On December 6, 2021, the German Ambassador, H.E. Dr. Susanna Wasum-Rainer and Head of Science and Environment at the German Embassy, Dr. Barbara Steimetz visited the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities to meet with Academy President Prof. David Harel
. Academy member Prof. Itamar Willner
, former Chair of the Sciences Division of the Israel Academy and a member of the German National Academy – Leopoldina
also took part in the meeting.
Ambassador Wasum-Rainer and Prof. Harel discussed scientific collaboration between Germany and Israel, and the importance of fostering fact-based scientific debate and decision-making in society and politics. They expressed their ongoing support for strengthening ties between German and Israeli researchers.
The Ambassador was given a tour of the new Academy Exhibition: “A Gathering Place of Scholars: 60 Years of Science and Knowledge,” which marks the 60th anniversary of the enactment of the Israel Academy Law.
Academy President Prof. David Harel and the Ambassador, H.E. Dr. Susanna Wasum-Rainer, at the Academy Exhibition: "A Gathering Place of Scholars: 60 Years of Science and Knowledge"