Leading German opposition pol calls for ending arms exports to Israel

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September 9, 2014 09:59

 
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The top politician in Germany’s main opposition party has come under fire for questioning Germany’s military commitment to Israel.

Ralf Stegner, vice chair of the Social Democratic Party, also told the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag in an interview published Sunday said Germany should reconsider its armaments exports to Israel and should never deliver weapons to areas of tension and dictatorships. He questioned German support for Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Israel.

His remarks were published as a submarine built for Israel in Germany left the shipyard and headed for the Israeli Navy’s Haifa base; it is expected to arrive later this month. The sub is the fourth purchased from Germany.

A fifth German-made submarine is set to arrive in Israel by the end of the year, with a sixth set to be delivered by the end of the decade.

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