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Not Even the Shoah Can Guarantee Germany’s Duty to Israel Today

The “special relationship” between the two countries has not stopped Germany and Germans from across the spectrum from harshly criticizing Israeli policy or even exhibiting antisemitism

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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz failed miserably in his ultimate test on his home court. When Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas spoke in Berlin about the “50 Holocausts” that Israel has committed against the Palestinians, he stood silent. The cameras were trained on his face, hoping to draw a condemnation, renunciation or at least a sour face. But he stood there. Blinked, and said nothing.

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