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Thyssenkrupp corrupt submarine deal - the German-Israeli special relationship has become a liability

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Weekly protest in front of the German embassy in Tel-Aviv calls upon Chancellor Angela Merkel and Justice Minister Katarina Barley to comply with OECD anti bribery convention and German Federal law and immediately suspend the sub deal.


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The German-Israeli special relationship has become a liability, where Germany avoids complying with OECD anti bribery convention and German Federal law, effectively shielding corruption of top Israeli government officials.


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Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak -- November 22, 2018 -- calling upon Attorney General Mandelblit to immediately initiate investigation of Prime Minister Netanyahu in the corrupt Thyssenkrupp submarine deal: "Do not collude in cover-up and treason".

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Tel-Aviv, November 27 - The weekly protest in front of the German embassy in Tel-Aviv today, has called upon the German government to act upon the OECD anti bribery convention, the UN anti-corruption convention and German Federal law. We have called upon Chancellor Angela Merkel and Justice Minister Katarina Barley to immediately suspend the corrupt Thyssenkrupp submarine deal.

The OECD convention notes that it is "the first and only international anti-corruption instrument focused on the 'supply side' of the bribery transaction." Therefore, the duties and obligations in this case are vested in the German government.

The OECD convention also prescribes the suspension of any corporation that is involved in international bribery from any additional international transactions, which involve "government advantages". Thyssenkrupp was previously involved in international bribery, and the Israeli submarine deal involves German government subsidy. Therefore, the deal should not have been permitted from the start .

The OECD convention also prescribes the suspension of any transaction, where there is credible evidence of bribery - even prior to prosecution and conviction of those involved. In the case of the Israeli submarine deal, the Israel Police has recently forwarded its recommendations for prosecution. Therefore, if not before, the German government should suspend the Thyssenkrupp submarine deal now, without further delay.

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CDU Member of Bundestag Roderich Kiesewetter has recently openly stated - that under no circumstances would the deal be called off by the German government. The likely explanation is German sensitivity, given the special relationship with Israel. However, such conduct transforms the special relationship with Israel into a liability. The Israeli justice system is unable to address the corruption in this case, as long as the Thyssenkrupp deal in in place"

Formber prime minister Ehud Barak has recently referred to conduct of Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit and Prime Minister Netanyahu in this matter as "treason"!

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Following is the full text of today's protest in front of the German embassy in Tel-Aviv

Today, we are standing here again, in front of the German embassy:

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