Germany considering stopping ‘unconditional support’ of Israel

Germany considering stopping ‘unconditional support’ of Israel

The German government is considering stopping its “unconditional support” of Israel, German weekly Der Spiegel reported on Friday.

Senior politicians of both ruling parties, the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) and the joint Christian Democratic Union and Christian Social Union, told Der Spiegel that there is a concern in Berlin that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was “instrumentalizing” Germany’s friendship.

“Israel’s current policies are not contributing to the country remaining Jewish and democratic,” Norbert Röttgen, a member of Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union, told the weekly.

“We must express this concern more clearly to Israel,” added Röttgen, the chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the Bundestag, Germany’s parliament.

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