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Haym Salomon Center
Political divisions in Germany have implications for Middle East
Despite seemingly common ground between Israel and the AfD, the anti-Semitic history of the party would likely serve as a hindrance to a robust AfD-Israeli partnership, both economically and diplomatically.
Europe loves its dead Jews, while demonizing the living ones in Israel
Established politicians have unsuccessfully tried to cover up one of Western Europe’s worst kept secrets for years—namely, that the leftist-Islamist alliance, and not fringe neo-Nazis, are responsible for the majority of anti-Semitic attacks in Europe, which have been conveniently mislabeled as “Israel criticism.”
Merkel on Kristallnacht: ‘We are living once again in a time of far-reaching change’
Dressed in black, the German Chancellor noted that “Jewish life is blossoming again in Germany—an unexpected gift to us after the Shoah. But we are also witnessing a worrying anti-Semitism that threatens Jewish life in our country.”
Merkel honors German IsraAID branch for social work with women refugees
The award was for giving psychological support in Arabic to at-risk refugee women and others affected by gender-based violence living in shelters, in addition to training and counseling for shelter staff.
With Merkel’s decision to step down in 2021 comes the deconstruction of her tenure
Angela Merkel lost her mandate as the party’s leader, in large part due to handling of the refugee crisis, and will not seek the chairmanship at the party’s conference in December.
After 13 years as chancellor, Merkel to step down in 2021
“The time has come to open a new chapter,” said German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who announced at a news conference: “I will not be seeking any political post after my term ends.”
Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
Merkel’s approach to Israel has not progressed
Bilateral trade volume is increasing. According to German statistics, German exports to Israel last year amounted to €4.3 billion and imports to €1.9 billion, which are respective increases of 8 percent and 13.7 percent over 2016.
Benjamin Weinthal & Asaf Romirowsky
For Merkel, Israel’s security is negotiable
Will German Chancellor Angela Merkel honor her 2008 pledge in 2018 and follow up her Knesset address with concrete action at a critical juncture in Israel’s history?
German Chancellor Merkel: Palestinians must recognize Israel as a ‘Jewish state’
She also stressed the importance of preventing Iran from creating a nuclear bomb, and that the regime’s presence in Syria must move “toward zero,” despite it being “a difficult project.”
An opportunity to effect change in Israel-German relations
A troubling trend has taken over the German establishment’s approach towards Israel, by which Berlin sees it as something of a problematic colony that refuses to accept the burden of the central government in Berlin or Brussels.
Merkel gets honorary degree from University of Haifa
“At this critical junction in history, we clearly see the need to bring together the most proficient researchers in the university to address the key threats to democracy in the information age: the loss of privacy, the blurring borderlines between computers and human beings, and the fight against half-truths, fallacies, conspiracy theories and straight-up fake news,” said university president Ron Robin.
Merkel mentions canceling Israel visit if Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar is razed
Meetings have been pushed off for almost a year-and-a-half due to German disapproval of Israeli building in Judea and Samaria, and rejection of Israeli policy towards the Palestinian Authority.
University of Haifa to confer honorary doctorate upon German Chancellor Merkel
As part of the Oct. 4 awards ceremony to be held at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, Angela Merkel will meet with a diverse group of graduate students from the University of Haifa, including Germans there.
Merkel due in Israel for first time in four years amid Iran tensions
Eldad Beck and Israel Hayom Staff
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is slated to accept an honorary doctorate from the University of Haifa. She is also expected to visit the Israel Museum and the Foreign Ministry exhibit on innovation featuring the work of six Israeli companies.
Netanyahu to meet Merkel and Macron as EU considers salvaging Iran nuclear deal
European Union Foreign ministers will gather in Brussels on Monday to discuss the nuclear deal in light of the U.S. decision to withdraw from it.