German president hosts Knesset speaker at his official residence

Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein and the other members of the Knesset`s delegation that is visiting Germany attended a luncheon on Thursday at the residence of German President Joachim Gauck.

Gauck welcomed the Knesset delegation and said: ”Even if there are disagreements between us, particularly on the issue of settlements, the friendship between Israel and Germany is so brave at this time that we are all fully confident that matters will be resolved through dialogue, in a pleasant and friendly way.”

German president hosts Knesset speaker at his official residence

Knesset Speaker Edelstein said, ”The friendship between Israel and Germany is so tight that I allow myself to ask that Germany express our position and even serve as our representative in talks and forums with countries that, unfortunately, do not understand things the way Germany does.”

Earlier, Edelstein met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the situation in the Middle East, ISIS terror and the refugee crisis in Europe.

German president hosts Knesset speaker at his official residence