Merkel honours Holocaust victims, vows German commitment to Israel

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Reuters

By Rami Ayyub JERUSALEM (Reuters) -Outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel stood on Sunday in Jerusalem with her head bowed over the buried ashes of Jews killed in Nazi death camps, and pledged Germany would preserve a post-Holocaust commitment to Israel’s security. Merkel, on her eighth and final visit to Israel as she concludes her 16-year term, earlier held talks with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, whose opposition to Palestinian statehood is at odds with Western powers including Germany. Commenting on what Israel sees as an issue crucial to its security, Merkel said the coming weeks woul…

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