A new generation of Israelis loves partying in Berlin and eating bratwurst. But for some young people in Israel, relations with Germany will always be marked by the past.
The two-state scenario of Palestinians living alongside Israel remains the "only sensible alternative," Chancellor Angela Merkel has told Mahmoud Abbas in Berlin. The Palestinian president is also due to visit Brussels.
Israel has announced a major settlement expansion in the West Bank. Israel's hardline government has been emboldened by the new US administration.
Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to criticize the UN over a vote on illegal Israeli settlements. Israel has, meanwhile, continued its hardline response despite critics pointing out it may further isolate the country.
As the US president's visit nears, nobody in Israel knows what to expect. Donald Trump wants an Israeli-Palestinian deal. But the Israeli right has stopped rejoicing, and the public is skeptical, reports Miriam Dagan.
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