After Talks In Berlin, Gold Says Germany Not Re-Evaluating Ties With Israel

The Jerusalem Post reports: There is no basis to reports that Germany wants to reassess the nature of its ties with Israel, Foreign Ministry Director-General Dore Gold said Wednesday following a day of talks in Berlin with top German foreign policy officials.

Gold met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief foreign policy adviser, Christoph Heusgen, as well as with senior Foreign Ministry officials and said he found no evidence to support a report in Der Spiegel Saturday that influential voices in the German foreign policy establishment were calling for a reassessment of that country’s traditional support for Israel because of Jerusalem’s settlement policy and what is perceived as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s disinclination to move on the Palestinian issue.

“I found no foundation whatsoever for that sentiment,” Gold told The Jerusalem Post from Germany.

Gold said that although the Der Spiegel claims were discussed, they were not the focus of the talks.

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