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In meeting with German Chancellor Merkel, Israeli President discusses danger of Hezbollah in Lebanon
08.09.2017, Israel and the World
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin told German Chancellor Angela Merkel of the dangerous consequences of Hezbollah’s activities backed by Iran in Lebanon and said that that the weapons infrastructure that the Shiite group was building may require the State of Israel to respond.
He said that Hezbollah endangered the local population, and consistently violated UN Security Council Resolutions.
Rivlin met Merkel on the final day of his visit to Germany, at the Chancellery in Berlin. During their extended meeting, the President expressed to the Chancellor his appreciation for Germany’s deep commitment to Israel’s security over the years, and to its existence as a Jewish, democratic state.
“We are hopeful that this commitment between the two countries will continue regardless of the coalition make up in either country,’’ he said.
Discussing the current situation in Syria, Rivlin spoke of Israel’s humanitarian efforts for the sake of those wounded in the fighting in Syria, and of the outstretched hand Israel had offered to Syria’s helpless, even though it was an enemy state.