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Germany to help Israelis stuck in unfriendly countries
Times of Israel ^ | February 14, 2013, 4:23 pm | Raphael Ahren

Posted on 02/17/2013 7:47:55 PM PST by Olog-hai

Germany has offered to provide consular services for Israelis who get in trouble in countries with which Israel does not have diplomatic relations. Berlin’s overture, which was discussed this week by diplomatic officials from both countries in Tel Aviv, comes ahead of the 50th anniversary of bilateral relations in 2015. …

Israel has diplomatic relations with 159 countries and forbids citizens from entering six enemy states, which leaves about 30 nations where Israelis could find themselves without any diplomatic or consular representation. Canada traditionally represents Israeli citizens’ interests in Cuba, but in most other countries Israelis are without an official address to which they could turn in an hour of need. …

Berlin’s offer of assistance, presented this week by the German foreign ministry’s director-general for legal and consular affairs, Franz-Josef Kremp, would not extend to issuing new passports to Israelis, German embassy officials in Tel Aviv said. Rather, the assistance would include help for tourists who have lost money, their travel documents or cell phones, or have become sick or injured and need to fly back home, as well as taking care of prisoners and repatriation of the bodies of Israelis who died abroad. …

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: germany; israel

1 posted on 02/17/2013 7:48:01 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I hope they remember the last time the Germans wanted to send Jews places.


2 posted on 02/17/2013 7:58:27 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL
I almost went there... thought it might be in a bit poor taste.
3 posted on 02/17/2013 8:03:08 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Olog-hai

[[Germany to help Israelis stuck in unfriendly countries]]

This aught to go well- Have the jews been told to give up their firearms yet and rely on them to protect the jews?


4 posted on 02/17/2013 8:17:57 PM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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