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'To Bless All Mankind'

Fifty years on, practical lessons from German-Israeli friendship

From the September 21, 2015 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

Originally printed in The Christian Science Monitor, May 12, 2015.

In a speech marking this week’s 50th anniversary of official ties between Germany and Israel, the German foreign minister made a special plea to the world, one that should not go unnoticed. Frank-Walter Steinmeier asked that anyone looking at the close friendship forged between Israel and Germany “after the unspeakable cruelty of the past” should not merely praise it in words.