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Angela Merkel Makes a Final Visit to Yad Vashem as Chancellor of Germany

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Yesterday, 10 October 2021, the Chancellor of Germany H.E. Dr. Angela Merkel visited Yad Vashem for the sixth and final time as leader of Germany. During her informative and emotional visit to the Mount...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett at a special Cabinet session at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, Oct. 10, 2021. Photo by Yoav Dudkevitch/POOL.

In Cabinet meeting with Merkel, Bennett hails Israel-Germany ‘alliance-turned-friendship’

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At a special Cabinet meeting at Jerusalem’s King David Hotel on Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett greeted visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel by stating that the alliance between their two countries had “turned...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel with U.S. President Joe Biden at the White House in Washington, D.C., two months before national elections in Germany, July 15, 2021. Credit: Office of the President of the United States.

German Chancellor Merkel to make final diplomatic trip to Israel, says Bennett

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel plans to travel to the Jewish state next week in a farewell visit before ending her term, said Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Monday. Bennett said that she will arrive...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem on Oct. 4, 2018. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90.

‘Good riddance, Merkel,’ says Jewish-German newspaper publisher

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Rafael Korenzecher, publisher of the conservative Germany Jewish monthly, Jüdische Rundschau, does not spare any nicety in his parting words to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose successor will be determined after the German federal elections on Sept....
German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem on Oct. 4, 2018. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90.

Merkel cancels visit to Israel due to Afghanistan situation

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has canceled a planned visit to Israel on Saturday due to the situation in Afghanistan, the German government announced on Thursday. It was called off  “because of current developments in Afghanistan,”...
Armin Laschet, leader of the Christian Democratic Union, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Source: Armin Laschet/Facebook.

Upcoming German election prospects as lackluster as German Jewish future

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The recent elections in Israel and the United States have been marked by scandals, reversals of fortune and larger-than-life personalities. From accusations of manipulated elections to the graceless fall of cult favorites, their election...
Hamas supporters wave flags during a rally in Gaza City, on May 24, 2021. Photo by Atia Mohammed/Flash90.

Report: Germany bans Hamas flag following anti-Semitic incidents

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The German government has agreed to ban the Hamas flag following a number of anti-Semitic incidents at anti-Israel rallies in the country last month, Deutsche Welle reported on Sunday. The proposal was an initiative of German Chancellor...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Donald Trump. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Donald Trump and the Western alliance

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U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan to significantly reduce the number of American troops stationed in Germany has been causing ripples even among Republican lawmakers, who are—and not for the first time—expressing concern that the...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem on Oct. 4, 2018. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90.

Merkel to Tehran: Uphold the nuclear deal, or there will ‘be consequences’

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Iran on Tuesday to uphold the stipulations of the 2015 nuclear deal or else face repercussions. “We are pushing for Iran to keep to . If that is not the...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Hall of Names during her visit at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem on October 4, 2018. Credit: Oren Ben Hakoon/POOL.

Angela Merkel’s legacy and the Jews

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Angela Merkel’s tenure as Chancellor of Germany is drawing to a close. While she has always shown great empathy for Germany’s Jews, her 2015 decision to open the country’s gates to migrants led to the...