Israel and the Arab Spring – 2013

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The Arab Spring is a revolutionary wave of demonstrations, protests, and civil wars occurring in the Arab world that began in Tunisia on 18 December 2010. The Arab Spring is widely viewed today as one of the great historical moments of political transformation. Comparisons have been made to the European revolutions of 1848 and the [...]

Israel – EU Security and Defense Relations – Divergences and Convergences

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The diplomatic relations between Israel and the EEC (the European Economic Community that preceded the European Union-EU) were established in 1959. Israel and the EU signed the Association Agreement in 1995 which is the legal framework for their relations. Over the years the relations between Israel and the EU have become exceptionally ambiguous:  a large [...]

Strategic Alliance or Marriage of Convenience

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In January 2012 Israel and India celebrated the 20th anniversary of their diplomatic relations. The occasion was marked by the visit of the highest ranking Indian official in Israel – External Affairs minister S. M. Krishna. A great deal has changed during these 20 years. The diplomatic relations between Israel and India had to overcome [...]

Tourism Industry in Israel

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Israel is a country that holds a very special place in world history. Known for its historical and cultural importance, it is no surprise that the country’s tourism industry has been recording positive growth year after year.  Israel is also famous for its many geographical wonders. Situated at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea, [...]

Opportunities in Israel Despite Challenges

Tamar, The Natural Gas Production Platform Off The Israeli Coast, Is To Begin It's Natural Gas Production

It was in April 2013. The very first cubic meters from the recently discovered – in 2009 – offshore gas fields of Tamar, located in the Israeli Economic Exclusive Zone (EEZ) were just extracted. The symbol is as strong as the long-term economic impact for Israel. Previously extremely dependent on its unstable but peaceful Egyptian [...]