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Scholz comes close to endorsing Lapid in upcoming election

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, left, welcomes Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid, right, for a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, left, welcomes Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid, right, for a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz comes awfully close to endorsing visiting Prime Minister Yair Lapid ahead of Israel’s upcoming election.

“I value the political skill with which you represent Israel in the world,” he says during his prepared statement at the Federal Chancellery.

“Israel is in good hands,” says Scholz, speaking in German.

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