An Israeli-American journalist, Joel Schalit has covered European, Middle Eastern and US politics since 1994. The former news editor of Euractiv and managing editor of Tikkun, Schalit has commented on EU and German affairs for Israeli broadcaster i24News since 2016. His books include Israel vs. Utopia, The Anti-Capitalism Reader and Jerusalem Calling.
It was a transparent failure. Irmgard Furchner, a 96-year-old ex-secretary at the Stutthof concentration camp, had disappeared the day her trial was to begin, having been accused of complicity in the deaths of over 10,000 Jews.(...)
"The Kurds are the Roma of the Middle East." I should have seen it coming. The statement, made by a reporter I worked with, was typical of his repertoire. Like many Europeans, they didn't immediately fit with his idea of the region.(...)