German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejected any analogies between the Holocaust and what is currently taking place in Iran. "There is no comparison. Things have changed historically. The Germans did things that will not be done (again) to the Jewish people. Therefore, from my perspective, the result is the need for Germany to protect Israel and to ensure its safety. This is why we now feel so responsible on the Iranian issue."
"We stand alongside Israel against the Iranian threat. However, I reject any analogy between the two things," Merkel said in a joint press conference with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (Roni Sofer, Berlin)