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    • Chris
    • 26.01.10 | 00:40 (IST)

    I ask myself: Why was there no pressure on that company from inside Germany? - Because nobody cares. Angela Merkel makes the world think that relations between Germany and Israel were at its best. But the truth is that a new mood is growing in the country because people feel disappointed. While German Jews are respected, a majority has no positive thoughts about Israel: Voting for Lieberman and Netanyahu's concessions to the settlers as well as the (inappropriate) pressure on the Palestinian people as well as the misterious Gaza military operations and Israel's latest undermining of the freedom of speech legitimated thinking about Israel as an uncivilized, hateful country that is not interested in peace. While Merkel is greeting Israel's politicians, trade with Iran goes on. Some years ago most Germans felt allied with Israel. Now many Germans don't feel responsible to support Israel any more. Their protest is silence. They just don't care any more.

    from the article: German firm cancels deal with Iran port due to Israeli pressure
    First published 21:45 25.01.10 | Last updated 22:38 25.01.10
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