A Great Debate Are Germans Allowed to Criticize Israel?

Germany's relationship with Israel has never been easy. How much criticism from Germany is allowed? And at what point does it become anti-Semitic? SPIEGEL reporters Erich Follath and Henryk M. Broder conducted a heated debate on this thorny German issue in the following exchange of e-mails.
Confrontation: An Israeli soldier and a Palestinian demonstrator near Ramallah.

Confrontation: An Israeli soldier and a Palestinian demonstrator near Ramallah.

Foto: SEBASTIAN SCHEINER/ AP
Translated from the German by Jan Liebelt