Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has threatened to reinstate border checks against Germany as Mother Merkel's German government finds itself increasingly fractured domestically and isolated internationally (archived).
German interior minister Horst Seehofer has decided not to participate in an "Integration Summit" hosted by Mother Merkel in a growing internal dispute over Germany's border policies (archived). Seehofer has opposed Mother Merkel's demand that no migrants be denied entry to Germany, even if the migrants are caught in the act of entering illegally. Meanwhile Merkel is calling for a unified approach to the Migrant problem, chastizing the rest of the continent that:
Italy did not feel it was receiving sufficient support from other European Union states. (archived)
Earlier this week the new Italian Interior Minister closed all of the country's ports to a human trafficking vessel which intended to ferry more than 600 African clients from Libyan waters to Italy. Spain eventually decided to extend the vessel an invitation to offload its human cargo.
Italian President President Sergio Mattarella faces the threat of impeachment after sabotaging a coalition government negociated between the Five Star Movement and The League. Mattarella vetoed the appointment of Euroskeptic Paolo Savona as finance minister even though Euroskepticism was the driving force behind the populist electoral victory (archived). In defense of this affront to Italian Democracy Mattarella offered:
"I asked for… an authoritative person from the parliamentary majority who is consistent with the government programme… who isn't seen as a supporter of a line that could probably, or even inevitably, provoke Italy's exit from the euro"
How much more suffering under Mother Merkel's Fourth Reich will Italians tolerate?
German daily newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung ran this rather credible cartoon featuring Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a sterotypical Jew in drag, following in a long German tradition of caricaturing Jews in drawings. However, uproar alleging anti-semitism over a German newspaper publishing a Jewish caricature lead the newspaper to fire 85 year old cartoonist Dieter Hanitzsch.
The editorial staff that published the cartoon for print distribution however apologized profusely while throwing the elderly cartoonist Dieter under the boxcars.
More than a month after election returns came in, the victorious Five Star Movement and The League are nearing a deal to enter into a governing coalition (archived). According to rumours the deal will include support for the Five Star Movement's socialist "citizen's income" and lower retirement age along with The League's proposed income tax cuts. Leaders of both parties however appear to find these concession to each other worthwhile in order to cement their shared vision of sending one huge "Fuck You" to the EU and Mother Merkel.
Police in Germany have captured the 89 year old Grandmother and political dissent whom Mother Merkel's courts had sentenced to spend the rest of her effective life in prison (archived). The International Auschwitz Committee's hopes have indeed been realized as this octagenarian either dies in prison or is released as a nonagenarian.
Ursula Haverbeck, an 89 year old survivor of the second World War, is being pursued by German Police and a group calling itself "The International Auschwitz Committee" (archived). Haverbeck, who was 16 years old in 1945, was sentenced to 2 years in prison for disputing the official Holocaust narrative. In light of her advanced age, any prison sentence is likely to be a life sentence.
While actual violence against Jews is increasing in Germany an awful lot of efforts seems to be wasted trying to ensure a non-violent political activist dies in jail.
It is quite understandable that those who are scared for the safety of their children would consider leaving Germany. I hear this from my own Jewish friends. But we must do everything to avoid that.
There is no word yet on whether Klein, Merkel, or others are considering bringing back exit visa requirements as part of that everything.
Members of Germany's Jewish population are being warned to avoid wearing the traditional kippah cap in favor of alternative headcoverings (archived). The rise in anti-Jewish violence appears to be tied to increasing immigration and diversity with Arabic speaking Germans presenting the greatest threat to streetwalking Jews. This not the first time Jews in Germany have been subject to escalating violence, but the move from German speaking Germans to Arabic speaking Germans as aggressors this century brings new energy to an old meme.
German legacy fiat institution Deutsche Bank revealed it had fat fingered an overpayment of 35 billion USD while juggling its collateral accounts. The bank insists the error was corrected within "minutes" of its occurence. Fiat investors only value the bank itself at 24.5 billion USD.