Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US Secretary of State John Kerry have been holding talks right here in the German capital in a bid to end the spiralling violence in the Middle East.
Sigmar Gabriel will have to choose between meeting the Israeli Prime Minister and meeting human rights groups. He is in Israel to commemorate the Holocaust but says he will push against Israeli settlements.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called a speech by US Secretary of State John Kerry "deeply disappointing" and "anti-Israel." Berlin said the speech was a "call to action" for a two-state solution" for peace.
Germany's foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel has arrived in Israel, where he joined in events marking Holocaust Remembrance Day. Gabriel is also due to meet with Israeli and Palestinian officials during his trip.
Israeli media reported that PM Netanyahu met in secret with Jordan to discuss a US-brokered peace plan. The Israeli leader rejected the deal, saying his right-wing coalition would not approve ceding land Israel occupied.
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