German President Joachim Gauck is on a two day visit to Israel to commemorate 50 years of diplomatic relations between the two nations. Gauck said friendship was possible despite differences of opinion.
Israeli politicians have accused Poland's premier of distorting history and anti-Semitism following comments made about "Jewish perpetrators" during World War II. The countries have been at odds over a new Holocaust law.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has given a fiery speech at the Munich Security Conference, warning the world not to try to appease Iran. Iran's foreign minister called his presentation "a cartoonish circus."
The recent Israeli airstrikes in Syria have sparked concerns of a direct confrontation between Israel and Iran. DW spoke with Middle East expert Gil Murciano about the conflict, and Germany's potential role as mediator.
Israeli police have released photos showing swastikas and slurs daubed onto the gates of Poland's embassy in Israel. The incident came after the Polish prime minister suggested Jews were also complicit in the Holocaust.
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