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20 November 2015

Israel and Germany: From Enmity to Friendship

Date: Nov 20, 2015 (Fri)
Time: 12.30-1.30 pm
Venue: CPD 2.19, Centennial Campus, HKU

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In 2015, the State of Israel and the Federal Republic of Germany celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. The consuls-general of both countries will discuss the following questions among others:

- The politics of remembrance and critical reflection around the common trauma of the Shoah in Israel and Germany
- The reduction of historical tensions between two states with different political cultures and realities
- What does historical responsibility mean today? What are its consequences for foreign policy?
- What lessons can be learned from half a century of relations between Israel and Germany?

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