German intel. official: Israel, Europe caught in crosshairs of int'l terrorism

By HILARY LEILA KREIGER
March 24, 2006 07:09
1 minute read.

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

The German intelligence chief who brokered the Hizbullah-Tannenbaum deal told an American Jewish delegation Thursday that Europe and Israel face shared threats as never before. "More then ever Israel and Europe as a single risk area are caught in the crosshairs of international terrorism," Ernst Uhrlau, president of the German Foreign Intelligence Service, told the American Jewish Committee at an event marking the organization's 100th anniversary. Green Party MP Reinhard Buetikofer termed that Islamic terror was "a new form of totalitarianism," and pointed to Germany's recent sale of submarines to Israel as an indication of his country's interest in safeguarding the Jewish state. Earlier in the day, Germany's Foreign and Defense Ministry officials stressed the importance they place on the Iranian threat. When it comes to dealing with Iran and its nuclear program, "no option is excluded," said Reinhard Silberberg, state secretary of the German Foreign Office. He added, however, that "no one's really thinking about the military option" because diplomacy efforts haven't run out. But the only speaker at the event not from the German government sounded a different note on the subject of an Iranian nuclear bomb. "We're going to have to live with it," said Josef Joffe, publisher of the German newspaper Die Zeit. "We have lived with the Soviet bomb." Joffe added that the same strategy used during the Cold War would be needed in the future. "It's called deterrence. It's called containment," he said.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Khashoggie Saudi Arabian Consulate
November 18, 2018
Khashoggi killers possibly took his dismembered body out of country

By REUTERS