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demoleft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 09:26 AM
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Germany and Israel hold joint cabinet meeting in Berlin
Source: bbc

Germany's cabinet ministers have held a joint meeting with their Israeli counterparts in Berlin.

The meeting was to highlight the ties between the two countries, more than 60 years after the Holocaust.

High on the agenda was German mediation to secure the release of Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier held by Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.
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In the 65 years since the Nazi genocide, Germany has become Israel's staunchest ally in Europe, and is Israel's third-largest trade partner after the US and China.

Read more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8466015.stm
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jasi2006 Donating Member (544 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 09:46 AM
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1. Just so long as no one from Gaza is present. nt
This history boggles my mind.
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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 09:52 AM
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2. .
Edited on Mon Jan-18-10 09:53 AM by Behind the Aegis
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humblebum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 10:34 AM
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3. It would almost like returning to the past if Germany favored Hamas.
During WWII Hitler was allied with the Palestinians through the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem.
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