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Berlin's Governing Mayor Franziska Giffey spoke to members of an aid organization on Thursday. The NGO 'Berlin Hands' is about to send 6 metric tons of food to Ukraine. This kind of aid is still needed, but the readiness to donate is decreasing.
According to Germany's Federal Office of Statistics, the fiscal revenue municipalities register thanks to the dog tax has increased substantially. More and more Germans seem to want four-legged friends.
During his three-day stay in Germany, President Isaac Herzog visited Brandenburg Gate with Berlin's Governing Mayor Franziska Giffey on Monday. The Israeli guest's schedule also included a commemoration event for the victims of the Munich Massacre.
Fifty years ago, Palestinian terrorists murdered almost the entire Israeli team at the Olympic Games in Munich. Back then, the West German authorities made serious mistakes. One of those has not been corrected until today.