it clear that it will not sign an agreement to settle the conflict with the Palestinians and the Arab states until the problem of Jewish refugees and their stolen property in the Arab countries is resolved . As a state of the Jewish people, Israel has the highest moral duty and also the right enshrined in international law to demand that the Arab countries compensate their former Jewish citizens for the property and land that was illegally and unjustifiably torn from them. Unfortunately, the Israeli governments have so far largely ignored this issue. Hopefully the current and future governments will come to their senses as soon as possible. Because there can be no solution to the Palestinian refugee problem as long as there is no justice for the Jewish refugees from the Arab states. Dr. Edy Cohen is also the author of the book The Holocaust as seen by Mahmoud Abbas (in Hebrew). From the Jewish Media Forum
5 NEAR EAST ISSUE MIRACLES AND REALITY RITA KOCH In 1967 the state of Israel was already 19 years old, had survived wars and armistices and achieved enormous progress in all areas, although the Arab neighbors tried again and again with raids and unrest to the country destabilize. The Egyptian dictator Gamal Abdel Nasser caused great trouble by blocking the Suez Canal and the Red Sea for the passage of Israeli ships. Israel, which already had a strong army, decided to put an end to these conditions and to secure and fortify its existence along all borders in order to end further attacks and unrest once and for all, especially because the UNEF, which is active to protect Israel -Toops had been withdrawn from Sinai and the UN also silently tolerated the Egyptian deployment of tanks and almost soldiers on Israel's borders. Jordan, which ruled over the old city of Jerusalem and the lands on the banks of the Jordan, participated in the destruction of the lush settlements and kibbutzim that had emerged over many decades, as well as the incredible blasphemy of the destruction of the great venerable Jewish cemetery on the slopes of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, whose tombstones were used to build the luxury hotel Intercontinental, with a direct view of the Temple Mount. Under these circumstances, Israel had to launch a pre-emptive defense strike. The conflict with the surrounding countries, which became famous as the Six Day War, began on June 5, 1967 and ended on June 10, 1967. The pre-emptive strike by the Israeli air forces against Egyptian air bases and the simultaneous attacks on Syria and Jordan led the war to an abrupt Israeli victory and made it possible for Israel to finally take back its historic land: the Golan Heights in the north, the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula to the south, the West Bank along the biblical border of the river, and most important of all: East Jerusalem. The deepest wound in the Jewish state from the beginning had been the loss of the Holy City, which under the terms of the armistice had remained with Jordan, along with the entire West Bank along the Jordan. A high price for a peace that was not and, unfortunately, to this day, despite the phenomenal outcome of the Six Day War and later the Yom Kippur War, the reconquest of the Holy City lasted the longest and was very great laborious and dangerous. The task was to free the city, its walls and sanctuaries, even every single stone untouched and undamaged, to return the city of David, the remains of the Solomonic Temple, intact to the Jewish people. Since the city had been mined, everything had to be taken over by hand, meter by meter. It was a sacred mission, very dangerous, and Brigarde General Uzi Narkiss (left), Defense Minister Moshe Dayan (center) and Chief of Staff Yitzhak Rabin (right) in Jerusalem. cost the lives of many of our young soldiers. When Army Commander Yitzchak Rabin and Defense Minister Moshe Dayan marched together to the Western Wall, it felt as if David and Solomon had risen after thousands of years. The reconquest of the entire historical-Jewish land as described in the Bible, as God has allocated it to our people, is a sacred act, like the memory of God's legacy to his people, and should never be attacked or changed again. For 20 years the Jews were not allowed to enter the Holy City, they were only barely able to see the Western Wall from a distance. Feelings that can only be felt if you have experienced them yourself. It should never be forgotten that the Arabs deny to this day that the temple in Jerusalem, the highest Jewish shrine for 3000 years, ever existed, and to this day they deny access to the Jews. This affront should not leave Christianity indifferent either: no temple, no Jesus of Nazareth at the Last Supper. Unfortunately, I miss a rebellion by Christians against the taking over of the temple area by two mosques and the denial of the Solomonic Temple, although nowadays even the archaeological excavations leave no doubt about the descriptions in the Bible and the Gospels about the Jewish sanctuary, about the possession of the temple , starting from the first client, King David, to the destruction by Titus Vespasianus in the year 70 AD, who wiped out not only the Holy Temple, but the Jewish Kingdom. It is thanks to the sacrifice of the young soldiers who returned the Holy City to Judaism that the Jewish people can again pray close to the Temple Mount, in front of the high wall of the first house of God. We owe it to the Six Day War: a true miracle, and to the soldiers who died to make it a reality. WE ALWAYS HAVE TIME FOR YOU! auto-bieber 1040 Vienna Graf Starhemberg-G.33 01 / Schnelleingasse 10 01 / QUALITY COUNTS!
6 6 ISSUE ISRAEL BREAKING THINKING BORDERS Israel's secret service wants to bring new IT experts on board. In order to find only the best candidates, he published a riddle. So far only 26 of applicants have solved it. demarcate. The Mossad agents were seen as colorful characters who risked their lives on adventurous missions abroad that make many Bond films seem almost boring. The Shabak colleagues, however, did arduous fieldwork in the occupied territories, where their most important task was to maintain good relations with Palestinian informants. This time, too, the Schabak is lagging behind its big brother: The Mossad launched a new, attractive website a year ago to recruit new agents. Here, too, an attempt was made to attract applicants with an exciting puzzle. That turned out to be too easy, however, and was solved by a large number of applicants. That should be different this time. Five Schabak programmers therefore set out to work out a much more difficult puzzle. Apparently with success: The challenge, with its complexity, makes even applying to American elite universities seem easy. According to Schabak, since the end of April only 26 out of over applicants have managed to crack the entire puzzle, which is divided into several steps. According to a report by the Israeli news website ynet, things are now going around the world and there is lively debate about it in relevant forums of math enthusiasts. That pleases Schabak, who has been a popular uprising of the Palestinians since the Second Initifada Introduced into the Gaza Strip, thanks in part to Israeli expansion of its crossings into the Gaza Strip and to handle more than 800 truckloads of goods per day. Israel has budgeted about $ 10 million to further expand capacity to include trucks per day. Of the more than 1,000 households that are subject to the Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism (GRM) permit to purchase materials, more than 1,000 households have completed it by February 2017, and more than 1,000 households have already started the Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism process.Israel has taken many steps to aid reconstruction, despite legitimate concerns that Hamas (a terrorist organization internationally classified as such) has been overshadowed by its main competitor, Mossad, for decades, domestic intelligence agency Shabak. Could use materials for terrorist purposes. In the past, Hamas has diverted large quantities of relief supplies and imported goods to support its terrorist infrastructure. For example, multi-million dollar building materials were used to build tunnels that were used in the conflict in the summer of 2014 to attack Israel. Hamas continues to pursue the goal of rearming itself, increasing its missile arsenal and building the infrastructure it will need for its next attacks on Israel. Despite Israeli efforts, some of the reconstruction projects have stalled. According to the Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism (GRM), which was established in September 2014 between the UN, Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA), reconstruction should be carried out by the PA, international organizations and the pri- You always wanted to go to the Israeli secret service ? Then you first have to find out what this jumble of letters means: MTAxMDAxMTAxMTAxMDAwM- DExMDAwMDEwMTEwMDAxMDAxMTAwMDAxMDExMDEwMTEuY29t. It appears on the new website (of the Israeli domestic secret service Schabak, and is the beginning of a particularly tricky puzzle. The agents are very serious about the guessing game: It should help identify potential applicants for new positions The aim of preventing and counter-espionage has to be reinvented in the face of new dangers. The Schabak relies above all on high-tech. The new employees are supposed to locate assassins in social networks before their act, penetrate deep into enemy computers, write and start spying programs researching the spearhead of the latest technologies to develop new defensive weapons against terrorism. The Schabak only wants to use the best of you: They should think in order to break through borders. For decades, the domestic secret service Schabak was replaced by its most important competitor, the foreign secret service Mossad, in In the end, they resisted e Israelis face the greatest dangers beyond the country- PROBLEMATIC TRANSPORT OF CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS TO GAZA vat sector. On the Palestinian side, the PA has primary responsibility for implementing the reconstruction, coordinating the process and directing work, both in the private and public sectors. Hamas, however, is more concerned with building its terrorist infrastructure than housing is making continued efforts to prevent the PA from gaining a foothold in the Gaza Strip. For example, Hamas is refusing the PA to assume responsibility for security and civil affairs on the Palestinian side of the crossings with Israel and Egypt. The PA, on the other hand, wants to weaken the Hamas regime, and it seems that this goal will not remain without consequences for the speed and scope of the reconstruction work. Another factor is the failure to pay out large sums promised by international donors. According to reports, only a third of the funds pledged have actually arrived. started in 2000 and was accompanied by a massive wave of terror in Israel's heartland, finally emerging from the shadow of the Mossad. After all, his agents are primarily responsible for ensuring that Tel Aviv is a safe place to go to nightclubs or just to go to the beach. The classic field agent alone, who meets with his informants in remote fields at night, is no longer enough to guarantee internal security. That is why Schabak wants to reinvent itself: In the future, 25 percent of the workforce will work in the IT area. To attract them, the secret service created new scholarships and increased the basic salary for newcomers considerably. Because specialists in cloud computing, machine learning and cybersecurity, which the service is looking for according to an advertising film on its website, are also in great demand in Israel's high-tech industry and it pays above-average salaries. In order to make the work more attractive to young talents than their pay, another advertising film provides insights into the exciting everyday work of the agents: In a fictional story, which is based on real events, field agents identify a potential assassin. You find out which smartphone he is using. An identical smartphone will then be equipped with new eavesdropping technology in the service's laboratories. When the suspect goes to eat in his local pub, the waiter swaps a secret employee of the service without noticing his cell phone with the new smartphone. In this way, the service succeeds in infiltrating the terrorist's entire network, exposing it and arresting it. In order to be able to further develop such technologies, the service is now looking for first-rate IT specialists. In order to be accepted, however, it is not enough to decipher the first puzzle on the website with a simple 64-bit coding. This only leads to another web address com /, on which the puzzle continues: The nation is calling you! the Schabak greets with a play on words: Here is the Schabhacking Team, and comes straight to the point: a certain Agent R. Sanchez was caught on a mission and is now being held in an intergalactic prison. Are you good enough to get it off? The website asks. Those who take up the challenge must or can download one of two encrypted files to their computer and crack them to find out the exact coordinates of this prison. Whoever solves the riddle is waiting for an invitation to take part in special operations under particularly good working conditions.
7 ANTISEMITISM ISSUE OLD FAMOUS SOUNDS IN HUNGARY KARL PFEIFER After the Anschluss my parents fled to Hungary, the country they were born in. Only for a short time when I was in a boarding school to learn the Hungarian language did I feel at home in Hungary. But very soon I learned how widespread the hatred of Jews was there too. As a teenager I was able to flee Hungary in 1943 and thus avoid the impending deportation and murder in Auschwitz-Birkenau. Decades later, as a journalist, I was expelled from Hungary four times by the communists between 1980 and 1987. After the fall of the Wall, I believed for a long time that Hungary was finally on the right track. Now I'm almost 89 years old and it hurts to have to say: I was wrong. Since Viktor Orbán took office in 2010, Hungary has been transformed into an illiberal democracy, an authoritarian mafia state, whose propaganda is increasingly leaving the feeling of dèja vu. Who would have thought in 1989, when Viktor Orbán was still studying at Oxford, that the former Soros scholarship holder would pillory his former benefactor, George Soros, the number one public enemy of Hungarians, as a background power more than a quarter of a century later. In a speech at the end of April, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán named George Soros an American financial speculator. When asked by Die Zeit what the Social Democratic Vice-President of the EU Commission Frans Timmermans thought when he heard these clearly anti-Semitic tones, he said: I understood that as much as you did and was outraged. Foreign Minister Szijjártó claimed that Orbán's criticism of Soros had absolutely nothing to do with Soros' origin or religion. The use of code words is said to be completely unknown to Orbán and his followers. ANTISEMITIC AGITATIONS Fidelitas, the youth organization of Fidesz, does not shy away from borrowing from anti-Jewish Nazi propaganda. Only backwoodsmen still believe today that you have to pronounce the word Jew or Jewish in order to send an anti-Semitic message. Orbán's claim that there is a background power in Central Europe that can be tied to the name of George Soros is, of course, absurd. Nevertheless, many Hungarians believe in it, just as they believe in the Jewish world conspiracy. For some time Jobbik has been trying to get into the middle of society and that is why Orbán and his propaganda machine are doing everything to address the openly anti-Semitic to neo-Nazi forces in Hungary. On May 11, 2017, the government-affiliated daily Magyar Idök let the mayor of the northeastern Hungarian town of Érpatak, Mihály Orosz, speak, who declared that the Christian, conservative, nationally radical advocacy group Jobbik no longer existed. Three years ago, Orosz had Benjamin Netanyahu and Simon Peres hung up in public by an executioner in the form of dolls. Will Szijjártó also tell us that it has absolutely nothing to do with their origin or religion? What has been happening in Hungary for years and is now coming to a head is increasingly reminiscent of the darkest times. The media, practically almost all controlled by the government, consciously stir up fear of foreigners, of refugees, of Jews, of foreigners. These groups are suddenly to blame for all the problems that the Hungarian government is unable to solve, such as the four million poor, the low incomes of working people, the catastrophic state of education and the health system. To distract from this, according to the perfidious Fidesz logic, laws are needed, especially against the foundations of George Soros. Since the fall of the Wall, Soros and his Open Society Foundation have invested four hundred million US dollars in humanitarian projects, but have always supported human rights organizations that criticize the government. That is the point. That is why the native Hungarian Soros is demonized. Soros is also a Jew. For the state media part of a world conspiracy of international high finance. No, this choice of words is no accident. According to the government-affiliated newspaper Magyar Idök, Soros, in whose pocket the EU leadership and Chancellor Angela Merkel are, is all-powerful. Or as Prime Minister Viktor Orbán fantasized on the radio on April 16: The domestic branches of the international networks known as NGOs imagine a Europe in which there is a partial exchange of population, in which foreign elements from other parts of the world are allowed in. You imagine, believe I believe that we will mix well with each other and that a new quality will be created out of it. Whoever takes Magyar Idök in hand is shocked at the attempt to rehabilitate the Hungarian gendarmes who whipped hundreds of thousands of Jews into the cattle wagons leaving for Auschwitz after the German occupation and to portray them as innocent victims. In addition, there is their openly right-wing extremist agitation against foreigners whose intention is to destroy Hungary. The paper also fights against foreign cosmopolitan views, which is reminiscent of the Kádár period. While Viktor Orbán tries to create the impression abroad that he is defending Jews, he lets his good friend, the journalist Zsolt Bayer, explicitly incite against Jews. The Viennese Die Presse called the Bavarian, who won several awards in Hungary in 2011, an honored faecal anti-Semite and he let it sit. Fidelitas, Fidesz's youth organization, does not shy away from borrowing from anti-Jewish Nazi propaganda. At the beginning of May they put up a poster against Soros all over Hungary, on which Soros used the leader of the Socialist Party László Botka as a puppet. The Fliegende Blätter published in Munich in 1942 showed a Jew whose puppet was Stalin. It is a fraud when Orbán poses as a conservative politician. Conservatives do not engage in anti-Semitic agitation against finance capital and against profit. Conservatives consider private property and acquired rights sacred. Not so Orbán, who had private insurances nationalized and with the stroke of a pen revoked the license of thousands of small tobacconists, including those whose businesses were nationalized by the Communists in 1950 - all this is done to reward Fidesz supporters. At a meeting of the European People's Parties (EPP) at the end of April, Orbán was admonished and, as so often before, he promised to do everything the EU asks of him in the matter of the higher education law directed against the Central European University. After the EPP announced that it would give in at noon, Orban made it clear that evening that there had been no agreement. With the eleven Hungarian Fidesz MEPs in the EU Parliament, the EPP is the largest group. But if it continues to protect Viktor Orban, then it will make itself jointly responsible for the rejection of European values and for the catastrophe into which he is leading his country. The clock of freedom is ticking. It's five to twelve for Hungary's democracy. Please don't tell me afterwards that they didn't see it coming. I've heard this sentence too often in my life.
8 8 ISSUE NEAR BASIC OPTIMISM An optimistic Donald Trump said at a meeting with Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas that the conflict with Israel could be resolved. Abbas cannot even pacify his own people. BEN DANIEL Mahmud Abbas The radical Islamic Hamas, which has ruled the Gaza Strip and thus millions of Palestinians since 2006, is challenging the legitimacy of its president. Nobody has authorized Abbas to represent our people. Nobody commits what he negotiates. A month ago, hardly a Palestinian would have thought that President Mahmoud Abbas would say something like that. But after a meeting with US President Donald Trump, he was visibly satisfied: With you, Mr. President, we have hope again. This was preceded by a surprisingly consensual summit, at which Trump praised Abbas for his courageous administration, wisdom and great negotiating skills. And that's not all about exuberance: he heard that a peace treaty between Israelis and Palestinians was the hardest deal of all time. But peace in the Middle East shouldn't be as difficult as people think, Trump said. After all, Abbas wants peace just like Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Is there a breakthrough coming? Hardly likely. Trump's optimism ignores the fact that the 82-year-old Abbas is facing the deepest crisis since taking office in 2005. The radical Islamic Hamas, which has ruled the Gaza Strip and thus millions of Palestinians since 2006, is challenging the legitimacy of its president: Nobody has authorized Abbas to represent our people. What he negotiates does not oblige anyone, said Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Suhri a little rightly, after all Abbas's term of office ended. Since then, he has prevented new elections. Criticism is also growing within his own ranks because Abbas has not been successful: At first, negotiations with Israel also failed because of him. Then the attempt to internationalize the conflict failed. Only the efforts to establish oneself as sole ruler were successful. Critics are being persecuted harder and harder. Abbas has ruled by decree since 2006. At that time, he suspended parliament because the radical Islamic Hamas won the elections and seized power in the Gaza Strip through a coup. His most promising rival Marwan Barghouthi challenges him within his own ranks. Palestine's most famous prisoner, who is serving life in an Israeli prison for involvement in five murders, called a hunger strike to improve conditions. ISRAEL ROUND TRIP 8 days with German-speaking tour guide Jerusalem Tiberias and Galilee Golan Heights, Safed & Nazareth Akko, Haifa & Tel Aviv Dead Sea and Massada from 949, - in a double room including transfer from / to Tel Aviv Airport Dead Sea Hotel Offer Relaxation & Spa Hotel Hod -Summer promotion 3 nights including half board pp in a double room from prisoners followed the call. This increases the resentment of the Palestinians over Abbas's ongoing security cooperation with Israel. Nowhere is the anger with Abbas greater than in the Gaza Strip: its needy residents have been caught in the crossfire in the fraternal dispute between Hamas and Fatah. In early April, the Abbas-led Palestinian Authority (PA) cut wages in Gaza by up to 70 percent. After the coup, the PA paid civil servants wages there on condition that they did not work for Hamas. Around people received salaries to stay at home. This important economic factor is now becoming impoverished and joins the roughly 40 percent of the population below the poverty line and the 80 percent who depend on food deliveries from aid organizations. Now the PA does not want to pay any more electricity bills for Gaza. So far, the electricity has been turned off for eight hours every eight hours. Even that could soon seem like a luxury. On April 16, 2017, Gaza's only power station, generating a third of its electricity, closed after the last oil shipment from Qatar and Turkey ran out. Another third of the electricity, 125 megawatts, comes from Israel, while Egypt supplies 25 megawatts, around 7 percent. But now the PA no longer wants to pay Egypt and Israel the equivalent of 10 million euros a month. The reason: Hamas collected electricity fees of EUR 27 million in Gaza, but did not transfer anything to the PA. Instead, they only use the money to strengthen their own power. The UN warns of an acute emergency. After a 12-hour power failure, residents now only get six hours of electricity. Hospitals selectively cancel interventions, instruments can no longer be sterilized, and the rate of infections is increasing.Water pumps and sewage treatment plants only work sporadically, wastewater flows untreated into the sea, and the drinking water supply is at risk. All of this happens before the power supply from Israel is cut off. Mahmoud Abbas wants to corner Hamas. Because she puts pressure on him to present herself as a moderate force, so that she can break through her isolation and undermine Abba's claim to leadership. After four years of internal negotiations, the language of the 41 paragraphs in the document of general principles and principles sounds more conciliatory than the original charter from Today, Hamas no longer wants to be a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood and refuses to interfere in the internal affairs of other countries and Saudi Arabia, which so far saw Hamas as an enemy. Domestically, the extremists flirt with the mainstream: They elected Ismail Haniyah, who is considered a pragmatist, as chairman of the Politburo, for the first time accept the PLO as the umbrella organization for all Palestinians, and in the policy document they granted Palestinian Christians and women a role in society. As for Israel, however, everything remained the same. Anti-Semitic expressions have been moderated, but now the fight does not apply to all Jews but only to Zionists. However, there is no acceptance of Israel's right to exist. The two-state solution appears only incidentally as a national consensus, but without foregoing the right of return of the Palestinians and the right to armed resistance, i.e. terror. The destruction of Israel is still part of the program. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the new policy document in a YouTube video as a charade and demonstratively threw it in the trash. How Trump and Abbas plan to bring peace with Hamas against this background remains up to them. Summer Sun Beach Flights Worldwide Miami Barcelona Hong Kong New York Toronto Los Angeles And much more! We would be happy to book hotels for you, rental cars, apartments, insurance. Call us to make your vacation dreams come true! Limited space on selected dates! 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10 10 ECOLOGY ISSUE DEFEATING DRYNESS BEN DANIEL In the Holy Land, miracles are nothing new. But even experts today are surprised how Israel has proven in the past decade that even deep wrinkles on the face can be completely eliminated with sewage, at least in a figurative sense. Anyone who visited Israel ten years ago could not miss the face of the model Renana Ras on the streets, in the cinema, in newspapers or on television. In short commercials, she warned of the increasing water shortage in the country, while the smooth skin of her face rapidly dried out, cracked and finally crumbled: Israel is drying up - we don't have enough water to waste anything, warned the pretty Renana. The Minister of Agriculture even asked citizens to only shower in pairs from now on in order to save the precious liquid. Ten years later there is no longer any trace of Renana. All restrictions on the use of water have been lifted. The state is even ready to channel millions of cubic meters of fresh water into the Jordan to make the river attractive again. Once upon a time, the very thought of wasting water on the environment would have been considered a sacrilege. But in the meantime, despite climate change, the country has made a surplus due to shortages. The high-tech nation owes this primarily to three developments that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu consistently promoted over the past decade: First, Israel uses its water very efficiently. Second, it is the world champion in inexpensive seawater desalination. And thirdly, no country recycles its waste water more efficiently than the state on the edge of the desert. That is why Israel is considered a water superpower in specialist circles: as early as 2008 there were 200 companies here that annually exported water technologies worth 1.3 billion euros to over 100 countries. It started modestly: in the late 1970s, kibbutzim started their first private initiatives to collect and recycle wastewater, according to Moshe Grazi, director of the Israeli water authority. However, when the level of the reservoirs sank across the country in the late 1990s, the Israeli government adopted this idea: from the year 2000, a comprehensive water plan was drawn up, in which around 800 million euros have been invested so far, says Grazi. One of the pillars of Israel's water balance is recycling. First, Israel uses its water very efficiently. Second, it is the world champion in inexpensive seawater desalination. And thirdly, no country recycles its waste water more efficiently than the state on the edge of the desert. Sewage. In five years, this number is expected to rise to 95 percent. The clarified water now covers a fifth of Israel's total annual consumption of millions of cubic meters. But in contrast to countries like Singapore, which treat wastewater to such a high degree that it can be drunk, this approach is considered wasteful in Israel: That doesn't pay off, says Grazi, around 75 percent of the treated wastewater is used in agriculture recycled, the rest is sent to industry or urban beautification. However, the intensive use of treated wastewater, about half of Israel's fields and plantations being irrigated with them, could come at a price. New studies from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem have shown that Israel's sewage treatment plants do not remove all traces of cosmetics and medicines. And they find their way into fruits and fruits that are doused with treated wastewater. For example, researchers found in the urine of test subjects who only ate irrigated vegetables for a week, significantly increased concentrations of carbamazepine, an agent that is said to prevent epileptic seizures. It is unclear what consequences chronic consumption of such chemicals has for humans, animals and plants. That actually makes the massive desalination of seawater, which is far more energetic, more attractive. Israel is a world leader in this field too. Ten years ago there was no desalinated seawater in Israel, today a quarter of the total consumption and 75 percent of the drinking water come from the sea 580 million cubic meters per year. Israel's most modern plants in Sorek need around 30 percent less energy to produce one cubic meter of water than older plants in Cyprus. This not only relieves the burdened natural water resources, but also relaxes relationships with neighbors. Because global climate change is affecting the Middle East more severely than many other regions in the world. Around five percent of the world's population has to make do with 1.5 percent of the world's freshwater resources, with a downward trend. With rapid population growth and more and more crumbling states such as Syria, Yemen or Libya, which are unable to implement a coordinated water policy at all, the discrepancy between supply and demand is growing threateningly rapidly. According to a Carnegie Endowment estimate, Yemen's capital, Sana, will become the first capital in the world to dry up completely. The desert could continue to expand here. As in the past, wars over water sources could soon be waged again. But the relationship between Israel and Jordan demonstrates that Israel's efficient use of water can become a basis for regional cooperation. Jordan is actually considered by Arab states to be an example of how it handles water. Wastewater has been recycled here since 1977. Today 62 percent of households are connected to the sewer system. By 2025 it should be 80 percent. According to the latest UN report (2013), only 21 percent of the treated wastewater in the Arab states is used for irrigation and groundwater recharge. In Jordan's agriculture, 40 percent of the water comes from sewage treatment plants, 150 million cubic meters a year. But there is still a lot of room for improvement. About 40 percent of the water in our pipes is lost on the way to the consumer, says engineer Ijad Dahijat and director general of the Jordanian Ministry of Water. Seawater desalination is hardly operated, apart from a small plant in Aqaba, which went into operation in March. The huge influx of Syrian refugees threatens to overwhelm Jordan's water regime. Jordan would have dried up today if Israel didn't deliver tens of millions of cubic meters of water a year: without these deliveries, we wouldn't survive a summer, said Ijad Dahijat. In the long term, both states therefore want to bind themselves even more closely with the canal from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea, for the benefit of both parties. Desalinated seawater has many advantages: It conserves natural resources, creates international cooperation, is less hard and therefore protects water pipes and household appliances. But caution is advised here too: A new Israeli study by Bar Ilan University recently demonstrated that the use of excessively desalinated water could trigger heart attacks, probably due to a lack of magnesium. The efficient and safe use of clarified or demineralized water therefore requires a great deal of further research. And almost nowhere in the world is this practiced as intensively as in Israel.
11 THE REVIVAL OF THE DEAD SEA GIL YARON In a region where it rains an average of almost 30 times only about 1.2 millimeters throughout the year, the word winter takes on a new meaning. We have high season all year round, beams Natali Aronov, who helps run several hotels in the Fattal chain on the Dead Sea. At the lowest point on earth, the tourist resorts of Israel enjoy the highest occupancy rate, namely of 80 percent and in comparison to all Israel tourism. Most of the guests are Israelis themselves, but Americans, Russians and French are also drawn here. The Ministry of Tourism has rediscovered it and is digging deep into its pockets to bring the deepest place on earth to a higher level. The water is unique, and because the atmosphere here is thicker due to the low altitude and therefore filters out UV rays particularly well, you rarely get sunburn here. Only one tourist species has apparently forgotten the good weather gem, a four-hour flight away: you hardly see German visitors here anymore, says Leon Romanchuk, cultural director of the Prima Oasis Hotel on site. That was not always so. Shortly after the hotel was opened in 1967 as the first building on the beach in En Bokek, German holidaymakers were still the largest tourist segment. Health insurance companies paid for the trip as a cure. But after scientists discovered that skin problems are cured by the special composition of UV rays and not by water and mud, German healing tourism was over. Patients are still coming, because not only those with skin diseases but also those with lung diseases can literally breathe a sigh of relief thanks to the high oxygen content of the air. But terror and wars deterred visitors for years. Added to this was the constantly falling water level. The northern part of the sea is 40 meters lower than it was a few decades ago, which regularly causes negative headlines. The Dead Sea is dying, it was said for a long time. But now it is rising again. Israel is again one of the safest countries in the Middle East, for Germans anyway. And the Dead Sea has more and more to offer beyond the almost waterproof guarantee of good weather. The Ministry of Tourism has rediscovered it and is digging deep into its pockets to bring the deepest place on earth to a higher level. It is investing around 225 million euros in a number of projects: Soon it will begin to remove the salt deposits in the separated southern part of the sea, the water level of which is constantly rising, in order to deposit them in the northern part because the level is falling there. This is to prevent flooding of the hotel region near En Bokek. And then of course there is also the plan to desalinate water from the Red Sea together with Jordan and to channel the brine that arises into the Dead Sea, but its implementation is still a long way off. In contrast, the 15 kilometer long beach promenade with bike path is almost finished. A huge shopping center for 80 million euros will open on the beach in a few months, along with water parks, restaurants and nightclubs. If you prefer insider tips to mass tourism and want to escape winter, you should book quickly at the Dead Sea before the masses take hold of it. You can already enjoy twelve new public beaches, which are among the most beautiful in the region: The water is unique, and because the atmosphere here is thicker due to the low altitude and therefore filters out UV rays particularly well, you rarely get sunburn here . Everything is clean and there is still plenty of space. At least until here there will be more hotel rooms. There is already a choice today: from simple hostels like the Leonardo Inn, which has little to offer apart from a room and a sun terrace, to mid-range hotels like the Prima Oasis, to five-star palaces like the Herods. For those who don't care about the beach and the hustle and bustle, the hotel in En Gedi, far from the other hotels, is probably the best tip for a romantic detour to the Dead Sea. In the middle of the kibbutz of the same name, not only is the food particularly delicious and the spa affordable, the surroundings are breathtakingly beautiful. Where else can you live in a botanical garden with over different types of plants and sniff biblical incense, sage and myrh? The future of energy begins with you. Thank you hydropower! Take the step into a sustainable energy future now: with clean energy, your own solar power, intelligent products for more energy efficiency or innovative energy services. You can find out how easy it is to bring the future of energy into your home on Energy carriers: Hydropower 100% Only a few minutes drive from here you can visit antiquities such as the rock fortress of Massada, where Jewish rebels defied the Roman Empire in a Herod's palace. You can also stroll through one of the most beautiful nature reserves in Israel, the En Gedi oasis, where King David hid from his predecessor Saul. If you cool off here under a fresh waterfall in the sunshine while your friends in Germany are still freezing, you will understand: The Dead Sea is full of life. Electricity labeling according to 78 Paragraphs 1 and 2 ElWOG 2010 and Electricity Labeling Ordinance 2011 for the period up to The existing supply mix produces neither CO2 emissions nor radioactive waste. 100% of the evidence comes from Austria.
12 TREE SCHLAGER SCENES OF THE EVERYDAY LIFE OF THE UN MISSION ON THE GOLAN GABRIELE FLOSSMANN The danger to the Austrian soldiers has risen to an unacceptable level since rebels and government troops fought hard on the Israeli border. Almost exactly four years ago, Austria drew an abrupt line under one of its most highly regarded contributions to international peacekeeping: after almost 40 years of service on the Golan Heights, the top government announced on June 6, 2013 that it would withdraw the blue helmets from the UN mission between Syria and Israel. For military reasons, Austria could no longer take part in the UN mission at the time. The threat to Austrian soldiers had risen to an unacceptable level since rebels and government troops fought hard on the Israeli border. Two blue helmet soldiers were slightly injured at the time. Up until this incident, Austria, with 380 soldiers, had monitored around a third of the UN troops on the Golan for compliance with the ceasefire agreement between Israel and Syria. Other countries such as Japan and Croatia had withdrawn their UN soldiers before Austria because of the spiraling violence in the Middle East. The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commented on these actions bitterly. The fact that the blue helmet force is collapsing shows once again that Israel cannot rely on international forces for security issues. The visibly unpleasantly surprised UN maintained diplomatic courtesy in public, but let Vienna know in a letter that it was hoped that the Austrian government was aware that the early withdrawal would have negative effects on the region. So much for the facts at the time. A year later, Austria and Israel signed a new agreement: Reinhold Mitterlehner, at that time still Minister of Economics, signed an agreement for the first time on the co-production of films between Israel and Austria together with the Israeli ambassador Zvi Heifetz. The meeting took place in the presence of the President of the Knesset, Yuli-Yoel Edelstein. The new film agreement so the hope should help to expand and deepen the contacts between the Austrian and Israeli film industry. The first product of this cultural conspiracy has now been completed and is due to hit cinemas in Austria and Israel in September.Baumschlager is the title of the joint project by the Austrian director Harald Sicherheitsitz and the Israeli screenwriter Maayan Oz. The fact that the two decided to remove the blue helmets from the Golan Heights for this first co-production could be described as chutzpah in a deliberately positive sense. INTERVIEW To the interview for the Illustrierte Neue Welt, Harald SICHERitz comes straight from the filming of a new season of suburban women with a lot of humor and bite told stories about rich and would-be rich women of society. The first two seasons of this Viennese version of Sex in the City became a ratings hit in Germany and Austria. INW: How did you come to direct this Austrian-Israeli co-production? HARALD SICHERITZ: I got the script from Maayan Oz and I liked it straight away. And that's because it doesn't tell the story of a man with three women who are kept secret from each other, but of three women who, for different, quite self-confident reasons, are telling a fictional story about the withdrawal of one with accurate irony Blue helmets from this crisis region. The lovable, but somewhat clumsy Austrian UN officer, Werner Baumschlager, is supposed to return from the Golan to Vienna. But he doesn't actually want to disarm, because he obviously has something to hide and is therefore behaving conspicuously. Soon he therefore comes under suspicion of espionage and between all fronts. Nobody should find out that there are three women behind his game of hide-and-seek. Because Baumschlager three knows that is definitely two too many ... Thomas Stipsits, Gerti Drassl, Meyrav Feldmann, Moran Rosenblat and Solveig Arnassdöttir can be seen in the leading roles. hold the same man. And that's a very, very different story! And then I realized that the scriptwriter was a then 26-year-old model student at the Israeli film school. But when she sent me the script, there were no coproduction agreements between Austria and Israel. This film was only possible after the signing. INW: How did it come about that this politically sensitive material became a comedy? H. S .: The comedy was already in the script of the wonderful Maayan Oz and I liked the fact that such a young woman approaches this eternal Middle East conflict in such an unusual way. INW: You say that the first version of the script was written about two years before the Austrian UN soldiers left. Meanwhile
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