Israel-Greece Relations

By September 14, 2015

BESA Center Policy Memorandum No. 9

This study, by Dr. Arye Mekel (a research associate at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, and former Israeli ambassador to Greece) focuses on the strengthening of Israeli-Greek relations, especially since 2010. The enhanced ties between the two countries allows for the emergence of a new pro-Western geopolitical bloc in the eastern Mediterranean.

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Ambassador Arye Mekel
Ambassador Arye Mekel

Specializes in Israel-U.S. relations, Israel-Greek relations, Israeli foreign policy and public diplomacy. Was Israeli ambassador in Greece, deputy ambassador to the UN, diplomatic advisor to Prime Minister Shamir, consul general in New York, spokesman of the Israel Foreign Ministry, and its deputy director general for cultural and scientific affairs. He also served as diplomatic and military correspondent for Israel Radio and IDF Radio, and as the correspondent for both stations in the U.S. Email: [email protected]