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Germany’s foreign minister claims it needs to protect Israel from its own decisions.
 
10/20/2020
 

Germany Wants to Be Israel’s Mediator

Germany’s foreign minister claims it needs to protect Israel from its own decisions.

BY JOSUE MICHELS

Israel seeks to implement a peace plan with the Palestinian Authority, with the help of the United States. Germany, considered Israel’s second-most important international ally, doesn’t agree with Israel’s plan to annex 30 percent of the West Bank. So German Foreign Minister Heiko Mass traveled to Israel as an unwanted "mediator," as Germany’s Zeit Online noted in "A Particularly Stressed Relationship."

On June 10, Maas said that Israel’s annexation of the West Bank would be regarded as a violation of international law.

 
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