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The EU-Israel Relationship, Post-Brexit

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The UK will no longer be a part of the European Union, and many are wondering what will happen next. One writer and director of a pro-Israel advocacy group, Alex Benjamin, writes about the possible opportunities for Israel as a result of this news.

But there are opportunities too. The emerging markets as we call them: Balkan states, the Visegrad group of countries, and not forgetting the Baltic states, will undoubtedly feel emboldened after Brexit. They will feel their voices have become louder in the European Council, Parliament and Commission. They will also feel that that Britain’s unprecedented – there’s that word again – departure shows cracks in the old established power blocks, and that they can be the cement.

As these countries enjoy a by and large excellent relationship with Israel, their cement can only be good news for us, and we anticipate a deeper and more co-operative relationship with them at Permanent Representative and EU institutional level.

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