German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrive for talks at the Chancellery in Berlin, Thursday Dec. 6, 2012. It was supposed to be an amic

 

              German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrive for talks at the Chancellery in Berlin, Thursday Dec. 6, 2012. It was supposed to be an amic
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrive for talks at the Chancellery in Berlin, Thursday Dec. 6, 2012. It was supposed to be an amicable meeting between close friends. Instead, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Germany has been soured by Berlin's refusal to oppose a Palestinian U.N. statehood bid and anger throughout Europe over Israeli plans to expand settlements around Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Wolfgang Rattay, Pool)