MK Yacimovich says she won't attend Knesset plenum during Merkel speech

Labor MK Sheli Yacimovich announced on Tuesday that she would not be in the Knesset while German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be addressing the plenum in her native tongue. "Although Merkel is a friend of Israel, the decision to allow a German speech in the Knesset, when this is not stipulated in the protocol, is callousness towards Holocaust survivors," she said.