Israeli born, Cologne based, I write mainly about German current affairs but also about Middle East politics and Israel in particular (previously: Haaretz). I currently work for Germany's international broadcaster Deutsche Welle, but have been reporting additionally for the BBC, Fox News, Grazia UK and more.
Opinion: Jerusalem's declaration of pretendence Donald Trump has pompously said, "It is time to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel." But his words are no more than an insulting provocation showing he couldn't care less about the region or its inhabitants.
Israel marks its 70th anniversary, but not everyone shares the joy: Independence Day celebrations kicked off, with festivities set to last for the next couple of days. But a joyful day for some could mean something different for others.
BBC World News: Integration, immigration and refugees in Germany
Scott and Karen were two people with one ambitious idea. In Berlin, in the special neighborhood of Wedding, they collected people, resources, and a lot of good will and created "Das Baumhaus."