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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A new twist to German arms for Israel

Saar-V class FSIsraeli President Reuven Rivlin is in Germany on the anniversary of German-Israeli relations. In the port of Kiel, four warships will soon be built for Israel - and an Arab company will make money on the deal.

The official program for the third day of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin's visit to Germany was fairly straightforward. At 9:50 a.m. he met with the premier of Schleswig-Holstein state, Thorsten Albig, and held discussions with students. At 11:50 Rivlin's official visit to Kiel was over.

But he didn't travel all the way from Berlin to Germany's northernmost state for just two hours. There was more to Rivlin's schedule - unofficially and without the media. He also visited the shipyards in Kiel where Israel's modern submarines were built and where the keel will soon be laid for four Israeli navy corvettes.

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