Jun. 27, 2018
Prince William’s historic Israel visit is part of Britain’s efforts to contend with the consequences of its withdrawal from the European Union. The British are acting out of a clear interest in improving ties between the two countries, as a result of Israel’s growing economic and political prowess – the product of many years of effort by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Britain’s ties to Zionism began when the Zionist movement sent thousands of Jewish volunteers from around the world to fight with British forces against Germany and its allies in World War I. Thanks to their joint efforts during the war, Zionist leaders like Joseph Trumpeldor and my grandfather and namesake were able to establish the Jewish Brigade they had always dreamed of.