Tag Archive for Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel exposes ‘Fake News’ about demolition of Khan al-Ahmar

Khan al-Ahmar residents appealed to the German Chancellor to intervene over the court-ordered demolition of their illegal West Bank compound, but to no avail. “This is an Israeli decision,” she said in Jerusalem.

By TOVAH LAZAROFF

 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel refrained from publicly criticizing Israel over it’s pending demolition of the illegal West Bank Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, during her two-day trip to Israel that ended Thursday.

“This is an Israeli decision,” she said at a morning event at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, during which the University of Haifa conferred upon her an honorary doctorate.

President of the State of Israel, Reuven “Ruvi” Rivlin welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Jerusalem.

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German Chancellor Merkel: EU must deal with Iran’s ‘aggressive tendencies’

After having met with Jordan’s King Abdullah, Germany’s chancellor said definitively, “Iran’s aggressive tendencies must not only be discussed, but rather we need solutions urgently,” acknowledging their roguish presence in Syria, in the war in Yemen and Iran’s activities with regard to Israel’s security.

By Reuters

 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday said European countries shared concerns over Iran’s ballistic missile programme and called for solutions to its “aggressive tendencies” in the Middle East.

“Iran’s aggressive tendencies must not only be discussed, but rather we need solutions urgently,” she said after meeting Jordan’s King Abdullah in Amman. She announced 384 million euros ($445 million) of aid to Jordan this year. Continue Reading »

Netanyahu Schmoozes at Davos Economic Forum, Discusses Mideast Opportunities

Israel’s prime Minister suggested that the Mideast’s state of flux currently presents significant economic opportunities, common security needs, and even peace in the region.

By i24NEWS

 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Wednesday–day three of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland–with world leaders in a series of diplomatic meetings that included German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Netanyahu reiterated to Merkel the need to make “real – not cosmetic – changes that will prevent Iran from going nuclear which would otherwise be assured by the agreement as it stands,” a government press release stated.

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German Chancellor Merkel: “Not acceptable how Iran continues to talk about Israel”

 

Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel says that she welcomes Iran’s participation in the fight against ISIS in Syria, but Iran must change its attitude and slander towards Israel.

By JPOST.COM STAFF, REUTERS

 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at a news conference in Berlin on Monday that she would welcome Iran’s participation in the ongoing fight against ISIS in Syria, however Iran’s attitude and slander towards Israel must change.

“I think Iran has a lot of influence over what happens in Syria. And everyone is welcome to participate constructively in the negotiations,” she said.

"Death to Israel" - Iranian president at anti-Israel march.

“Death to Israel” – Iranian president at anti-Israel march.

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Merkel joins US vets & Jewish survivors marking 70th anniversary of Dachau liberation

WATCH: German Chancellor Merkel says marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp, “There were unfathomable horrors everywhere. They all admonish us to never forget. No, we will never forget.”

 

Germans will never forget the “unfathomable horrors” that the Nazis inflicted at the death camps, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday at a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp near Munich.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and camp survivor Max Mannheimer (in wheelchair) prepare to lay a wreath at Dachau, Sunday – Photo: AP

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Netanyahu: ‘Today Israel will do what needs to be done to protect the one & only Jewish State’

By i24news

 

As the world observes International Holocaust Remembrance Day in a series of events around the world, aging survivors, heads of state and other dignitaries gather Tuesday at Auschwitz to mark the 70th anniversary of the death camp’s liberation and to sound the alarm over a fresh wave of anti-Semitism.


PM Netanyahu’s speech – English after the Hebrew

The commemoration is likely to be the last big anniversary to be attended by any of the camp’s survivors, and world leaders are also expected to be present at what has become an enduring symbol of the horrors of Nazism and the Holocaust, which claimed the lives of six million European Jews.

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No EU recognition of Palestine without Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel opposes unilaterally recognizing Palestinian state, reiterating that Germany will not follow the other European nations that have already done so.

By News Agencies & Israel Hayom Staff

 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has underlined Germany’s opposition to recognizing a Palestinian state after lawmakers elsewhere in Europe backed such a move.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel – Photo: Reuters

Sweden’s new government officially recognized a Palestinian state on Oct. 30. Last Tuesday, Spain’s parliament approved a nonbinding resolution recognizing a Palestinian state, following similar motions in Britain and Ireland. Germany, Israel’s closest European ally, has made clear it will not follow that lead.

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German Chancellor: Whoever attacks a Jew attacks us all

Under the banner “Stand Up: Jew Hatred – Never Again!” German Chancellor Angela Merkel joins political & religious leaders at a rally against anti-Semitism in Berlin.

By i24news

 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Jewish leaders spoke Sunday at a Berlin rally against anti-Semitism after the latest Gaza conflict sparked an upsurge in hate speech against Jews.

John MacDougall (AFP)

Supporters of Israel – John MacDougall (AFP)

Under the banner “Stand Up: Jew Hatred – Never Again!” political and religious leaders and thousands of people gathered at the iconic Brandenburg Gate.

The event, attended by German President Joachim Gauck, coincided with a meeting in the capital of the World Jewish Congress (WJC), whose president Ronald S. Continue Reading »

Germany’s Merkel Receives Medal of Distinction from Israel’s President Peres

German Chancellor Merkel is awarded Israel’s highest civilian honor for her commitment to ensuring Israel’s security and for fighting anti-Semitism.

By JPOST.COM STAFF

 

President Shimon Peres awarded German Chancellor Angela Merkel with the Presidential Medal of Distinction on Tuesday.

Israel’s President, Shimon Peres, “For your contribution to Israel’s revival and security. For your contribution to the cause of peace in this region and for your unrelenting efforts to build a better world. For being a stateswoman of great courage, humility and vision not only for the present but for future generations. As the President of the State of Israel, I present the Presidential Medal of Distinction to the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Dr.

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Chancellor Merkel: The Federal Republic of Germany will never be neutral on Israel

 

Germany’s chancellor criticizes Israeli settlements, but says the German crime of the Holocaust will always be present, ensuring special relationship between Berlin & Jerusalem.

By JTA

 

 

 

Germany will never be neutral when it comes to Israel, Chancellor Angela Merkel told a Jewish newspaper.

Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel – Photo: REUTERS

“The heinous crime committed by Germany against the Jews, the betrayal of all civilized values that was the Shoah, will always be present and we can shape the future of the resulting special relationship between Germany and Israel in awareness of that,” Merkel said in an interview published in the most recent issue of Jewish Voice from Germany.

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Germany rejects EU’s anti-Israel policies

German chancellor Merkel’s Bundestag spokesman says new EU guidelines are “pure ideology & symbolic politics,” and do not contribute to peace.

He added that the European regulations are not “objective requirements”

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT
 

 

Germany distances itself from the “controversial European Union guidelines” banning cooperation with Israeli entities beyond the Green Line, a foreign policy spokesman in the Bundestag announced on Friday.

Hamas cartoon

Palestinian sponsored boycott of Israel – Israel news photo screenshot

In a statement issued by MP Philipp Missfedler, the Bundestag spokesman for German chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union party and its coalition partner the Bavarian Christian Social Union, he stated the guidelines are “pure ideology and symbolic politics” and will not contribute to finding a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Merkel: Russia & China realize Assad’s time is up

Both Security Council Super Powers have always blocked attempts by the West to mount pressure on the Syrian president to end the violence in the nearly 2 year civil war that has killed some 70,000 people.

By Reuters

 

China and Russia are increasingly realizing that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s time is up, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday, as she visited German troops stationed with NATO Patriot missiles close to the Turkish-Syrian frontier.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan address the media after talks in Berlin October 31, 2012. – Photo: Reuters

Merkel, beginning a two-day trip to Turkey, said the missiles, provided at NATO member Turkey’s request, were a signal that the alliance would not tolerate Damascus dragging its neighbors into its conflict. Continue Reading »

Morsi’s “apes and pigs” slur pursue him in Germany

Morsi in Berlin to gather financial aid for rebuilding his crumbling Egyptian economy, however questions about the hateful, anti-Semitic comments he made, calling Jews “apes and pigs”, pursue him throughout the day.

Morsi: I’m not against the Jewish faith or the Jewish people.

 

By The Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff

Egypt’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi turned aside repeated criticism of his past comments referring to Jews as “the descendants of apes and pigs” as he visited Germany on Wednesday, insisting that the remarks were taken out of context and were aimed at criticizing Israeli attacks on Palestinians.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and President of Egypt Mohammed Morsi, left, address the media during a joint press conference after a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin – Photo: AP

A key focus of Morsi’s one-day visit to Berlin was to seek support to rebuild a crumbling Egyptian economy.

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On Int’l Holocaust Memorial Day, EU’s Aston says “never forget”

EU’s foreign policy chief Ashton paid tribute to Holocaust survivors.

Germany’s Chancellor Merkel reiterated, responsibility for Nazi crimes is eternal.

By JPOST.COM STAFF, BLOOMBERG

 

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton paid a special tribute to Holocaust survivors, in a statement released on International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Sunday.

Greeks wave swastikas to greet Merkel - Photo by REUTERS-Yannis Behrakis

Ashton said that the survivors of the Holocaust “remind us of this tragedy that we must never forget.”

“Today we remember the victims of the Holocaust. We honor every one of the six million who were brutally murdered in this darkest period of European history,” Ashton stated.

She stressed the importance of remembering that the crime was not perpetrated by a few individuals, but that many were involved directly and indirectly.

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Netanyahu & Merkel ‘agree to disagree’ on construction plans for E-1

At a news conference with Netanyahu, Merkel warns against unilateral moves and pushes for direct negotiations

The two leaders “agree to disagree” on plans to build the controversial E-1 corridor building in the Judean Desert.

By HERB KEINON, REUTERS

 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu agreed to disagree on the question of plans to build more settlements in the West Bank, the chancellor said on Thursday. “We agreed that we disagree on this,” Merkel said at a news conference with Netanyahu in Berlin.

Prime Minister Netanyahu and German Chancellor Mer - Photo: GPO/Amos Ben-Gershom

Prime Minister Netanyahu and German Chancellor Mer – Photo: GPO/Amos Ben-Gershom

“We in Germany believe the work on a two-state solution must be continued … we must keep trying to come to negotiations and one-sided moves should be avoided,” she added.

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