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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.
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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.

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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.

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