Previous Articles

Israel-Germany-50 years of Diplomacy

„According to estimates of the Embassy of Israel, more than ten thousand Israelis now live in the German capital only"

May 18th, 2016

The 12th of May was marked with 50 years since the establishment of Diplomatic relations between Israel and Germany. These relations are based on the awareness of the tragic lessons of the past and at the same time focus on a common future. Dialogue which launched half a century ago has become a chance for both countries to write new history. Celebrations of this event in Germany started earlier this year.

50 years ago Federal Republic of Germany and Israel started new chapter in a history of their relations. Politicians call it a miracle how these two countries were able to establish trustful and friendly relations in such a short term. The tragic chapter of the history is not forgotten, but life goes on, and now the Jewish community is an integral part of the multicultural palette of Germany. According to estimates of the Embassy of Israel, more than ten thousand Israelis live only in the capital of Germany.

Projects within the framework of the jubilee anniversary in Germany started at the beginning of 2016. During the holidays from May 10-13th, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin came to Germany with the invitation from the President of Federal Republic of Germany Joachim Gauck. On the occasion of the anniversary, Tel Aviv Museum of Art exhibits 70 paintings of Modern Art from its collection in Berlin Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum from 27th of March to 21st of June. It is noteworthy that the museum had previously never exported from the country such a large-scale exhibition.

Specifically for the anniversary authors Norbert Kron and Amichai Shalev have released an anthology of the new era of German-Israeli cooperation under the title "We do not forget, we are going to dance " (Wir vergessen nicht, wir gehen tanzen).The main purpose of artist-duo is to acquaint readers with the life and culture of their countries.


News from Berlin
Nana Amiranashvili, Berlin Global