From Spiegel online, about German-Israeli relations being at an all-time low, because of Israel’s treatment of Palestinians. I wonder if this figured at all in Netanyahu’s comment the other day about opposition “on the soil of Europe.”
Recent years have seen several instances of tension between Germany and Israel. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have even shouted at each other on the telephone while discussing Israeli policies toward Palestinians. But relations between the two countries have never been as difficult during Merkel’s three terms in office as they are now — on the eve of German-Israeli government consultations scheduled for next Monday in Israel.
Hmm. And you wondered why the NSA was listening in on Merkel’s phone calls?