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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.
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.”
German coalition negotiations spark concern in Israel
Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS
A blueprint for coalition negotiations between Germany’s Christian Democratic Union Party, led by Chancellor Angela Merkel, and the country’s Social Democratic Party, headed by Martin Schulz, has stoked fears in Israel.