As Israel remembers the victims of the Holocaust, US Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting the middle east in hopes of restarting peace talks.
Amos Oz, one of Israel's greatest living authors, has also been a preeminent peace activist and remains a passionate advocate of a two-state solution in his homeland. He tells DW how he believes peace can be achieved.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said the Holocaust was prompted by Jewish people's "social behavior," not their religion. US, European and Israeli officials have condemned his remarks as anti-Semitic.
The deadly protests on the Gaza border may have died down, but Moshe Zimmermann doesn't have much hope for peace. He told DW that Israel's government benefits from the situation and called on Germany to be more critical.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has reiterated Germany's commitment to a two-state solution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. During a visit to the region, he urged the Palestinians "not to tear down bridges."
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