The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu is in Berlin, where he had dinner with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, ahead of official talks slated for Thursday.
German Chancellor and most of her ministers have arrived in Israel for two days of joint cabinet talks. Flying separately from Madrid, Germany's foreign minister has criticized Israel's settlements policy.
US President Barack Obama and Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu will meet Monday (03.03.2014) to discuss Iran and the Middle East. Their positions have hardened, but movement on Israel's settlement policy seems possible.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, along with most of her cabinet, is set to begin two days of talks with their Israeli counterparts. Among the issues to be discussed are Mideast peace efforts and Iran’s nuclear program.
The German cabinet has met its Israeli counterpart for the fifth German-Israeli government consultations. But the relationship between the two countries has become more difficult - rightly so, says Bettina Marx.
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