Israel’s Policy in the Eastern Mediterranean

Author
Michał Wojnarowicz
Content Type
Special Report
Institution
The Polish Institute of International Affairs
Abstract
The significance of the Eastern Mediterranean for Israel has increased in the last decade, an outcome of interlocking factors associated with the civil war in Syria, the deterioration of relations with Turkey, and discoveries of new gas fields. The effectiveness of Israeli policy, especially in energy issues, depends on strengthening relations with the states of the region, such as Egypt or Cyprus. Hence, regional cooperation will deepen, which may have a positive impact on Israel-EU relations.
Topic
International Relations, Foreign Policy, Energy Policy, Regional Cooperation, European Union
Political Geography
Europe, Turkey, Middle East, Israel, Palestine, Syria, Egypt, Cyprus, Mediterranean