2015年12月11日 星期五

默(或梅)克爾 Angela Merkel 《時代Time》周刊年度風雲人物、內塔尼亞胡、侯賽尼、希特拉 Germany tells Netanyahu: We are responsible for the Holocaust

 默(或梅)克爾 Angela Merkel 《時代Time》周刊年度風雲人物、內塔尼亞胡、侯賽尼、希特拉 Germany tells Netanyahu: We are responsible for the Holocaust
「恐懼滋養出的社會  沒有未來」
面對各界質疑她的難民政策,梅克爾曾言:「多年來,我們聽著那些因戰爭和恐怖主義陷入分裂混亂的國家,我們在電視上看著他們的消息,但我們未曾真正了解發生在敘利亞阿勒坡或是伊拉克摩蘇爾的事件,其實會衝擊到我們的國家。現在,我們正面對(這些衝擊)。」

2015年9月3日,梅克爾被一位婦人問到怎麼樣讓湧入大量難民的德國「不被伊斯蘭化」時,梅克爾回答說:
「恐懼從來都不是最佳的指導者,不論今天尋求指引的是一個人還是一個國家。從懼怕中成型的文化與社會,絕不可能有未來。」


Angela Merkel Lectures Germans About Being Good Christians



Transcript:

00:00 Madame Chancellor, thank you for giving me the opportunity to speak.
00:06 A minute ago you were mentioning the responsibility we all have,
00:10 in terms of how we should all deal with all this refugee chaos.
00:13 But one of our responsibilities is also to protect our own citizens in Europe,
00:19 and I am speaking especially about refugees from Syria and similar countries from where now
00:24 even more people with an Islamic background come into our country.
00:29 And I believe what the gentleman addressed earlier is legitimate, that there is a great fear
00:35 here in Europe because Islamization seems to proceed and grow stronger.
00:42 So I am asking you, how do you want to protect Europe, and in that regard,
00:46 how do you propose to protect our own culture from this?
00:50 Uh… I think, first and foremost, that Islamism and Islamic terror are unfortunately
00:57 a phenomenon operating predominantly in Syria and Libya and in Northern Iraq,
01:04 and to which, unfortunately, the European Union has contributed a myriad of fighters as well.
01:10 And therefore we can’t just sit here and say this is a phenomenon that has nothing to do with us,
01:15 because those are people, sometimes very young people, who grew up
01:19 in our countries, and this is where we bear also a responsibility.
01:25 Secondly… uh… fear has never been a good adviser, neither in our personal lives nor in our society.
01:34 Cultures and societies that are shaped by fear, will without doubt not get a grip on the future.
01:40 And third, of course we have this debate that a lot of Muslims also have,
01:46 in which we debate whether Islam even belongs to Germany or not.
01:50 But I’m finding that when we have four million Muslims in this country, it’s really not debatable
01:54 whether Muslims belong to Germany but Islam doesn’t, or whether Islam also belongs to Germany.
02:01 I see there are these worries, but I have to say to that, we all have these chances and all these liberties
02:13 to practice our own religion as well, insofar as we are practicing it and believe in it.
02:17 So if I am lacking in something in that, I am not suggesting that someone who practices Islam is at fault for that.
02:24 We should have the courage as Christians to enter a dialogue then,
02:32 and while we are talking about tradition, maybe please go to church every once in a while,
02:37 or become a tad more versed in the Bible and maybe be able to just explain a painting in the church,
02:44 or at least be able to explain what the meaning of Pentecost is. So there I just have to say
02:49 that a lot of people’s knowledge about the Christian Occident leaves a lot to be desired.
02:53 But then to come back and complain about how Muslims know more about the Koran
02:57 than they do about the bible, I find that very curious.
03:00 Maybe this debate will make us want to go back, and encourage us to gain more knowledge about our roots.
03:08 So far I find this debate extremely defensively-minded. Sure one has to prepare against the terrorist danger,
03:14 but let us all also not forget just how rich European history is of dramatic and gruesome conflict and war.
03:20 We should be really careful when we complain if somewhere else something bad is happening.
03:26 Sure, we have to stand up against that, but we have absolutely no ground to stand on,
03:31 to show haughty arrogance towards others, and I have to say that as the Chancellor of Germany.
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Time magazine has named German chancellor Angela Merkel its Person of the Year, citing her resolve in leading Europe through this summer’s Greek debt crisis, and her encouragement of other countries to open their borders to migrants and refugees.
German chancellor awarded honor for leading Europe through debt crisis…
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 默克爾當選《時代》周刊年度風雲人物

德國總理默克爾被美國《時代》雜誌評選為年度風雲人物,成為30年來第一個獲此頭銜的女性。主辦刊物認為,她在諸多重大危機處理上的顯示出領導風範。
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(德國之聲中文網)《時代》周刊認為,默克爾在從敘利亞難民問題到希臘債務危機等多個重大事件的處理上顯示了領導作用。
"只有在人們不願服從的時候,才是對領導人的真正考驗。"《時代》周刊編輯吉布斯(Nancy Gibbs)在周三發表的一篇聲明中寫道。
"因為她比其他政治家更敢於向她國民提出要求,因為她堅定地反對暴政、權術,在一個缺乏道德榜樣的世界樹立了牢固的道德風範,為此安格拉·默克爾成為《時代》的年度風雲人物。"
"默克爾的言行中透露出的另一種價值觀--人性、善意、寬容--這些向世人顯示,德國的強大是可以用來拯救而不是摧毀的。作為一個領導人她擺脫了自己舊有的、帶來折磨的民族認同感,這樣的過程我們很少能看到。"
與默克爾一同被提名的其他7名候選人包括美國共和黨總統競選人特朗普(Donald Trump)、Uber總裁卡蘭尼克(Travis Kalanick)、伊朗總統魯哈尼(Hassan Rohani)等。自封為"伊斯蘭國哈里發"的恐怖組織領導人巴格達蒂( Abu Bakr al-Bagdadi)在風雲人物的排行榜上排名第二,排在第三位的是美國黑人民權運動"黑人的生命也是命" (Black Lives Matter)。
自1927年以來,《時代》周刊每年都會評選當年世界時事範圍內具有影響力的人物或團體。去年獲此殊榮的是抗擊非洲埃博拉疫情的醫護工作者。2013年,羅馬天主教宗方濟各當選年度風雲人物。默克爾成為30年來第一個獲選年度風雲人物的女性, 她也是1970年勃蘭特總理之後首度獲得這一稱號的德國人。
  • 日期 09.12.2015
  • 作者 葉宣/樂然(德新社、美聯社)




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以色列總理內塔尼亞胡日前發表講話,指責巴勒斯坦人才是當年二次大戰時,屠殺猶太人的罪魁禍首,令原本已極為緊張的以巴局勢進一步升溫。不過德國總理默克爾及後強調,不會改變對歷史的看法,明言德國仍要為大屠殺負責。
以色列總理內塔尼亞胡周二發表演說,期間談及德國納粹領袖希特拉在二次大戰時的一段歷史。內塔尼亞胡認為,當年屠殺猶太人的罪魁禍首並不是希特拉,而是巴勒斯坦宗教領袖侯賽尼。
內塔尼亞胡解釋,當年是侯賽尼說服希特拉將猶太人燒死:「希特拉當時並不是要消滅猶太人,只是要驅逐猶太人。而侯賽尼卻向希特拉說,『如果你只驅逐他們,他們會全部走到這裡(巴勒斯坦)』。」
內塔尼亞胡的言論激起爭議。默克爾在周三與內塔尼亞胡舉行聯合記者會,期間回應有關事件,強調德國要為大屠殺負責,「我們看不出有任何理由,要改變對歷史的看法」,「對於納粹大屠殺,德國要負起責任」。
默克爾的發言人Steffen Seibert亦表明,大屠殺很大程度上是德國的罪行:「德國的學校都有教導(此歷史),這永遠不能被忘記。我亦看不到有任何理由,要以任何方式改變對歷史的看法。我們知道這一違反人性的罪行,責任在於德國。」


Germany steps in after Israel's prime minister claimed a Palestinian leader told the Nazis to kill Europe's Jews


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