Touchy Talks in Berlin Netanyahu Airs Complaints Ahead of Germany Visit

Germany's abstention in the recent UN vote to recognize a Palestinian state, along with Israel's reaction of announcing new settlement construction, have chilled relations between the traditional allies. Ahead of a visit to Berlin, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu even said that he is "disappointed" in Chancellor Merkel.
Netanyahu and Merkel during a meeting in Berlin in 2011. Rarely have Israeli-German relations been as tense as they are this week.

Netanyahu and Merkel during a meeting in Berlin in 2011. Rarely have Israeli-German relations been as tense as they are this week.

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