Germany has shown its unwavering support for Israel by reinforcing its commitment to the country on October 12. The German Bundestag stated that it will stand by Israel for as long as necessary and called for the immediate release of all abductees. Barbel Bass, President of the German Bundestag, emphasized the country’s commitment to Israel in this matter.
In contrast, at the end of October, the United Nations voted in favor of a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza with 120 countries supporting the decision. However, Germany abstained from the vote, neither supporting nor condemning the actions of Hamas. Israel’s ambassador to Germany expressed disappointment at this decision, highlighting the importance of Germany’s support in monitoring funds to ensure they do not go to terrorist organizations.
The support for Israel went beyond political and media spheres as major football clubs in Germany such as Bayern Munich and Dortmund hosted families of abductees and expressed their support for Israel. The newspaper “Bild” projected pictures of the abductees on its main building, and the German media was praised for its fair coverage compared to other international media.
Overall, Germany has shown its strong commitment to Israel through various tangible demonstrations of support from different sectors within the country.