Speculation of German-Israeli Rift Berlin Silent on Report of U-Boat Sale to Egypt

A report that Germany plans to sell two submarines to Egypt has triggered speculation about a deterioration in German relations with Israel. The German government stressed on Monday that it remained committed to Israel's security -- but officials declined to comment on the report.
A Class 209 submarine built for South Africa in 2005.

A Class 209 submarine built for South Africa in 2005.

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cro -- with wire reports