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Ha’aretz: Merkel cancels visit to Israel – because of the law of outposts

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has canceled a planned meeting with the Israeli leadership, which was to be held on may 10 in Jerusalem in connection with the upcoming elections, as stated in the official statement.

However, the political scientists, writes on 13 February, the newspaper «gaarets» I believe that the reason for the cancellation was her dissatisfaction with the adopted by the Knesset a law on the legalization of outposts, and attempt to attract voters a tougher stand against Israel.

The article says that German citizens are against Israel – the results of a survey conducted by the Bertelsmann Foundation, suggests that the Jewish state is a negative attitude, 48% of Germans.

An unnamed government source said in an interview with journalists of «Haaretz» that the Chancellor and the German foreign Ministry is «extremely disappointed» with the above-mentioned law, which allows, as stated in the article, to expropriate private land owned by Palestinians to build on their outposts.

Ha’aretz: Merkel cancels visit to Israel – because of the law of outposts 14.02.2017

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