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

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’

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

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.

Merkel cancels visit to Israel due to Afghanistan situation

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,”...
ESG CEO Christoph Otten (left) with Yosef Melamed, executive vice president of Israel Aerospace Industries and general manager of the IAI Aviation Group. Credit: ESG.

Israel Aerospace Industries to provide combat network systems to German company

Israel Aerospace Industries announced on Tuesday that it had signed a cooperation agreement with ESG, a German security-related electronics and IT systems company, to provide the German Armed Forces with combat network technology. The deal...
Pro-Israel rally-goers in Berlin on May 20, 2021. Photo by Orit Arfa.

German politicians sound unprecedented pro-Israel rhetoric at Berlin rally

Just hours before Israel and Hamas announced a ceasefire on May 21, German politicians representing all political parties, except for the excluded right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD), gathered in front of the iconic Brandenburg...
German volunteers with the "March of Life" program pose with Holocaust survivors at the ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran village in southern Israel. Credit: ADI.

Young Germans move beyond the past to solidify relations in Israel, with adults and...

On the cusp of this year’s annual Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day commemoration, a highly inimitable event took place in southern Israel. A group of young adults from Germany, including direct descendants of Nazi...
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin (left) and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier at a joint press briefing after their meeting in Berlin, March 16, 2021. Credit: Amos Ben Gershom/GPO.

Israeli president’s diplomatic tour of Europe gets underway in Berlin

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin landed in Berlin on Tuesday, kicking off a diplomatic tour of Europe at the invitation of the presidents of Germany, Austria and France. Rivlin, who was accompanied by Israel Defense Forces...
Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi (right) with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas at the Liebermann Villa on the shores of Lake Wannsee in Berlin. Aug. 27, 2020. Source: Twitter/Gabi Ashkenazi.

‘Israeli government’s policy moved from annexation to normalization’

Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi said on Thursday that his government has moved away from plans to extend sovereignty to the Jordan Valley, and Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, in the wake of...