Recent polls have found disturbingly high levels of anti-Israel sentiment in Germany. Evelyn Gordon assigns part of the blame to the depiction of Israel in German textbooks—which in turn reflect the ideology of the German elite:
Why Are German Textbooks Teaching Children to Hate Israel?
Germany’s Bid to Keep Israel off the UN Security Council
The Jewish state has never held a temporary seat on the United Nations Security Council. For the first 50 years of its existence, it was denied membership in any of the UN’s regional groups, which control candidacies for these rotating seats. Then it was finally admitted to the Western European and Others Group, which promptly agreed to wait another twenty years before approving Jerusalem for a Security Council candidacy. Now, Benny Avni notes, Germany is poised to block action: