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Germany Likes Guilty Jews Best

Last weekend, Mahmoud Abbas traveled to the northwest German city of Dortmund, where he was granted a Steiger Award—an annual set of prizes given by a regional media association—for, in his case, “Hope for Peace.” He also took the opportunity to visit Berlin, where he met with prominent German politicians of both the left and right, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, and was treated to a number of congratulatory speeches. To Eldad Beck, Abbas’s reception typifies much of the current German attitude toward Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict:

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More about: Angela Merkel, Germany, Israel & Zionism, Israeli-German relations, Mahmoud Abbas

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:

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More about: Germany, Israel & Zionism, Israeli-German relations, United Nations