Credit: Pavel Feinstein/Photo: G. Lepkowski
“Only a few stand by our side like Germany does,” knows Israel’s Vice-Premier Silvan Shalom. In an exclusive interview with JVG, he also voices his concerns about the nuclear agreement with Tehran. Whilst not compromising on Israel’s security, Shalom assures with regard to peace talks with the Palestinians: “We are happy to sit at the negotiation table with anyone who is interested”…
German quality standards and Israeli innovation – the Export Initiative for the German Healthcare Industry aims to combine the best of two worlds. In a thriving sector, the differences in mentality, in corporate culture and decision making processes are especially fruitful, argues Tilo Mandry. Small to mid-sized enterprises in particular can greatly benefit from new opportunities…
“We need to uncharacteristically do away with thoroughness and planning,” says Stanislaw Tillich, minister president of Saxony. Instead we quickly have to “provide a safe haven to the tens of thousands of refugees arriving each month.” Tillich makes it very clear that there is no room for hatred and discrimination and pleads with Germany’s open-minded majority to be more vocal…
Michael Naumann, former German Secretary of Culture, now director of the Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin, knows that “joint music making can help foster harmony between two Middle-Eastern peoples embroiled in conflict.” Naumann takes a clear stance about Maestro Barenboim being disinvited by Tehran and speaks of his suspicions about intellectuals and their salvational theories...
ARTS and CULTURE
Moscow-born painter Pavel Feinstein has opened his studio to JVG to present his intriguing still lives, nudes, portraits. Feinstein emigrated to Berlin in 1980. In his oeuvre, perfect craftsmanship teams up with the subversive, ambiguity encounters tradition, libertinage meets religious topics, ironic references confront timeless issues. And the painter likes to act the devil…
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