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GERMAN PRESIDENT KOHLER ADDRESSES KNESSET

German President Kohler: 'Israel Must Be Able To Live Within Internationally Recognized Borders Free Of Terror.My Country Has Proven This Time And Again Through Its Actions.' 'Germany Will Always Stand By Israel And Its People'

Prime Minister Sharon: 'Although Israeli-German Relations Are Under The Shadow Of The Holocaust, Germany Is A Firm Friend Of Israel'

Cabinet Minister Naveh: 'I Boycotted President Kohler's Speech Because Every Time I Hear German I Think Of My Mother In Bergen Belsen'

P.M. Sharon and Pres Kohler

German President Horst Kohler has addressed the Parliament of the Jewish State in Jerusalem. Kohler is on an official visit marking forty years since the establishment of diplomatic relations. After opening his address in Hebrew, Professor Kohler then said 'I want to reaffirm here today that responsibility for the Shoah is part of Germany's identity' and he added 'I bow my head in shame and humility before the victims'. He condemned the Palestinian terrorism against Israel saying the terror must end: 'Suicide bombings are crimes for which there can be no excuse or justification'. The German President visited the town of Sderot, the Israeli town that was repeatedly shelled by Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip.

 

 

David Essing

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