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.
The German government has announced that it will sign off on a deal to sell three new ThyssenKrupp submarines to Israel. Officials had delayed the deal as concerns arose about a corruption investigation in Israel.
A memorial for the 12 victims of the terrorist attack at the 1972 Olympics has opened in Munich. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin presided over the unveiling.
On his first trip to Israel as Germany's president, Frank-Walter Steinmeier has expressed his country's "unfathomable guilt." He had visited Israel during his three years as foreign minister.
Israelis have expressed consternation over the entry of the far-right populist AfD party into Germany's Bundestag. Prime Minister Netanyahu has warned of rising anti-Semitism, reports Miriam Dagan in Tel Aviv.
© 2017 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version