Author: Kim Winkler
With degrees in international journalism and French-German relations, Kim works as a freelance writer and translator. She is always in pursuit of stories that peek over the edge of her horizons. Sometimes based in Berlin, other times in London, Kim is happiest with a rucksack full of curiosity, a camera and a pen on the road.

On a visit to Israel in 2008, German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke before the Knesset. “The historical responsibility for Israel’s security is part of Germany’s raison d’être,” she said. During her most recent visit, in February, on which she was accompanied by nearly her entire cabinet, Merkel was awarded Israel’s highest civilian honor for “standing by Israel” and fighting against anti-Semitism and racism. (More…)