And the next 50 years?
Asher Ben Nathan – also known as der schöne Arthur – branded our bilateral relations in 1965. The first Israeli ambassador to Germany encouraged all sides “to build bridges, but not to forget”. After 50 years, one can look with amazement at our relationship. It has flourished miraculously, though it will always remain unusual.
But what’s next? How will we foster these relations beyond commemorations, business, and a somehow standardized exchange? We strived to arrange for the real encounter, the active collaboration, and the visible portray. Our media project is the result of two lively weeks, which put German and Israeli students of journalism center stage.
Our foundation thanks all these future messengers, who worked closely in mixed teams and delivered a momentary look on various topics. Hereby, Deutsche Journalistenschule, Tel Aviv University, and Hanns Seidel Foundation may have built another bridge that connects Bavaria and Israel and that may lead a bit to the future.