Netanyahu to German Foreign Minister: Stop funding anti-Israel organizations

Prime Minister meets German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, discuss issues ranging from applying sovereignty to confronting Iran.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

PM Netanyahu meets German FM Heiko Maas
PM Netanyahu meets German FM Heiko Maas
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyhu met Wednesday evening with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in Jerusalem.

The two discussed, among other things, Israel's demand that Germany cease funding anti-Israel organizations which defame the Jewish State.

Maas inquired about the Israeli government's plans in light of the Trump Administration's 'Deal of the Century' and its intentions to apply sovereignty in Judea and Samaria.

He noted that this was important because Germany will soon assume the presidency of the European Union (EU) and its membership in the UN Security Council.

The prime minister stated that Israel's security interests must be maintained in any agreement, including full security control on the western side of the Jordan River.

"Every realistic plan must recognize the reality of Israeli settlements on the ground, and not foster the illusion of displacing people from their homes," Netanyahu added.

The prime minister further reiterated the need to increase pressure on Iran, stressing that the International Atomic Energy Agency determined that Iran has continued to violate its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal and conceal sites suspected of military nuclear activity.

Netanyahu and Maas also discussed eforts to combat the coronavirus and the disease's effects on the economy.