German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, welcomes the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu at the chancellery 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/Markus Schreiber)

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, welcomes the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu at the chancellery 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/Markus Schreiber)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, welcomes the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu at the chancellery 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/Markus Schreiber)
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