Gerhardt Schroeder in his last day in office signed on to send Israel two more Dolphin submarines worth about a billion Euros. 1/3 of it paid for by the German taxpayer. Germany has a law on the books that they can not sent war materials to crisis zones/regions. This seems to exclude China, Israel , Turkey and any other place that can pay cash for German military hardware. Schroeder and his friend Fischer (who did not oppose this deal either) are hypocrites. Dolphin submarines also can used for ballistic missiles. The first batch was considered as enabling Israel to project their nuclear power within 3000 miles.