Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Israel Is Not Isolated

Israel is often described as diplomatically isolated.  But there are other facts to consider.

Israel Isn't Isolated -Gabriel Scheinmann

Israel is far from the isolated state it is made out to be. On the contrary, Israel is actually at the height of its global integration, increasingly enmeshed across diplomatic, economic and cultural fronts.

Since 1989, Israel has established full diplomatic relations with nearly 70 countries. In the past year alone, Israel has conducted military exercises with Greece, Poland, and Italy in addition to the largest joint military exercise in Israel's history with the U.S.

In 2010, Israel was admitted into the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development).

Trade with China and India grow annually at double-digit rates, and 2012 was a record year for tourists flocking to Israel.

[T]he last several years have been a high-point of Israeli integration into the international community.     
(National Interest)

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