Germany’s Schloz Tells Lapid He Condemns Abbas’s Holocaust Remarks

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas attend a news conference, in Berlin, Tuesday. (REUTERS/Lisi Niesner)

Prime Minister Yair Lapid spoke Thursday with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

At the start of their conversation, the German Chancellor emphasized that he rejects and condemns Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s remarks, and that it was important for him to clarify this personally to Lapid, as well as publicly.

Lapid thanked him, both as the Prime Minister of Israel, and as the son of Holocaust survivors.

The two emphasized the importance of ties between Israel and Germany, and agreed to continue the cooperation between their two countries in various fields.

The two leaders discussed the Iranian nuclear issue. Lapid reiterated Israel’s opposition to a return to the nuclear agreement, and the need for Europe to send a clear and unequivocal message that there will be no more concessions to Iran.

Lapid added that Europe must oppose Iran buying time in negotiations.

The two agreed to meet soon, as a reflection of the close relations between their two countries.

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