I daily encounter Jews at my temple who insist failure to gain an agreement about resolving problems between Israel and the Palestinian Authority is the fault of Palestinians. In the next breath they insist the West Bank was given to Jews by God Himself because they are His Chosen people. Germany since the end of World War II has been the most staunch supporters of Israel. However, the German government is engaged in rethinking future foreign policy in the Middle East.
German authorities become concerned when Israel Cabinet members express ideas indicating lack of interest in the creation of a Palestinian state. Education Minister, Naftel Bennett recently made clear: “Israel cannot withdraw from more territories and it cannot allow the establishment of a Palestinian state. The German Foreign Office is urging Chancellor Merkel to reconsider the blind support for Israel and consider a new policy whose goal is creation of a Palestinian state. Reality check: most demographic studies indicate by 2040 the majority of people in the state of Israel will NOT be Jews!