Dear Prime MInister ,
with interest i read your seven page letter.
i take liberty to remind you that during our 7th german-israel government consultations we discussed already all points raised in your letter and much more.
my government is and will always stand by Israel with respect to israels security( i wish to remind you that our practical commitment in supplying israel further with world class submarines once the investigation in this matter have been settled) and other military equipment,our extensive mediation efforts in various areas concerning hezbollah and hamas to quote
Our commitment to israels economic well being including the area which you like most : start-ups,cooperation and direct investment.
my personal commitment that germanys responsibility to the "shoah" will never be forgotten and our contributions until today to eliviate at least partly
the sufferings of survivors.
My governments efforts to support jewish organistions,israeli buisnesses and protection of jewish institutions are well known and respected .
Under my government and governments before me germany made extraordinary progress in improving relations with israel in all areas .
This is a remarkable achievement. Our fight against anti-semitismn is high on our political agenda and our laws and actions reflect this.In education facilities in germany special attention is given to "holocaust",anti-semitismn
and our collective guilt .
Thousands of tourists come every year fom germany to israel and vice versa
and numerous personal "bridges" are being built ,joint projects in universities,schools,buisnesses etc. are proof of our efforts to continue to
improve the relations.
I do not want to hide the fact that ,as good friends ,we have points where we have different opions. You know well that we see with critical eyes your
governments settlement policies, your view of the iran nuclear deal is not our view and we are critical of your "national bill". Furthermore we see critical
your governments attempt to curb the freedom of your "high courts" and "press" and your growing "warming-up" to european extreme right wing ,anti europe elements . We too would wish you had ,as an extremely experienced politician, a more visonary policy plan for the future of Your state and we would gladly assist you in creating such so you wish.
We would be thankful too if you could ,via the media outlets you are in control of ,try to report a bit more favourable about germanys contributions in your beautiful country. (or better not,that would proof you had control over the media).
I for my part ,as you know,gave up after 18 years leading the CD,.my chair and i will not not stand in 2020 for reelection. Maybe we will meet, once you
to take a similar step, over a german beer in wonderful Berlin or tel-aviv.
a bit more