did not represent all Palestinians. Now it says it cannot do so because it cannot negotiate with a more united Palestinian front. The truth - Israel wants to avoid sharing the land and seeing the Palestinians achieve a viable state. The cost it will have to pay for maintaining this position is likely to rise considerably. Merkel made this decision after talking with Obama and - almost certainly - her European partners. It almost certainly reflects their own views on the situation and - if Germany can do this - Israel should be under no illusions as to what may follow.
Second rocket fired from Gaza explodes inside Strip (Haaretz)
from the article: Germany nixes gunboat subsidy to Israel, citing breakdown of peace talks