German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a parliamentary group meeting of the conservative CDU/CSU faction on November 20, 2017 in Berlin.
Following more than a month of gruelling negotiations, the leader of the pro-business FDP, Christian Lindner, walked out of talks overnight, on November 19, 2017 saying there was no "basis of trust" to forge a government with Merkel's conservative alliance CDU-CSU and the ecologist Greens. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALL / ALTERNATIVE CROP (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)
French President Emmanuel Macron, right, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attend a press conference after a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Sunday, Dec.10, 2017. French President Emmanuel Macron "firmly and clearly" condemns all kinds of attacks against Israel in recent hours and days and reaffirmed his "disapproval" of U.S. President Donald Trump's move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. (Philippe Wojazer/Pool via AP)