World leaders gathered in Jerusalem to mourn Shimon Peres. It was also a chance for two political opponents to come together.
There was hope that resolution of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians was imminent when the first Oslo Accord was signed in 1993. But the promise of a two-state solution any time soon has been all but dashed.
The hostility between Turkey and Israel has resurfaced over recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Meanwhile, in terms of economic relations, trade between the countries has been growing steadily.
The film recounts the 1976 hijacking by German left-wing extremists of a flight from Tel Aviv to Paris and the rescue operation in Uganda seven days later. After its Berlinale premiere, the film has hit US screens.
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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