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Merkel cancels trip to Israel to follow developments in Afghanistan

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel cancelled her trip to Israel which was scheduled for 28-30 August due to the dramatic developments in Afghanistan.

Government spokesman Stephen Seibert said the two sides agreed that the chancellor’s visit should take place at a later time, as the decision was made in consultation with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.

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The evacuation of the German armed forces in Afghanistan is due to end soon due to the imminent withdrawal of the US armed forces from the airport and the increased threat of terrorism. For this reason and due to the growing threat of terrorism, Merkel may have decided to cancel the visit.

Merkel had scheduled Saturday evening to travel to Israel, where consultations with Bennett, President Isaac Herzog and Foreign Minister Jair Lapid were scheduled for Sunday. Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem In the presence of Bennett, at a ceremony in Jerusalem, Merkel was due to receive an honorary doctorate from the Israeli Technion Institute of Technology in Haifa.

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