A leadership race in the CDU party may shape the future of German-Israeli ties
German Chancellor Angela Merkel called to congratulate the prime minister on Monday, also stressing her country's hope for dialogue between the Israelis and Palestinians and for a two-state solution.
Nuclear accord and settlement labels caused Germany to deny Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Women business leaders are organizing an alternative photo with a Merkel cut-out.
Rivlin commented that some profess to being pro-Israel but despise Jews. "This does not fool us. As far as we are concerned there is no such thing as loving Israel and hating Jews."
German representatives, have been among the many European diplomates who have made solidarity visits the village located below the Kfar Adumim settlement.
Merkel was silent on her government’s advocacy for the controversial 2015 Iran atomic deal.
Chancellor Angela Merkel declared last year and again after the recent July NATO summit that Europe can no longer rely on the United States conducting itself in the future as a force for order.