Better Pension For Former Nazi-Laborer Jews in Germany

Germany amends law to give better pension for Jews who worked under Nazi regime in ghettos, affects 40,000 Jews worldwide.AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/8/2014, 6:42 PM

Putin Agrees to German Proposal on Ukraine

Russian President agrees to a proposal from German Chancellor Angela Merkel to set up a contact group on Ukraine.Elad Benari, 3/3/2014, 1:13 AM

Merkel Repeats Call for 'Two-State Solution'

"Part and parcel of the secure future for the State of Israel is the two-state solution," says German Chancellor upon arriving in Israel.Elad Benari, 2/25/2014, 2:14 AM

Israel 'Isolated?' Merkel Arrives With Large Delegation

German Chancellor Angela Merkel landed in Israel Monday night, bringing with her a retinue of 16 government ministers.David Lev, 2/24/2014, 9:16 PM

PM Welcomes Merkel, Hails Israeli Tech

Prime Minister Netanyahu on Monday welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel, along with 16 of her government's ministers.David Lev, 2/24/2014, 7:33 PM

Netanyahu Stresses Unity, Action Against Iran in Cabinet Meeting

Prime Minister opens his weekly cabinet meeting stressing unity - both of the Jewish people at home, and of the West against Iran.Tova Dvorin, 2/23/2014, 1:31 PM

Ahead of Upcoming Visit, Merkel Voices Support for Peace Talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel advocates two-state solution ahead of visit, claims she will speak to Netanyahu over the talks' progress.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/22/2014, 7:35 PM

Germany to Help Israelis in Countries Where There's No Embassy

Germany to offer Israeli citizens consular assistance in states where Israel has no official diplomatic representation.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/21/2014, 11:20 PM

Presidential Medal to Angela Merkel

Peres to award Chancellor Merkel for ‘unwavering commitment to Israel’s security.’Maayana Miskin, 2/21/2014, 12:15 AM

Germany Announces Date of Merkel's Visit to Israel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and a number of ministers will visit Israel on February 24 and 25.Elad Benari, Canada, 1/31/2014, 9:19 PM

Merkel to Visit Israel at Netanyahu's Invitation

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu phones German Chancellor, invites her to Israel for annual talks between the two governments.Elad Benari, 1/10/2014, 1:14 AM

Obama Invites Merkel to Washington After Spying Row

President Obama invites German Chancellor to Washington, hoping to mend fences after revelations of U.S. eavesdropping on her cellphone.Elad Benari, 1/9/2014, 4:13 AM

German Chancellor Merkel Breaks Pelvis in Ski Accident

German chancellor suffers 'severe bruising linked with a partial fracture on the left, rear part of the pelvis.'Gil Ronen, 1/6/2014, 3:27 PM

Cameron and Merkel to Push for Peace

British PM and German Chancellor will make separate visits to Israel in February, part of an international push for a peace agreement.Elad Benari, 1/1/2014, 4:16 AM

Merkel Calls for 'Courage' against Anti-Semitism

Chancellor urged vigilance to dangers of anti-Semitism ahead of the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht.Arutz Sheva, 11/2/2013, 10:46 PM

Snowden Willing to Testify Over Merkel Tapping

NSA whistleblower reportedly indicates his willingness to testify over the U.S. wiretapping of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.Elad Benari, 11/1/2013, 6:15 AM

NSA Denies Obama Knew About Merkel Surveillance

NSA did not discuss with Obama "an alleged foreign intelligence operation" involving German Chancellor, says spokeswoman.Elad Benari, 10/28/2013, 4:15 AM

Report: U.S. Spying on Merkel Since 2002

The U.S. has been spying on the German Chancellor's mobile phone for more than a decade, reports Der Spiegel.Elad Benari, 10/27/2013, 4:04 AM

Germany Summons US Ambassador Over Spying Allegations

Berlin to demand "complete explanation" over charges that US intelligence agencies listened in to German leader's telephone calls.Ari Soffer, 10/24/2013, 12:04 PM

German Chancellor Calls Obama Over Claims US Spied on Her

Merkel reportedly calls to demand an explanation over claims US intelligence agencies bugged her phone.Ari Soffer, 10/23/2013, 10:26 PM

Merkel Urges Israeli 'Restraint' in Judea and Samaria

German Chancellor meets PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, reiterates her country's commitment to the "two-state solution."Elad Benari, Canada, 10/18/2013, 8:47 PM

Merkel: Germany Won't Participate in Syria Attack

German Chancellor Angela Merkel calls for "collective answer" by the UN to the chemical attack in Syria.Elad Benari, 9/2/2013, 5:14 AM

Merkel's Dachau Visit Sparks Controversy

Holocaust survivors laud Angela Merkel as the first German leader to visit Dachau, but political opponents accuse her of "electioneering."Arutz Sheva, 8/20/2013, 2:34 PM

Merkel Considering Halting Arms Exports to Egypt

German chancellor says that stopping arms shipments to Egypt would be an appropriate way to pressure the country to end the violence.Elad Benari, 8/19/2013, 4:12 AM

Merkel Honored by EU Rabbis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel awarded the Lord Jakobovits Prize for European Jewry, honored at ceremony in Brussels.Elad Benari, 5/24/2013, 4:44 AM

Polish Weekly Under Fire For Merkel Concentration Camp Photo

A Polish magazine came under fire after its cover photo featured German Chancellor Angela Merkel as concentration camp prisoner.Rachel Hirshfeld , 4/11/2013, 10:55 PM

Merkel Urges Morsi to Hold Dialogue with Opposition

German Chancellor Merkel urges visiting Egyptian president to ensure constant dialogue as his country grapples with a political crisis.Elad Benari, 1/31/2013, 4:13 AM

Germany Marks 80th Anniversary of Hitler's Rise to Power

Germany is marking the 80th anniversary of Adolf Hitler's rise to power with the inauguration of an exhibition in Berlin. Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/30/2013, 7:48 PM

Merkel: Germany Has 'Everlasting Responsibility' For WWII Crimes

Germany has "an everlasting responsibility" for the crimes committed by the Nazis, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday.Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/27/2013, 5:51 PM

Germany, Israel 'Agree We're Not Agreed'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said after a meeting with Israel's prime minister the two did not agree “on the question of settlements.”Chana Ya'ar, 12/6/2012, 2:09 PM

German Ministers Back Bid to Ban Neo-Nazi Party

Germany's state interior ministers back a bid to outlaw the neo-Nazi NPD party. German Jews welcome the move.Elad Benari, 12/6/2012, 5:12 AM

Merkel Selected To Lead Party In 2013, Gunning For Third Win

The ruling CDU overwhelmingly chose Chancellor Angela Merkel to lead them in the next year's parliamentary elections.Amiel Ungar, 12/6/2012, 4:43 AM

Netanyahu in Germany: Merkel is a True Friend of Israel

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and German Chancellor Angela Merkel meet in Berlin. PM's entourage says meeting was very good.Elad Benari, 12/6/2012, 2:14 AM

Merkel to German Jews: Respecting Circumcision is Fundamental

Chancellor Angela Merkel seeks to ease the concerns of Germany's Jews over a disputed ruling against circumcision.Elad Benari, 11/26/2012, 3:12 AM

Merkel Calls Out Russia For Civil Rights Violations

Angela Merkel's visit to Russia was notable for criticism of Russian policy.Amiel Ungar, 11/19/2012, 3:51 AM

German Coalition Finds Something For Everyone With Eye To Voters

To increase reelection prospects the German coalition is increasing welfare spending.Amiel Ungar, 11/7/2012, 4:15 AM

Merkel Pays A House Call In Athens But Has Nothing To Dispense

Chancellor Merkel's house call to Greece does not help Greeks take their medicine.Amiel Ungar, 10/10/2012, 3:42 AM

Nazi Flags and Swastikas Wave Amid Protests over Merkel's Visit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Greece Tuesday as tens of thousands of protestors rallied against her visit.Annie Lubin, 10/9/2012, 6:04 PM

Yulia Tymoshenko To Remain In Prison As New Charges Are Prepared

The imprisoned Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko will take her case to the European Court on Human Rights.Amiel Ungar, 8/30/2012, 7:11 AM

Merkel 'Acting Vigorously' on Brit Tussle

German Chancellor tells Jewish leader freedom of religion is "undoubtable" part of German democracy.Gil Ronen, 8/26/2012, 8:42 PM

Greek PM Samaras Faces Stiff Headwind In Pleas For More Time

The statements coming out of Germany are intended to tell Greek PM Samaras not to imagine renegotiating bailout.Amiel Ungar, 8/24/2012, 5:46 AM

Jews Being Targeted in Germany?

Interior Minister and Head of Shas, Eli Yishai, sent a letter to Chancellor Merkel asking her to intervene on circumcision legislation.Gideon Israel, 8/23/2012, 12:40 AM

German Parliament Passes Resolution Protecting Circumcision

Germany's lower house of parliament passes a resolution to protect the religious circumcision of infant boys.Elad Benari, 7/20/2012, 5:12 AM

Merkel: Brit Ban would Make Us 'Laughing Stock'

Chancellor warns that criminalizing circumcision would make Germans "a laughing stock among nations.”Gil Ronen, 7/17/2012, 3:29 PM

German Government Promises to Legally Protect Circumcision

The German government pledges quick action to protect the right of Jews and Muslims to circumcise baby boys.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/14/2012, 12:13 AM

In The German Left Party East Is East And West Is West

Germany's Left Party tried to patch up inner party differences at a conference.Amiel Ungar, 6/4/2012, 5:10 AM

Putin Warns of Dangerous Situation in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin warns of an “extremely dangerous” situation in Syria, continues to reject a military intervention.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/2/2012, 1:00 AM

German Finance Expert Accuses Merkel of 'Holocaust Guilt'

Former German Bundesbank member Thilo Sarrazin claims in new book that Merkel’s European policy is motivated by guilt for the Holocaust.Elad Benari, 5/22/2012, 5:15 AM

Saarland Gives Merkel a Needed Win, But Pirates Take Nearly 9%

The Saarland gave Angela Merkel's CDU a badly needed victory, but continued the Free Democrat nosedive, so coalition options are lacking.Amiel Ungar, 3/26/2012, 4:57 PM

Merkel Seeks Help For European Finances Sanctions On Iran

Angela Merkel is in China to sound out her hosts on helping the euro and joining sanctions against Iran.Amiel Ungar, 2/3/2012, 5:38 AM

Gilo Residents Furious at Condemnation Over Construction

Gilo resident tells Arutz Sheva: "It's our right to build. There's no other country where the world intervenes when it builds."Elad Benari, 10/3/2011, 8:38 AM

Sarkozy, Merkel Propose Eurozone Gov't

In the wake of another financial crisis in Europe, France and Germany suggest forming a "true European economic government."Elad Benari, 8/16/2011, 9:24 PM

Netanyahu, Land of Israel Faithful in Germany

PM Netanyahu in Germany, hoping to ward off European support for PLO state. His alternative plan is almost equally worrisome to nationalist camp. Hillel Fendel, 4/7/2011, 2:37 PM

PM to Raise Submarines, PA Unilateralism in Berlin

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu goes to Berlin on Wednesday to discuss submarine discounts and curbing the unilateral declaration of a PA state.Gabe Kahn., 4/6/2011, 8:11 PM

Report: Deepening Rift Between Germany and Israel

According to a report in The New York Times, a deepening rift is developing between Germany and Israel.Elad Benari, 3/10/2011, 2:16 AM

IMRA Analyst: US Omits Peace with Israel

Two Western powers comment on Mubarak’s resignation: Germany’s Merkel calls for continued efforts for peace with Israel, while Obama does not.Hillel Fendel, 2/13/2011, 2:30 PM

Peres: Democracy Can Lead to Dictatorship

President tells German Chancellor Merkel the world should remember how Hamas took over Gaza when viewing Egypt.Gil Ronen, 2/1/2011, 4:19 PM