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Angela Merkel to visit Israel next week

CM 03/10/2021


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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to visit Israel next Sunday, the Prime Minister’s Office confirmed.
Merkel will meet with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, President Isaac Herzog and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and participate in a cabinet meeting in Jerusalem.
She and Bennett are expected to visit Yad Vashem. In addition, Merkel will be awarded an honorary doctorate from the Technion and join a roundtable at the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv.

Merkel stepped down this year after 16 years in August. Her trip comes shortly after a national election in Germany, in which she did not run and her party came in second place. The Social Democratic Party was the largest and its leader Olaf Scholz is likely to be the next chancellor.
The chancellor had previously planned to pay a farewell visit to Israel at the end of August but postponed her trip due to the unfolding crisis following the US withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Yad Vashem Security guard stnds at the empty Hall of Names in the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum (credit: FLASH90)Yad Vashem Security guard stnds at the empty Hall of Names in the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum (credit: FLASH90)

Merkel has visited Israel several times as chancellor and has called Israel’s security one of her country’s core national interests.
In 2008, Merkel spoke before the Knesset, saying: “The Holocaust fills us with shame. I bow my head before the survivors, and I bow my head before you in tribute to the fact that you were able to survive.”

Source: Jerusalem Post

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