Former German FM Fischer in Tehran: West Give Up Support for Israel? ‘Forget it, Never’
Former German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer said he answered a question from a group of Iranian students in Tehran on when the West might give up its support for Israel, with, “Forget it. Never.”
The interaction was reported at the Iran – Israel Observer blog by Iranian-Israeli Meir Javedanfar, who attended Wednesday’s ‘Security Challenges of the 21st Century’ conference at Tel Aviv’s Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), where he heard the story.
Fischer served as Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor of Germany in the cabinet of Gerhard Schröder from 1998 to 2005.
Javedanfar teaches “Contemporary Iranian Politics” at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, and runs a political consulting firm, the Middle East Economic and Political Analysis Company.