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Interviews, coverage and background stories on Germany and its relations to Israel.
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From Sophie to Shtisel

At “Meet a Jew”, those interested can ask Jewish people questions about their life in Germany, their religion and their culture.

This friendship is held together by the people of our countries, it comes to life in a thousand little details of our daily lives and that is exactly what makes it so strong and indispensable.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier, German Federal President

Joint research

There are numerous examples of research cooperation between Germany and Israel in the areas of science, medicine, technology and innovation: at ministerial and state level, between universities and research institutes, and between individual researchers from both countries. Cooperation is focused particularly on the natural sciences, marine and earth sciences, biotechnology, environmental research, communication technology and cancer research. We show you how Germany and Israel conduct joint research.

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Moon Mission

Israeli and German companies are intending to go to the moon together – and are building a landing system for commercial use.

How knowledge transfer saves lives

German and Israeli doctors are helping set up a cardiology clinic in Tanzania. And they don’t only treat children with heart problems; there is another task that is almost even more important.

Israelis wishing to study or conduct research in Germany can find information here about universities, courses of study and scholarships, as well as some great tips for international applicants:

 

 

EDUCATION

Studying in Germany

Information on universities, courses and scholarships, and the best tips for international applicants.

Protecting the climate and nature

Be it migratory birds, water shortages or early warning systems – there are many German-Israeli research collaborations in the areas of climate protection, conservation and renewable energies.

Thriving culture of remembrance

Commemorating the victims of the Holocaust, keeping memories alive, educating the next generations and striving for reconciliation – all these are key objectives of Germany’s culture of remembrance. Commemorative sites, eye-witness accounts, exhibitions and digital places of learning aim to ensure that the crimes committed by the Nazis are never forgotten. Find out here what characterises the German culture of remembrance and which (cooperative) projects allow anyone to experience it.

Charlotte Knobloch experienced Kristallnacht in 1938 as a child.
Holocaust Remembrance Day

“We cannot take a life in freedom for granted”

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Mirjam Zadoff heads the Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism
Holocaust Remembrance Day

Don’t lecture, ask questions

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Economic partner

Within the EU, Germany is considered to be Israel’s most important economic partner – in global terms, Germany ranks third after China and the USA. Israel in turn is one of the world’s leading start-up nations. The start-up scene has been booming for more than 20 years in Israel, especially in the areas of biotech and AI. We show you where Germany and Israel are working closely together and why their intensive economic relations are so productive for both countries.

Bavaria in Tel Aviv

The Free State of Bavaria is aiming to consolidate its good relations with Israel – and now has its own representation in Tel Aviv.

Are you from Israel and want to spend a year travelling through Germany while working and earning money at the same time? Let us explain how easy this is with a working holiday visa.

 

Travelling, working, living

The Working Holiday Programme enables young Israelis and Germans to explore the respective other country while working part-time. Here you will find all the necessary information.

The ZAV helps find jobs in Germany.

Working in Germany

How to succeed in entering the German labour market. Information on career opportunities for international skilled personnel, tips on applying, training and job hunting.

Stronger through exchange

The thriving social exchange that takes place between Germany and Israel helps our two countries to understand one another better. Personal encounters between people – especially young people – from both countries are at the heart of German-Israeli relations. Exchange programmes, school and youth encounters, scholarships and city twinning programmes are reviving the bilateral friendship.

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An invitation to catch stories

Insider stories from Berlin and Christmas in Jerusalem – with this fellowship, journalists from Germany and Israel discover what issues concern people in the respective other country.

Culture connects

Germany and Israel are involved in many cultural and educational collaborations. Individual projects are supported, while mediatory organisations like the Goethe-Institut and the DAAD operate in Israel itself. The initiative “Schools: Partners for the Future” (PASCH) increases the profile of German as a foreign language. The Federal Foreign Office supports cultural preservation measures such as the renovation of Dormition Abbey in Jerusalem. Learn about more inspiring projects here.

The same starry sky

The German-Israeli creative festival is all about losing and finding again, sharing the same sky and having a joint future.
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“This is art!”

German-Israeli teamwork: Young tradespeople are working together to preserve the Bauhaus world heritage of Tel Aviv.

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Andrei Kovacs, Managing Director, and Sylvia Löhrmann, Secretary General of the Association "1700 Years of Jewish Life in Germany".
Raising questions

Celebrating the past, shaping the future

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Das Beth-Cafe in Berlin-Mitte

Celebrating 1,700 years of Jewish life in Germany

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Films & TV

In Berlin, Esty leaves her orthodox Jewish past behind her.
Let us explain

The story of a rebellion

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