Merkel is being inconsistent and duplicitous with her policies toward Jews both in Germany and in Israel. It is apparent that the relatively small Muslim minority population (but rapidly growing thanks to Merkel’s immigration policies) is now influencing Germany’s foreign policy decisions. Between 2010 and 2016, the number of Muslims living in Germany rose from 3.3 million (4.1% of the population) to nearly 5 million (6.1%) and will probably be up to 7% or more by the end of 2018.
JPost Before flying to Israel in October, German Chancellor Angela Merkel uploaded a video with the usual and expected messages: Germany and Israel have a special relationship because of the Holocaust; economic ties between the two countries are flourishing; Germany supports a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; Germany will not tolerate antisemitism on its soil.
Yet behind those bullet point platitudes lies a grimmer reality and a widening gap between Israel and Germany on three issues:
First and foremost, the German government’s denial of antisemitism’s true nature (not neo-Nazi but Islamic) in Germany; second, Germany’s efforts to circumvent US sanctions on Islamic Republic of Iran; and third, Germany’s insistence on maintaining and even on increasing funding for UNRWA – the fake Palestinian refugee welfare agency.
The German police published a report in August 2018, which claimed that most antisemitic attacks in Germany are perpetuated by neo-Nazis while overlooking and/or not registering the much higher rate of antisemitic attacks perpetuated by Muslims.
And now, Merkel is dictating what EU nations should do with their own embassies in Israel, while trying to get UN members to sign onto a Global Migration Pact (authored in large part by Merkel) that will make migration from any country to any country a “human right.”