75th anniversary of the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany

23 May 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  9 minutes

The articles of the German Constitution in Berlin - Die Artikel des Grundgesetzes in Berlin © flickr.com - Sebastian Bergmann/cc-by-sa-2.0

The articles of the German Constitution in Berlin – Die Artikel des Grundgesetzes in Berlin
© flickr.com – Sebastian Bergmann/cc-by-sa-2.0

The Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany (German: Grundgesetz für die Bundesrepublik Deutschland) is the constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany. Today, the Basic Law with its guaranteed human rights and freedoms contributes significantly to the fact that Germany is one of only 23 complete democracies in the world, outside of the EU surrounded by an international sea of autocracies, dictatorships, lack of freedoms, lack of the rule of law, violence and wars.   read more…

75th anniversary of the State of Israel

10 May 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Union for the Mediterranean Reading Time:  9 minutes

David_Ben-Gurion declaring independence in Tel Aviv on 14 May 1948 beneath a large portrait of Theodor Herzl, founder of modern Zionism © Rudi Weissenstein - Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs

David Ben-Gurion declaring independence in Tel Aviv on 14 May 1948 beneath a large portrait of Theodor Herzl, founder of modern Zionism © Rudi Weissenstein – Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs

In 1948 the Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel sparked the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, which resulted in the 1948 Palestinian exodus (Nakba) from the land that the State of Israel came to control and subsequently led to waves of Jewish immigration from other parts of the Middle East. The latter half of the 20th century saw a series of further conflicts between Israel and its neighbouring Arab nations, most notably the Six-day War, which resulted in further expulsions and subsequent waves of inward migration, and the occupation and settlements of the West Bank, Golan Heights and East Jerusalem.   read more…

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