With just one week until Israeli elections, candidates and supporters are out on the campaign trail. Center-left politician Isaac Herzhog is polling well and looks to be a serious contender for Prime Minister with a very particular appeal.
Israeli PM Netanyahu’s upcoming visit to Germany comes at a politically turbulent time. Israel expert Peter Lintl sums up the divide between Europe and Israel: "Europeans have a hard time understanding Israelis."
An Israeli legislative debate on recognizing the Armenian genocide has been postponed. It follows Turkey's comparison of Israel's action against Palestinians in Gaza to Nazi persecution of the Jews.
Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has undertaken a three-day visit to Israel. Israel's government won't currently deal with Kurz's new coalition partners from Austria's far-right FPÖ, given their historic Nazi links.
Germany's army is set to fly arms-capable Heron drones for the first time in history, after a parliamentary committee approved leasing the aircraft from Israel. The project would cost Germany over $1 billion.
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