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Trips to Israel as bookends to Merkel’s tenure

It is not by accident that visits to Israel will serve as bookends to Merkel's term in office: Both trips gave tangible expression to the importance she attributes to Berlin’s ties with Jerusalem.

11/10/2021

Merkel: Talks with Iran must be renewed urgently

Merkel is in Israel on a two-day visit as she concludes her 16 years in office, with SPD leader Olaf Scholz her likely replacement.

Merkel should be acknowledged for her strong support for Israel - editorial

Merkel and Bennett to visit Yad Vashem and the outgoing German chancellor will also be awarded an honorary doctorate from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

Merkel in Israel Sunday for farewell visit

This will be Merkel's seventh official trip to the Jewish state since she took office in 2005. Merkel has been a strong ally and friend of Israel during her tenure at the country's helm.

Merkel cancels visit to Israel due to Afghanistan crisis

Merkel told Bennett that she needs to stay in Germany to oversee the evacuation of soldiers from Afghanistan.

First commercial medical cannabis export from Israel lands in Germany

Germany is home to the fastest-growing medical cannabis market outside the US.

Israeli-German friendship group led by Druz, ultra-Orthodox MKs

"The joint work with MK Pindrus is a wonderful chance to show the pluralism and variety of Israeli society," said MK Gadeer Mreeh.

European officials, Putin, German FM, extend Rosh Hashanah wishes to Jews

"I wish you enjoyable festivities, despite all the restrictions the COVID‑19 pandemic brings. Stay healthy! May all your good resolutions and your wishes for the new year come to fruition."

18/09/2020

Israeli defense delegation en route to Germany for strategic talks

The two countries are marking 55 years of diplomatic relations

Ashkenazi to meet EU foreign ministers on first diplomatic trip abroad

The Foreign Minister also called on Germany to join the effort to stop the UN arms embargo from running out in October.

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