Germany and the German Bundestag reaffirmed their commitment to Israel on October 12, pledging to stand by the country for as long as necessary and calling for the immediate release of all abductees. Barbel Bass, President of the German Bundestag, emphasized the country’s unwavering support for Israel in this matter.
At the end of October, the United Nations voted in favor of a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, with 120 countries supporting the decision. Germany abstained from the vote, neither supporting nor condemning the actions of Hamas. Israel’s ambassador to Germany expressed disappointment at this decision, urging Germany to play a more active role in monitoring funds to ensure they do not go to terrorist organizations.
In addition to political support, major football clubs in Germany such as Bayern Munich and Dortmund hosted families of abductees and expressed their support for Israel. The newspaper “Bild” projected images of the abductees on its main building, and the German media was praised for its fair coverage compared to other international media.
The support for Israel extended beyond the political and media spheres, with many tangible demonstrations of support from various sectors in Germany.