As a close ally of the nation since its founding in 1948, Germany has always stood behind Israel in issues of both foreign and domestic policy. The historic and political ties between the two countries are undeniable.
Filmmaker Markus Vetter of Germany did an unexpected thing by filming Heart of Jenin in a Palestinian refugee camp, but it actually reflected the beliefs of some German people, whose opinions of Israel, Palestine and the issues of the West Bank are changing despite the attitude of the German government.
Some, while not opposed principally to Israel, are opposed to the occupation, and this has been reflected through German-led relief efforts for Palestinian refugees. There have been several protests of Israeli actions and the support of the German government thereof.
On the other hand, the German government has openly proclaimed its support for Israel's actions regarding the Gaza Strip. It remains to be seen what happens with the ties of these nations, and those all over the world, regarding this conflict.