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2011 Herzliya Conference: Is Israel Losing Europe?

Israel and Europe remain friends, European experts say, but there is work to be done.<br/>

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Maayana Miskin & Yoni Kempinski, | updated: 03:13

Michael Dugher at Herzliya Conf
Michael Dugher at Herzliya Conf
Herzliya Conference

European experts spoke at the 2011 Herzliya Conference on the perception that Israel is losing support in Europe. While Europeans understand that Israel “lives in a difficult neighborhood,” most learn about Israel from the media, leaving them with misperceptions, said British Shadow Minister Michael Dugher.

Dr. Jurgen Ruttgers of Germany spoke of the “shared interest” in a peaceful Middle East, and of the need for Europe and Israel to make shared demands from the Arab world.