Publications

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Study: A difficult nexus of relationships?

A comprehensive view of the USA, Germany, Israel and the Palestinian Territories
With this study, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and its offices in Israel, the United States and the Palestinian Territories draw on the success of its examination “the Holy Land and the Germans” which was presented in January 2015 on the anniversary year of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and Germany and it received wide publicity in the media and in academic discussions in both countries. This new survey provides the opportunity to draw on insights from the data which were compiled in December 2014 and to detect new developments on the basis of this

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סקר ראשון מסוגו על תחושת הבטחון האנושי בקרב הנשים בישראל

לרגל יום האישה הבינלאומי 2016
לרגל יום האישה הבינלאומי ערכה הוועדה לקידום מעמד האישה ושוויון מגדר בראשותה של יו"ר הועדה ח"כ עאידה תומא-סלימאן פעילות נרחבת לציון יום האישה הבינלאומי. במהלך האירוע הוצגו נתוני סקר ראשון מסוגו בארץ, אשר בודק את תחושת הביטחון האנושי, האישי, התעסוקתי ועוד של האזרחים במדינה, ובקרב הנשים בפרט.

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Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung among top 10 of Western Europe’s best think tanks

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung has been ranked by the current “2015 Go To Think Tanks Report” among the 10 best West European think tanks.

Country Reports

Deutsch-Israelische Regierungskonsultationen

by Michael Borchard, Anna Jandrey

Die Gemeinsamkeiten überwiegen
Zum sechsten Mal fanden am 16. Februar 2016 die deutsch-israelischen Regierungskonsultationen statt. In Berlin traf sich die vom israelischen Ministerpräsidenten Benjamin Netanjahu angeführte elfköpfige Delegation zunächst in kleinem Kreis mit Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel. Anschließend wurde in Anwesenheit der Ressortminister und Regierungsvertreter über die gegenwärtige bilaterale Zusammenarbeit gesprochen sowie über Bereiche in denen künftig noch intensiver kooperiert werden kann. Es spricht für die Qualität der Beziehungen, dass dabei auch Kritik sehr deutlich geäußert wurde.

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Mein Praktikum bei der KAS Israel

Autor: Aaron Schorr
Der israelische Schüler Aaron Schorr unterstützt seit Februar unser Team

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From the Barcelona Process to the Arab Spring: The Role of Emotions in the EU Migration Policy towards the Mediterranean

Working paper by Emmanuelle Blanc
Since the 1990s, the issue of migration has gained in importance in the framework of Euro-Mediterranean relations. Over time, EU policy has progressively shifted from a “normative-comprehensive” toolbox aiming at tackling the root causes of migration through development aid, towards a more restrictive control-oriented toolbox (including practices of policing, surveillance and semi-militarized measures) designed to put an immediate stop to migration flows to Europe.

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The European Union as a Social Actor? An Analysis of Social Protection in the EU’s Electricity Sector

Working Paper by Hanan Haber
Social regulation at the EU level is on the increase at least when it comes to the electricity sector and following the gradual liberalization of the sector. This paper asks how and for what reasons social protection of vulnerable consumers has been introduced into the process, focusing on the period between the second and third directives on electricity sector liberalization (2005-2009).

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Transnational Corporations and Human Rights: A human Perspective

Working paper by Marta Noga Kleinman
Transnational corporations are a growing player in the world, sometimes exceeding the power of states. As their power grows, there is an increasing awareness of the need to monitor them.

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Changes in Attitudes towards Immigration: Evidence from the European Debt Crisis

Working paper by Michael Freedman
Recent evidence has shown that sentiments towards immigration have improved for many European Union countries from 2002 to 2007. However, some scholars posit that support for immigration into Europe is conditional on generous unemployment benefits and other welfare services. This paper examines the impact of the recent European debt crisis on native attitudes towards immigration in Europe, and present empirical evidence that European tolerance for immigration is highly sensitive to the stability of a country’s fiscal situation.

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In Gedenken an die Opfer der Shoah

by Anna Jandrey

Offizieller Holocaust-Gedenktag, KAS 'Denkt@g', Kunst aus dem Holocaust in Berlin
"Die hier gezeigten Bilder mahnen uns ‑ jedes Bild auf seine eigene Art und Weise ‑, das, was geschehen ist, für immer im Gedächtnis zu behalten, das Andenken an die Opfer zu bewahren und uns mit ganzer Kraft für das 'Nie wieder!' einzusetzen". (Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel, 25. Januar 2016)