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Fathom Highlight | Israel, the UK and Europe - What next after Brexit? / 18 October / 2016

This week’s highlight offers two perspectives on the likely impact of Brexit on Israel’s relationship with the UK and the EU. Professor Jonathan Rynhold speaks to Fathom’s contributing editor Dr. Toby Greene on the need to differentiate between the likely impacts on the EU-Israel relationship and the UK-Israel relationship. Azriel Bermant, Israeli policy expert, and author of Margaret Thatcher and the Middle East, argues that the UK-Israel relationship is more likely to flourish than flounder after Brexit.

Our voice of the week is Professor Ruth Gavison’s keynote speech ‘Debating Israel’s Identity’ at this year’s European Association of Israel Studies (EAIS) conference held in London, 4 September 2016.

Our image of the week is a man pushing a trolley along the empty Ayalon highway in Tel Aviv on Yom Kippur when Israel comes to a standstill for 25 hours and most Israelis do not drive their cars, 12 October 2016.

After Brexit (1): Jonathan Rynhold on Israel’s future relations with the UK and the EU

by Jonathan Rynhold

Fathom’s contributing editor Dr. Toby Greene sat down with Jonathan Rynhold, professor of Political Science at Bar Ilan University, and discussed the implications of Brexit for Israel’s relations with the UK and the European Union. For further analysis of Brexit, see Azriel Bermant in Fathom. Toby Greene: Jonathan, let’s focus first on the UK and its foreign policy. Will we see a UK freed from the constraints of a common European foreign policy adopting a different approach to Israel and...

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After Brexit (2): Azriel Bermant on Israel’s future relations with the UK and the EU
by Azriel Bermant

Azriel Bermant, a lecturer in International Relations at Tel Aviv University and a former research fellow at Tel Aviv’s Institute for National Security Studies (INSS),...

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