A team of German and Israeli brewers are working together to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel. They've come up with a special birthday beer which they've named '70' in honor of the occasion.
What came first, the bread or the beer? Archaeologists who found a 13,000-year-old alcohol-production site may have an answer. But the ancient brew made there bears little resemblance to today's tall cold ones.
As Israel celebrates the anniversary of its founding in 1948, DW looks back at seven decades of German-Israeli relations. The two countries remain firm allies, but their friendship is uniquely fraught by history.
On a trip to Israel, Germany's foreign minister has called on society to keep fighting against anti-Semitism. Maas' trip will see him meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has made his inaugural trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories. It proved a tricky visit after Germany's foreign minister sparked a diplomatic row there last month.
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