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    60 Years of German-Israeli Relations | People & Politics

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    The Holocaust still echoes through German-Israeli ties. The Nazis' systematic murder of six million Jews defined how the two states would later approach each other. After the first hesitant steps after the war,the German-Israeli relationship has practically become a normal one.Today,Germany is one of the Israeli people's favorite countries. Little wonder that Chancellor Angela Merkel was permitted to address the Israeli parliament,the Knesset,in German. Historian and commentator Michael Wolffsohn guides us through the story of those ties. Born in Palestine,today he lives in Munich as a German Jew.