Feb. 28, 2019
- How Brexit Has Benefited Israel – Ariel Kahana
When the British decided to leave the EU, many Israelis rejoiced because “the EU’s attitude toward Israel reflects the lowest common denominator in Europe,” in the words of one Israeli ambassador. Therefore, when such an important European power quits the EU, it isn’t surprising that Israelis feel a sense of relief.
Ever since that decision, we’ve seen continuous improvement in Britain’s approach to Israel. The Palestinian obsession has waned, along with the customary condemnations. Meanwhile, commerce and cooperation are soaring.
Another important benchmark was reached when Britain announced it will label Hizbullah a terrorist organization. The incessant refusal of Germany, France, Italy and the EU itself to define the murderous organization accurately is the height of folly. (Israel Hayom)