As a neighbour of Germany I can assure Israel and the Israeli people that they have no better friend in Europe than Germany. Yes, there may still be a small percentage of Neo-Nazis (especially in the former East- Germany), and there may be a certain feeling among some Germans, that Israel is taking a bit too much advantage of the German consciousness of guilt, but all in all I would estimate that the vast majority (at least 90 %) of Germans has no problem at all with the existence of Israel. Maybe the problem is, that some Israeli (poli- ticians) rather prefer a "sucker" friend (like the U.S.) over a critical friend (Germany). And if some Israelis already see it as a threat when Germany is looking for constructive solu- tions to the ME conflict, then Germany probably isn't the best friend of Israel. But then I am afraid, one can hardly blame the Germans for it.
Migrants rush train tracks as Budapest station reopens (dpa)
from the article: Seeing the Other more clearly