When the world gets closer.

We help you see farther.

Sign up to our expressly international daily newsletter.

Enjoy unlimited access to quality journalism.

Limited time offer

Get your 30-day free trial!

GLZ.CO.IL , YNET (Israel)

Worldcrunch

TEL AVIV – Ten animal-rights activists have been arrested in connection with a bizarre form of shock protest in the name of protecting animals from slaughter: dumping bloodied heads of dead animals into city fountains, according to glz.co.il.

Over the last few months, slaughtered cow, goat, fish and sheep heads were thrown into many fountains in central Tel Aviv, with the water often transformed in a deep red color. On Wednesday, the two women and eight men, members of the “Free 269” movement, were arrested by a special unit investigating the series of vandalism.

The first incident earlier this year was a goat head left in the best-known fountain in central Tel Aviv, with the Free269 movement taking responsibility for the act with a message on its Facebook page: “In every given moment, in Israel and in the world, billions of animals are tortured and killed, all of them were subjects who just wanted to live in peace and serenity,” Ynet reports.

Amongst the charges the arrested suspects face: mistreatment and illegal killing of animals.

You've reached your limit of free articles.

To read the full story, start your free trial today.

Get unlimited access. Cancel anytime.

Exclusive coverage from the world's top sources, in English for the first time.

Insights from the widest range of perspectives, languages and countries.

Geopolitics

Olaf Scholz: Trying To Crack The Code Of Germany's Enigmatic Chancellor

Olaf Scholz took over for Angela Merkel a year ago, but for many he remains a mysterious figure through a series of tumultuous events, including his wavering on the war in Ukraine.

man boarding a plane

Olaf Scholz boading an Air Force Special Air Mission Wing plane, on his way to the EU-Western Balkans Summit in Tirana.

Michael Kappeler / dpa via ZUMA Press
Peter Huth

-Analysis-

BERLIN — When I told my wife that I was planning to write an article about “a year of Scholz,” she said, “Who’s that?” To be fair, she misheard me, and over the last 12 months the German Chancellor has mainly been referred to by his first name, Olaf.

Still, it’s a reasonable question. Who is Olaf Scholz, really? Or perhaps we should ask: how many versions of Olaf Scholz are there? A year after taking over from Angela Merkel, we still don’t know.

Chancellors from Germany’s Social Democrat Party (SPD) have always been easy to characterize. First there was Willy Brandt – he suffered from depression and had an intriguing private life. His affected public speaking style is still the gold standard for anyone who wants to get ahead in the center-left party. Then came Helmut Schmidt. He lived off his reputation for handling any crisis, smoked like a chimney and eventually won over the public.

Keep reading...Show less

You've reached your limit of free articles.

To read the full story, start your free trial today.

Get unlimited access. Cancel anytime.

Exclusive coverage from the world's top sources, in English for the first time.

Insights from the widest range of perspectives, languages and countries.

The latest