web analytics
October 24, 2014 / 30 Tishri, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
Meir Panim with Soldiers 5774 Roundup: Year of Relief and Service for Israel’s Needy

Meir Panim implements programs that serve Israel’s neediest populations with respect and dignity. Meir Panim also coordinated care packages for families in the South during the Gaza War.



Germany Cancels Gunboat Discount – Because of Peace Talks Breakdown and Obama

US denies Obama had a role in the decision.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and PM Netanyahu at the King David hotel in Jerusalem on February 25, 2014.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and PM Netanyahu at the King David hotel in Jerusalem on February 25, 2014.
Photo Credit: Haim Zach/GPO/FLASH90

Germany has decided to cancel a promised 30% discount on the price of the three or four gunboats Israel is expected to buy, according to a report in Ha’aretz.

The discount is worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Chancellor Angela Merkel made the offer to Prime Minister Netanyahu in February, at a meeting between the German and Israeli cabinets in Jerusalem.

Merkel’s national security advisor Christoph Huesgen told Israel this week that the discount on the boats won’t be approved by the German parliament because of the breakdown in the peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Huesgen even denied the promise was even made in February.

The peace talks collapsed after the Palestinian Authority decided to merge with the Hamas terrorist organization.

Last week, during her visit to Israel, U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice denied that US President Obama had asked Merkel to place pressure on Israel.

German officials said, according to the Ha’aretz report, “Merkel had taken note of Obama’s statements, but that these did not exert a decisive influence on her decision.”

The gunboats are needed to protect Israel’s offshore drilling stations from terror attacks.

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

19 Responses to “Germany Cancels Gunboat Discount – Because of Peace Talks Breakdown and Obama”

  1. Our sad excuse for a President has proven to be a liar already. I wouldn’t doubt if he had something to do w/it….

  2. we should make them ourselves and not buy them from the germans

  3. But are you able to do that alone?you need help. And better from Europe than Usa!!!! Or who is steeling your tax for wae? Usa!!!! And is Israel not a european state? How long will you be amdricans slave?

  4. How long where you at Peace talk? 2-3 weeks .till 3 Palestinan died .everything over.so you need another state who isn’t involved in this conflict.

  5. Also europe is not an option.bruxelles is also anti-israël.most country,s in europe are pro-palestine.dont trust the european liars

  6. Moha Hassan says:

    Good, Don’t buy.

  7. I’m sure Husein Obummer had everything to do with it, he an antisemitic lump of dog :poop:, nothing else.

  8. Tom Jernigan says:

    No surprise here.

  9. I believe that the president would do something like this. He is supporting European anti- Semitism

  10. ” Nazi genetics always surface”

  11. Isaac Taposh says:

    don’ worry, U don’t need discount, Because she was hitlers nane.

  12. I’m sure some company in Japan or South Korea can make/sell Israel some gunboats which might just be better, cheaper and faster! Are you listening Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, etc.

  13. Larry Brooks says:

    Everybody should already know Obamas a dammed liar

  14. R.d. Morgan says:

    If Israel can’t buy them get them from India if possible..They would be willing….

  15. Scott Soffen says:

    Since when do the Germans listen to us. AND they are getting back at Obama for the spying against the Chancellor. Besides that is US aid money that pays a lot of Israel military. The whole thing is a non story.

  16. Europe has been and still remains anti-semitic

  17. Cody Flecker says:

    Hatred towards the Jews goes back even further than a 1000 years. Perhaps to the creation of a political Christianity during the reign of Constantine. Ironically, the Jew's worst enemy are the Jews themselves. Just look at American Judaism to see real hatred. It is time to leave the Germans alone as they have atoned for their sins, unlike that of the USA, who se has never accepted their role in the slaughter of 6 million Jews.

  18. Refusing to sell weapons to Israel below cost isn’t antisemitism.

  19. Has Israel made a down payment on the boats? If not tell Merkel to shove them up her Nazi posterior and build them yourself.

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Do you know where your vegetables grow?
Not So Kosher Shemittah L’Mehadrin
Latest News Stories
Do you know where your vegetables grow?

At best, the Hareidim have been eating “Heter Mechira”. At worse, they’ve been eating vegetables grown in sewer water or pesticides from unknown and unsupervised Arabs fields.

Death to Terrorists

Israelis protest at Jerusalem’s Ammunition Hill train platform where an Arab terrorist ran over a group of commuters, killing a 3 month old baby. They are carrying signs, “Death to Terrorists”.

The U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv has prohibited its personnel from riding the Jerusalem light rail train from French Hill to Pisgat Ze’ev, in northern Jerusalem, for 30 days because of the terrorist attack this week that killed a three-year-old American-Israeli. It was a typical U.S. Embassy reaction – every time there is a serious […]

Bus on mountain road in Nepal near the area of a fatal crash Friday morning.

More hopes, prayers and tears one week after a deadly blizzard and avalanche.

They had to use a magnifying glass to read the letters.

Officials preach calm but are frantically trying tracing every step the doctor took in the city.

“God is trying to wake us up,” said the grandfather.

Former Presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney and former Vice Presidential candidate Sen. Joe Lieberman will address the inaugural Israeli American Council (IAC) National Conference in Washington next month. The IAC’s stated mission is “to build an active and giving Israeli-American community throughout the United States in order to strengthen the State of Israel.” The number […]

Dozens of Arab rioters attacked Jewish owned buildings in Jerusalem’s Old City.

J Street U blames Jews buying homes in Jerusalem for triggering Hamas terrorist’s murderous rampage.

Boko Haram kidnapped an additional 20 Nigerian girls.

A healthcare worker has returned to the US from West Africa suffering with symptoms resulting in testing for the Ebola virus at NYC’s Bellevue Hospital.

Despite PM Netanyahu’s vow to “assert sovereignty” over all parts of Jerusalem, Arabs continue to carry out potentially lethal rock attacks.

Israel’s prime minister and the mayor of Jerusalem met today with security brass over the terror attack that wounded 8 and killed a 3-month-old baby.

For the first time since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Boeing Aerospace and Defense has made a sale to Iran.

Syria’s once-lucrative oil wells dissolve under U.S.-led coalition air strikes targeting the ISIS terror organization.

More Articles from Shalom Bear
Do you know where your vegetables grow?

At best, the Hareidim have been eating “Heter Mechira”. At worse, they’ve been eating vegetables grown in sewer water or pesticides from unknown and unsupervised Arabs fields.

Border Police guard the entrance to the Temple Mount on  Monday, October 13, 2014. Due to Muslim violence and terror on the Jewish holy site, police have temporarily limited the number of Muslims allowed to enter the mosque area.

Following escalating and extreme violence by Muslims on the Temple Mount, police have restricted Muslims access to the Jewish holy site.

The latest crazy Arab conspiracy theory may have led to a kidnapping attempt of a Jewish boy in Djerba.

It would appear that Tzipi Livni’s UNSC Resolution 1701 can now be officially flushed down the toilet.

A woman and three girls miraculously escaped an Arab lynch mob on Thursday afternoon while driving through the Jerusalem A-Tur neighborhood on the Mount of Olives.

Released for publication: The two Hamas terrorists who kidnapped and killed Gilad Shaar, Naftali Frankel, and Eyal Yifrach have been killed in an overnight security operation.

The infighting between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority is starting to get ugly. Good. Maybe that will keep them busy.

Gush Etzion residents were surprised and angry when the issue of the fence was raised from the dead.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/germany-to-not-discount-gunboat-purchase-because-of-peace-talks-breakdown-and-obama/2014/05/16/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: