EUROPE - Israel’s Largest Defense Importer

Arno Froese

David Siegel said that Europeans view Israel as a peer and as a power in the areas of national security and energy at the Jerusalem Post Conference in New York.

Speaking at the Jerusalem Post Conference in New York, Siegel explained that Europe is Israel’s largest trading partner. “Israel depends on Europe, and more and more, Europe depends on Israel,” said Siegel. He noted that half of Israel’s imports come from Europe, and one-third of Israel’s exports are sent to Europe.

Siegel said that Europeans view Israel as a peer and as a power in the areas of national security and energy. “Israel is exporting energy, national security and innovation to the world,” he stated.

-www.jpost.com, 18 September 2022

Arno's Commentary

With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Europe has become defense conscious. Who has the best weapons? The answer is quite obviously Israel. Why? Because this nation had to defend themselves against the onslaught of its neighbors and the wider Islamic world. Yet, when analyzing facts on the ground today, these enemies actually contributed toward Israel being technologically superior to virtually every other country when it comes to defense. Once again, we witness Israel at the forefront. Countries that wish to import Israeli defense technology will be reminded of this when it comes to voting in the United Nations, which usually condemns the Jewish State.

What was proclaimed by the prophet Joel some 2,800 years ago, is still valid today: “Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong” (Joel 3:10).

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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