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May 2, 2016 9:57 am

Germany Denies Reconsidering Unwavering Support for Israel

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A German official said Germany will continue to support Israel despite claims of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, pictured, being increasingly frustrated with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

A German official said Germany will continue to support Israel despite claims of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, pictured, being increasingly frustrated with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – A German government official is denying a report by the German magazine Der Spiegel claiming that the German government might stop supporting Israel unconditionally due to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s unhappiness with the Israeli government policy on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

On Friday Der Spiegel reported that senior politicians in the German government’s current ruling parties, the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) and the joint Christian Democratic Union and Christian Social Union, said Germany is worried that Netanyahu us “instrumentalizing” Germany’s friendship.

“Israel’s current policies are not contributing to the country remaining Jewish and democratic,” said Norbert Röttgen, a member of Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union and the chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the German Parliament. “We must express this concern more clearly to Israel,”  Röttgen added.

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Among several examples of allegedly cooler relations between Germany and Israel, Merkel is quoted in the magazine article as having said during a recent visit of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to Berlin that she understands why “Abbas continually seeks out the (U.N.) Security Council.”

A senior official in Jerusalem had already denied that such cooling is taking place, saying that the “comments in the Der Spiegel story are an attempt inside Germany to slam Merkel for her close ties with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,”Yedioth Achronoth reported.

A German government official also told Reuters on Sunday that “the guidelines of German Middle East policy have not changed.”

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  • Johnny Doogle

    “Denying”?? ‘GASP’! Look at her with her arm up in the air like that. I’ll bet she’s a secret Nazi. Better put the kabosh on it so Israel can keep getting handouts from people who weren’t even alive during any supposed atrocities that happened the better part of a century ago.

  • Angela Merkel is one of the greatest country leaders Europe ever had after the 2WW. Angela Merkel was mind attacked by Obama coward administration in cooperation with Norway Jens Stoltenberg of NATO. NATO is a destructive manipulating force who did stand behind the planning of the Arab Spring which is the cause of the refuges move into Europe. for NATO and Obama in hope to drive Germany back in time into a new Nazi regime, Obama and Jens Stoltenberg are the most stupid man ever been involved in politics. Obama wants a strong NATO is a trap and a crime against civilization. A country as Germany can not make a mistake twice. Obama and Jens Stoltenberg derives from stagnation and boredom living in a world witch never existed, fabricating illusions among country citizens who their brain was stolen by politicians criminal theater games driving people into mental panics ” collective silenced fear”. Game is over! Obama!

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