Eroding Friendship German-Israeli Relations Take a Turn for the Worse

This week's diplomatic row over German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel's visit to Israel is indicative of growing mistrust between the two governments. But it's unusual for tensions between the two countries to be this open.
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel's sedan in Jerusalem

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel's sedan in Jerusalem

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German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel during his visit to Israel earlier this week.

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel during his visit to Israel earlier this week.

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