During his visit, the German Chancellor declared that the United States was “no longer ready to unconditionally take a leading role” in the world.
Jerusalem (DPA/EP).- German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday urged Europe to “better” and “clearly” define its own security interests after the United States leaves Afghanistan.
Merkel spoke out after meeting representatives of Tel Aviv National Security Institute during her visit to Israel.
Merkel used her visit to the country to talk about Iran’s nuclear program and clarified that negotiations are at a “critical” stage, and believes that it is necessary to stop the development of nuclear weapons “at all costs”. Tehran will admit that there are disagreements in the debate about which direction to take in this area.
Merkel emphasized the “common security interest” between Israel and Europe, but he also complained that the Palestinian question has been “disappeared” from the current agenda. He stated that “we must not ignore rights of Palestinians.”
After visiting Israel on Sunday, the German Chancellor will be leaving Germany when it holds parliamentary elections in September to form a new coalition government.
There, he met with the country’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (Naftali Bennett), where he emphasized the future German government’s responsibility for Israel’s security and their commitment to anti-Semitism.
Stephen Habart, German Constitutional president, raised concerns about the European Union’s evolution on the same Monday. Harbarth told “Badische Neueste Nachrichten”, that the unstoppable triumphal progress of liberal democracy has been temporarily halted in recent years, following the fall the Iron Curtain.
While pledging to defend freedom, he stated that some people wish for a system with authoritarian governments. He said, specifically in reference to Poland, “Without an independent judiciary freedom is impossible.”