Israel and Brexit

(Institute for National Security Studies) Oded Eran and Vera Michlin-Shapir - The crisis in Europe will most likely weaken the ability and impulse of EU member countries to deal with Middle East issues, including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as Europe will be preoccupied with keeping the union together, though in recent years Britain was a force for moderation with respect to EU policy toward the conflict. On the other hand, Israel remains concerned about the increasing support for Muslim fundamentalist forces in Europe and growing anti-Semitism on the continent. While Israel will continue to function in the sub-bodies of the EU, its influence will be weakened following the British exit. Dr. Oded Eran, a former director of INSS, served as Israel's ambassador to the EU and Jordan. Vera Michlin-Shapir is a research associate at INSS.

2016-06-28 00:00:00

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