Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Lectures in Germany

For whatever reason there seem to be many German readers of this blog. If any of them are interested in introducing themselves, starting Thursday I'll  be lecturing in Berlin, Erfurt, Bremen, Hamburg, Weiden (yup) and Freiburg. In Berlin it's the Mideast Freedom Forum Berlin, in most other places the local DIG will have the details.

Blogging may well be slow over the next week or so.

19 comments:

Silke said...

Yaacov
as you'll be on the podium with a guy from DIE LINKE in Erfurt I wish you'd ask him, what they do about the flotillistas amongst them, one of them can be admired sporting a beautiful scarf on this lovely picture (8th from the top). She is a German MP. And I'd sure like to know whether that geography she is promoting there is toeing the party line or not. And if not why don't they kick her out.

http://abedkhattar.com/news-action-show-id-6842.htm

Marian M. said...

Dear Ms. Lozowick,

I've read of your lectures in several German cities via the newsletter of the Israeli Embassy in Berlin. Will you also visit Vienna, Austria, by any chance?

Best regards,
Marian

Tonio said...

"For whatever reason there seem to be many German readers of this blog."

Not only of your blog, but also of your books. Reason why many German readers? Are there really so many? I'm afraid not enough ;-)

Looking forward to see you in Berlin!

Victor said...

I don't know if this is Silke's doing, but I also get a disproportionately high volume of German readers, as opposed to, say, French or Spanish readers.

Are Germans more inclined to be interested in Israel-related news than other Europeans?

Silke said...

maybe because you were linked on Letters from Rungholt which is a must-read blog for Germans, guessing from the comments lots of Non-Jews, lots of Christians and all seem to have visited and been in love ever since.

She is a German Christian married to an Israeli with at best I know Kibbutz-pedigree and by now her two eldest in the IDF with the third about to join.

and you ARE an interesting read ...

Bryan said...

Silke: Letters from Rungholt is a great blog! Thank you for cluing us in. Time to work on my German...

Yaacov: I suppose you are better known in Germany because of both your work on the Holocaust and the German-language edition of "Israels Existenzkampf." Do you have any books in other European languages? If not, that might explain your fame among die Deutscher. I have no explanation for Victor, though.

Silke said...

Bryan
most of the commenters there know English and Lila certainly does, so why not visit once in a while an practice - I guess any mixture of the two will be considered appropriate.

Bird said...

Well, a few readers can generate a lot of trafic.

I am afraid that some of your German fans belong to christian fundamentalist groups with quite dubious motivations.

Some are clear-cut missionaries, others use their support for Israel as a fig-leaf to hide their flagrant xenophobia and islamophobia.

Not a crowd I would like to have as friends.

Silke said...

Bird

what an apt name for a strange flying object.

Those are quite some interesting accusations which demonstrate an amazing amount of ignorance as to Dr. Lozowick's German fan club.

But I'm certain you have some data ready by which you can convince me that I belong to one of those you seem to be so very well informed about.

All in all:
thank you for an especially delightful ROTFLMAO

keep on posting!

bird said...

No, you do not belong to the christian fundamentalist crowd. You belong to the "beat the crap out of'em crowd".

But this is not a crowd I would like to hang out with either...

Silke said...

2nd try - wrong again - try again

Bird rhymes on ...
and you seem to know me ...

say hello to Al-Berto for me then

Oxnard said...

Now you get an insight on what is happening in parts of the German left right now. While many regard Hamas and Hezbollah as somehow revolutionary organizations fighting imperialism, others see them as what they are: Extremely right-wing religious fanatics you wouldn't want as your neighbors. Unfortunately, this is not yet a common view in Germany, especially not in the German left which sees anyone who shows solidarity towards Israel as a muslim hating racist. I think your blog is linked to via some blogs which could be referred to as "antideutsch". If you want to read more, there's an english Wikipedia article in it, the current even got some attention in the Israeli press (see the sources).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Germans_(political_current)

Have a good time in Germany!

Silke said...

In 2006 i heard the term "antideutsch" for the first time. I think the word is an exceptionally silly creation, nonetheless I have had a close look at a lot of those labelled thus. I as yet have to find anything coherent which might help me decide who is a bona fide one of them and who is not.

Except of course that I look to them for guidance and info as to how bad things are. Those I have found who might qualify for the label have one thing in common. They tend to be much better informed than the rest of our indulging in Israel-bashing public.

Benjamin Weinthal once had a piece on them, I think in the JPost it was.

Bird said...

I like Anti-Deutsch. Sounds like "allergic". But "Teutophobia" is even better...

Silke said...

for Bird with "love"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWSXdqbDEwQ

Teuto seems to be the Latin American words for Teuton so we have here at best only a neighbour of our beloved al-Berto

well, well, well, how lonely and disregarded must one get to come up with such nonsense.

Oxnard said...

Well, giving a current that claims to be critical of ideology a label (somewhat almost an -ism) is kind of idiotic in itself. They are quite fond of being well-informed as they oppose the "Bauchlinke" (being leftist "from the guts" and not from the brain). And this well-informedness leads to the conclusion that if you say you defend values like equality, freedom and justice you have to defend Israel (and also the US to some extent).

Silke said...

Oxnard

??????

after reading you 3 times, 1 time even slowly and loud as I would do it with legal texts - I am still ?????

Oxnard said...

I don't understand. Do I write that lawyer-like? I hope not.

Silke said...

Yaacov gave an interview

http://www.badische-zeitung.de/nachrichten/ausland/es-koennte-einen-eiskalten-frieden-geben