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January 19, 2015 10:02 am

Netanyahu Seeking to Expand Asia Trade, Cites European Antisemitism, Islamisation

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Prime Minister Netanyahu with Japan's Shinzō Abe. Photo: GPO.

Reuters – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday a wave of anti-Semitism and what he called “Islamisation” in Western Europe are factors in a Jewish state push to expand trade with Asia.

Europe is Israel’s biggest trading partner, but deepening diplomatic disputes over policy toward the Palestinians and anti-Jewish incidents such as a Jan. 9 attack by an Islamist gunman on a Paris kosher deli have triggered Israeli worries.

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