Threats to Israel are threats to us, says Merkel
German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed solidarity with Israel in the face of threats to the Jewish state on Saturday, the eve of a three-day visit to the country, and said Iran must halt its nuclear program. "The threats to which the Israeli state is exposed are also threats to us," Merkel said in her weekly podcast. She said she would underline on the trip that "the Iranian nuclear program cannot continue and Iran must finally play to international rules."Israel, however, can continue to ignore international rules and maintain it's huge nuclear weapons arsenal with impunity. You know, shoosh, the weapons they never admit to having.