The social democrats, including German social democratic foreign minister Heiko Maas, have been under fire for mainstreaming Iranian regime antisemitism and Tehran's goal to destroy Israel.
Merkel was silent on her government’s advocacy for the controversial 2015 Iran atomic deal.
The podium panel was titled “Boycott” and had to be ended because of the hostility created by the anti-Israel activists in the audience.
In special Independence Day interview, the German chancellor discusses antisemitism, Mideast peace and Berlin's pledge to maintain Israel's national security.
Disagreements over settlement policy had prevented diplomatic meetings from happening between Israeli and German ministers.
Hamas praised the top German diplomat.
Frankfurt museum couldn’t guarantee scrolls’ return if claimed by Palestinians or Jordanians
The Israel Antiquities Authority refuses to allow the scrolls to leave Israel due to Germany's decision, prompting the cancellation of a Bible Museum exhibit.
The boycott movement targeting Israel is “deeply antisemitic and should have no place in Frankfurt,” the deputy mayor of Frankfurt said.