In Berlin, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked Germany for its unrelenting support amid a wave of stabbing attacks by Palestinians in Israel. He was meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel who called for a de-escalation in the violence.
A Palestinian man has confessed to carrying out a knife attack at a German supermarket that killed one person and wounded six more. The defendant told investigators the attack had some connection to events in Jerusalem.
Chancellor Merkel had been slammed by survivors and relatives for not reaching out to them nearly a year after the attack. The mother of the attacker has meanwhile told DW she would gladly meet with victims' mothers.
As 70th anniversary ceremonies for the state of Israel commence, DW looks back at seven decades of German-Israeli relations. The two countries remain firm allies, but their friendship is uniquely fraught by history.
With his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, US President Donald Trump risks a dangerous escalation. Both Palestinians and Israelis could suffer in equal measure, says DW's Rainer Sollich.
© 2018 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version