Merkel Pays Tribute to Holocaust Victims, Vows German Commitment to Israel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks as she attends a cabinet meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Benett in Jerusalem, October 10, 2021. Menahem Kahana/Pool via REUTERS

Outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel stood on Sunday in Jerusalem with her head bowed over the buried ashes of Jews killed in Nazi death camps, and pledged Germany would preserve a post-Holocaust commitment to Israel’s security.

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SOURCE: Reuters – By Rami Ayyub; Additional reporting by Thomas Escritt, Dan Williams and Jeffrey Heller; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky, David Goodman and Jan Harvey