Merkel and Netanyahu visit Holocaust Memorial in Berlin
Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu visited the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in central Berlin on Monday, accompanied by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, DPA reported.
The field of blank stelae close to the landmark Brandenburg Gate was surrounded by a wide police cordon for the visit, which came as part of a German-Israeli joint cabinet meeting, taking place for the second time.
The first joint cabinet session was held in Jerusalem in 2008.
The memorial commemorates the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust, carried out by Nazi Germany during the World War II.
On Monday morning, Netanyahu was met by Merkel at the Chancellery. Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman met his counterpart Guido Westerwelle, and around 10 other ministers from each side of the joint cabinet were meeting throughout the day.