After World War 2 Germany started protecting the state of Israel. In recent years the French and the English have been supporting the Arabs, and the Germans have been supporting the Israelis, counterbalancing the French and British diplomatic influence. Now that the economic sanctions against Iran have been lifted, all counties are running to Iran in order to close multi-billion dollar contracts. At the same time Angela Merkel goes against her country’s interests, saying that if Iran wants full diplomatic normalization with Germany it will first have to recognize Israel.
“Merkel: Iran must recognize Israel’s existence”, February 2016