Is Europe, as a whole, inherently anti-Israeli and a lost cause for Israeli hasbara?
By AVIGDOR LIEBERMANIsrael does have friends in Europe
One would think from everything we hear that Israel has no friends in Europe and that Europe, as a whole, is inherently anti-Israeli and pro-Arab - a lost cause for Israeli hasbara.
Last week I visited several European capitals and held meetings with various European leaders and high-ranking EU and NATO officials, and discovered that we have many passionate, ideological friends in Europe. There are many political groups, mainly from the ideological center-right, who consider Israel an integral part of the free world.
It is surprising that on the one hand, the Middle East conflict is the number one priority on Europe's foreign-policy agenda, yet on the other hand there is a shocking information gap on Middle East issues. There is a general lack of factual knowledge - both on current events and, more importantly, history.
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