A new emerging alliance in the Eastern Mediterranean

Greece and Israel are two states in the Eastern Mediterranean, a region with many security challenges and fragile balances. The exploration of hydrocarbon reserves within the exclusive economic zones of Israel and Cyprus in recent years has created a new dynamic in the territory, while Greece is part of the bilateral and trilateral collaboration that has been deepened. The ulterior goal is the promotion of regional stability and prosperity.

First steps

After the end of World War II Greece pursued a pro-Palestinian policy, without recognizing Israel officially as a country (de jure) and the political elites described Israel as an expansionist state, calling for a fair resolution of the Palestinian issue. The reasoning behind this was the support of the Arab world in the Cyprus conflict and concerns regarding the status of Greek minorities in those...

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