German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu depart after speaking to the media following talks at the Chancellery on December 6, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu depart after speaking to the media following talks at the Chancellery on December 6, 2012 in Berlin, Germany.
(Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Germany Is the New America

As Germany’s presence in the Middle East continues to grow, have they emerged as the “new America” over the region?
 

Give Germany credit. As America unwisely abdicates its leadership role in the Middle East, Berlin is quietly and steadily positioning itself to play a decisive role in the future of this important region. Right now, German foreign policy in the Middle East isn’t controversial, dramatic or eye-catching. Especially not compared to recent events in Egypt, Gaza, Syria and Iran.

But you watch: Germany is about to emerge as the key player in the Middle East.

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