Josef Joffe (March 15, 1944) is a Jewish-German publisher-editor (German: Herausgeber) of Die Zeit, a weekly German newspaper. His second career has been in academia. Appointed Senior Fellow of Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies in 2007 (a faculty position), he is also the Marc and Anita Abramowitz Fellow in International Relations at the Hoover Institution and a courtesy professor of political science at Stanford University.
Joffe wrote an article on why the AfD is getting votes in German regional elections and why this is a bad thing.
Joffe praised the German people for accepting large numbers of refugees.
Joffe wrote an article on why he believes Muslims integrate well into the US society, and why they are more patriotic than other Americans.
Joffe critizised the German people for believing that "things that happen behind Turkey are none of their business" and for their pacifism.
Joffe frequently writes articles condemning Germans who are friendly towards the current Russian government and condems the policies of Putin as dangerous to Europe.
In 2015, gushing over Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to open the borders to well over a million migrants who subsequently made the trek to Europe as “a miracle”, publisher of weekly Die Zeit, ((((())))), said: “Germany, like the countries of English settlement, is turning into an Einwanderungsland, a country of immigration, accepting different colors, faiths and origins. “So Germany is evolving into a kind of America, where you need not be born as American, but can become one. It is a mental and emotional revolution.”
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