With Europe becoming increasingly hostile toward Israel and Jews, the Jewish state needs to diversify its markets, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the cabinet Sunday, just hours before Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe landed for the first visit by a Japanese premier in nine years.
“Western Europe is undergoing a wave of Islamization, anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism,” said Netanyahu. “These waves are washing over it, and we would like to ensure that the State of Israel will have varied markets around the world.”
Asia outstripped the US in 2014 as Israel’s second-largest trading partner, with the European Union, however, still at the top of the list.
Since coming to power in 2009, Netanyahu has been pushing for stronger ties with Asia, largely because of the economic recession that struck Europe.
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