Category Archives: Israel and Palestine

Alleged Mossad Spy Set Free

Israel’s secret service is suspected to have killed a senior Hamas leader, Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, in Dubai in January 2010. According to the Dubai police, one of the 11 members of the hit squad that allegedly were Mossad agents carried a … Continue reading

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Berlin Upgrades Relations With Palestinians

I have been wanting to write about an interesting novelty in German-Palestinian relations for a while. On 18 May 2010, a new type of “governmental” consultation mechanism between the Foreign Ministry and the Palestinian Authority was launched in Berlin. Foreign … Continue reading

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Tsipi Livni Fighting for Jewish State

Tsipi Livni, Israel’s former Foreign Minister and the head of the Kadima party, came to Berlin last week where she met with Foreign Minister Westerwelle. Livni is touring Western capitals to fight, as she said in a speech in Berlin, … Continue reading

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Hariri’s Weak Appearance

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri visited Berlin on 15-16 March 2010 to meet with Chancellor Merkel, Foreign Minister Westerwelle and members of the Bundestag. Hariri also particpated in a briefing hosted by Körber Foundation’s Berlin office. Germany is taking part … Continue reading

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Did Mossad Use a German Passport?

Israel’s secret service is suspected to have killed a senior Hamas leader, Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, in Dubai last month. According to the Dubai police, one of the 11 members of the hit squad that allegedly were Mossad agents, carried a German … Continue reading

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President Peres in Berlin

Israel’s President Shimon Peres arrived in Berlin yesterday (25 January 2010). A week after the joint German-Israeli government consultations with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s visit to Berlin, Peres will stay for three days in the German capital to commemorate Holocaust … Continue reading

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Two Pieces on Guantanamo and Iran

I found two pieces on German foreign policy in the international media yesterday that I want to draw your attention to. The first one was in the FT by Bertrand Benoit and Daniel Dombey, entitled “German concerns threaten 9/11 trial … Continue reading

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Westerwelle in Israel

Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle is on his first visit to Israel. Arriving on Monday, 23 November 2009, the head of the Free Democratic Party met with Prime Minister Binjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman. Together with Charlotte Knobloch, the … Continue reading

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Auschwitz Maps Flapped in the UN General Assembly

Speaking yesterday at the UN General Assembly’s annual meeting in New York, the Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu strongly condemned the speech of Mahmoud Ahmadinedjad on Wednesday, in which the Iranian President again denied the Holocaust. In his hands, Netanyahu held … Continue reading

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Berlin Talks with Hamas

The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives in Berlin today. Coming from London, where he met with PM Gordon Brown and the US envoy Geoge Mitchell (see the BBC reporting), Netanjahu will meet with President Horst Köhler, Chancellor Angela Merkel … Continue reading

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