The German subsidies in this deal are related more to stimulating the German sub industry/German-Israeli strategic relations....Not the Holocaust. The original 3 Sub deal way back in the 90's was related to Saddam Hussein as well, not the Holocaust. Israel probably couldn't pay for full price, especially with defense cuts looming. German industry benefits from discounted deal over no deal. See what happened to Israel's 2 planned Frigates.
In any regard I'm glad the IDF has got a fleet of 6 advanced subs going, makes the navy not completely useless thanks to political BS. Imo they should restore the 2 remaining Gal's as well for 8, they'd still be fine for coastal defense duties and also good for training. Though of course that will never happen.
These 206 will never only be good for coastal defense. They can travel quite a distance. They are little comparable to ants, evil things only with 100% capability to hunt down things a lot of times their own size.
These are going to be armed with cruise missiles with nuclear warheads? Why doesn't Israel get nuclear-powered submarines - they could go around the horn of Africa/and be permanently stationed in the Indian Ocean?