Merkel bids Israel farewell after 16 years of support
Germany's outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel is visiting Israel on a farewell tour Sunday, after a 16-year term during which she cultivated warm relations with the Jewish state. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has said he and Merkel would discuss "regional threats and challenges, especially the Iranian nuclear issue", and maintaining Israel's "strength in all spheres". It is Merkel's eighth and final visit to Israel as chancellor, as she prepares to retire from politics.She arrived late Saturday, the Israeli foreign ministry said.
© AP - Maya Alpozizzo Swedish Foreign Minister, Ann Linde, at the Holocaust Yad Vashem Memorial in Jerusalem, Monday, October 18, 2021.
Chefts of Swedish diplomacy made since Monday, October 18 an official visit to Israel. She met several Israeli senior officials. In 2014, recognition by Stockholm of "the state of Palestine", had thrown a cold on the relations between the two countries.
with our correspondent in Jerusalem, Sami BoukHelifa
"We have not always agreed. But after all, good friends do not always agree, "said Ann Linde, Minister of Swedish Foreign Affairs, and his Israeli counterpart Yaïr Lapid at their joint press conference in Jerusalem.
Sudan: The visit of a military delegation in Israel makes controversy
© Ashraf Shazly / AFP The Sudanese delegation was led by the brother of Mohammad Hamdan Daglo, better known as Hemedti, the Vice-President of the Sovereign Council . (Image of illustration) A delegation of Sudanese military went secretly to Israel last week. Several diplomatic sources have confirmed this weekend. But in Sudan the population does not necessarily see a good eye this rapprochement with Israel, which seems especially satisfying in the high place, the staffs.
A brief statement, and on both sides each word is weighed. Diplomatic language without gap to erase seven years of crisis and forget about disputes.
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Stockholm remains on its positions
because since 2014, Sweden was no longer in the good graces of the Hebrew state . First, Stockholm acknowledged "the state of Palestine", then the Scandinavian country accused Israel in 2016 to "extrajudicial executions of Palestinians".
With this official visit to Israel, both countries want to start a new chapter in their relationships. But this rapprochement does not call into question the Swedish official position. Stockholm always recognizes Palestine as "state".
This Tuesday, direction Ramallah and the West Bank occupied for the Swedish Cheft Diplomat. It must meet the President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas and other Palestinian officials.
Israel. Joe Biden increases the colonization of the West Bank .
© Abir Sultan / EPA-EFE The Hebrew State announced Sunday, October 24 the planned construction of 1,355 new housing in Jewish colonies of West Bank the United States Tuesday expressed their strong opposition to the Israel's project to build thousands of housing in the settlements of the West Bank, judging this approach inconsistent with efforts to ease tensions.