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.
My neighbourhood is a book. If you want an education on the most important topics of the day, all you have to do is read the walls. By the time you've walked four blocks, you'll have a PhD in the zeitgeist.(...)
For a week, it seemed, Berlin had been taken over by the left. Not just any left but something new and unrecognisable. In the place of the customary red and black flags of anti-capitalist groups, protestors were waving flags featuring an hourglass, in soft greens and light blues. (...)