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Germany and Portugal:

'Now is not the time to recognize a Palestinian state'

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Portuguese Prime Minister Luis Montenegro say the time is not ripe to recognize a Palestinian state, after three other European countries did so.

'Now is not the time to recognize a Palestinian state'

German Chancellor Scholz:

'We can't stand by as Palestinians starve'

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz called on Israel to work to increase humanitarian aid and to work to reach a ceasefire agreement.

'We can't stand by as Palestinians starve'

German Chancellor:

'Aid must reach Gaza on a larger scale'

German Chancellor urges Israel to allow humanitarian aid access to Gaza on a larger scale, ahead of a two-day trip to the Middle East.

'Aid must reach Gaza on a larger scale'

Standing by Israel:

Germany to intervene on Israel's behalf at ICJ

Germany announces says there is “no basis whatsoever” to accuse Israel of genocide. Netanyahu thanks Chancellor Scholz.

Germany to intervene on Israel's behalf at ICJ

German Chancellor praises prisoner swap: 'Good news'

'Israeli government has done the right thing,' says Germany's Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

German Chancellor praises prisoner swap: 'Good news'

German Chancellor opposes 'immediate' ceasefire in Gaza

German Chancellor says a ceasefire would leave Hamas the possibility of recovering and obtaining new missiles.

German Chancellor opposes 'immediate' ceasefire in Gaza

German Chancellor vows to protect the country's Jews

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz pledges to protect Jews against a "shameful" upsurge in antisemitism.

German Chancellor vows to protect the country's Jews

Is Germany closing its gates to immigrants?

German government passes a series of laws that will make it more difficult for immigrants to enter Germany.

Is Germany closing its gates to immigrants?

In wake of Israel-Hamas war:

German leaders denounce rise in antisemitism

Germany Chancellor Olaf Scholz: I am deeply outraged by the way in which antisemitic hatred and inhuman agitation have been breaking out.

German leaders denounce rise in antisemitism

Joint int'l statement:

'Israel has the right to defend itself against terrorism'

Leaders of US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Britain back Israel, reiterate need to protect civilians.

'Israel has the right to defend itself against terrorism'

Federal Chancellor of Germany:

'Horrified by images of the explosion in a hospital in Gaza'

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz: 'Horrified by images of explosion in Gaza hospital. A thorough investigation of the incident is imperative.'

'Horrified by images of the explosion in a hospital in Gaza'

Berlin synagogue firebombed as antisemitic incidents rise

German Chancellor condemns Molotov Cocktail attack on synagogue, says 'we'll never accept attacks on Jewish institutions.'

Berlin synagogue firebombed as antisemitic incidents rise

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German Chancellor's plane evacuated due to rocket attack

Chancellor Olaf Scholz and his delegation forced to evacuate their plane before taking off after rocket attack launched on Tel Aviv.

German Chancellor's plane evacuated due to rocket attack

Herzog to Chancellor Scholz:

'People must remember what Hamas did'

Israeli President meets German Chancellor in the Kirya during Chancellor Scholz's solidarity visit to Israel.

'People must remember what Hamas did'

Netanyahu to German Chancellor:

As world united to defeat the Nazis, it must unite against Hamas

PM meets German Chancellor Olaf Scholz following Hamas massacre. 'In hard times, Germany has only one place, and it is alongside Israel.'

As world united to defeat the Nazis, it must unite against Hamas

Jordanian king warns:

Transferring refugees to Jordan is a red line

King Abdullah II: Neither Egypt nor Jordan will absorb Gaza refugees.

Transferring refugees to Jordan is a red line

PM Netanyahu:

'European leaders unwavering in support for Israel'

PM Netanyahu speaks with leaders of Germany, France, and Greece, thanks them for 'unswerving support' for Israel.

'European leaders unwavering in support for Israel'

Netanyahu to German Chancellor:

'Iran's expulsion of IAEA inspectors is unacceptable'

Netanyahu meets German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.

'Iran's expulsion of IAEA inspectors is unacceptable'

German Chancellor backs Herzog's efforts on judicial reform

German Chancellor supports Herzog's approach that a simple majority should not decide over a minority on judicial reform.

German Chancellor backs Herzog's efforts on judicial reform

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PM Netanyahu and Chancellor Scholz deliver press conference

Statements by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz following their meeting in Berlin.

PM Netanyahu and Chancellor Scholz deliver press conference

German Chancellor to express concerns over Israel's reform

Germany concerned Israel's judicial reform could have negative implications for the two countries' relationship.

German Chancellor to express concerns over Israel's reform

Netanyahu departs for Berlin:

'The main subject is Iran, security issues don't take a break'

Prime Minister Netanyahu to meet German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, call on EU to take a harder line against Iran's nuclear weapons program.

'The main subject is Iran, security issues don't take a break'

German Chancellor:

'Iran will be sanctioned further by the EU'

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz blasts Iranian government for crackdown on protests, warns more EU sanctions are coming.

'Iran will be sanctioned further by the EU'

German Chancellor:

'EU considering further sanctions against Iran'

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz condemns Iranian crackdown on protests, says EU considering further steps against Iran.

'EU considering further sanctions against Iran'

German politicians commemorate attack on Halle synagogue

Three years after gunman tried to storm synagogue on Yom Kippur, Chancellor Olaf Scholz reaffirms commitment to fight right-wing extremism

German politicians commemorate attack on Halle synagogue

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Lapid to German Chancellor: Talk does not stop evil

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid give a joint press conference following a bilateral meeting in Berlin.

Lapid to German Chancellor: Talk does not stop evil

German chancellor speaks out against Holocaust trivialization

Chancellor Olaf Scholz tells Holocaust event that “the fight against antisemitism has the highest priority.”

German chancellor speaks out against Holocaust trivialization

German chancellor: ‘NATO was never a threat to Russia’

Chancellor Olaf Scholz describes Putin's invasion of Ukraine as 'completely absurd' and part of a plan to take over swaths of Europe.

German chancellor: ‘NATO was never a threat to Russia’

Western leaders discuss efforts to revive Iran deal

Biden, Johnson, Macron and Scholz discuss efforts to revive 2015 nuclear deal, days after Iran submitted response to EU's proposal.

Western leaders discuss efforts to revive Iran deal

Lapid to German Chancellor:

Europe must oppose Iran buying time in negotiations

PM Lapid, Germany's Chancellor Scholz, speak by phone discussing Iran nuclear agreement, Palestinian Authority chief's Holocaust remarks.

Europe must oppose Iran buying time in negotiations

Lapid blasts Abbas:

'History will never forgive him'

Prime Minister Lapid blasts PA chairman after he accused Israel of committing “holocausts” against Palestinian Arabs.

'History will never forgive him'

Germany reversing course, will send tanks to Ukraine

More than two months into the Ukraine war, Germany is reversing course and will send a shipment of anti-aircraft tanks to Ukraine.

Germany reversing course, will send tanks to Ukraine

Germany-Israel relations get 'significant upgrade,' Bennett says

PM Bennett says leaders must 'do our utmost to stop the bloodshed,' says it is 'still not too late' to negotiate end to Ukraine war.

Germany-Israel relations get 'significant upgrade,' Bennett says

German Chancellor Scholz visits Yad Vashem

In first visit to Israel, Germany's Chancellor Olaf Scholz meets PM Bennett, visits Holocaust memorial museum.

German Chancellor Scholz visits Yad Vashem

German Chancellor:

'Now is the moment of truth for Iran deal'

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz calls on Iran to make a choice and salvage 2015 deal with world powers.

'Now is the moment of truth for Iran deal'