Accession Number:

ADA589061

Title:

German-Israeli Relations: Security of Israel--Reason of State?

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

In 2008 German Chancellor Merkel declared that Israel s security and right to exist is a German Reason of State. She promised Israel assistance in case of war. Four years later, German President Gauck publicly dissociated himself from this commitment. In this context particularities of political, economic and military aspects of the German-Israeli relations are discusses from a German perspective. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Iranian nuclear program are analyzed in order to delineate elements of German policies. Finally, this paper assesses statements of the President and the Chancellor with regard to a realistic German Middle East policy.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE