The positions of political parties on Jewish German life and Israel read well on paper, as they also did in person at a pro-Israel rally in May at the Brandenburg Gate, where all parties (aside from the excluded AfD) sounded unusually strong pro-Israel rhetoric.
Still, some attendees wonder: Why now? What’s the source? And will it be followed by real action?
In a series of speeches at the Bundestag, every German party except for the right-wing AfD voted to condemn Israeli plans to apply sovereignty over Israeli-controlled areas, in the name of international law, regional stability—and friendship.