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Israel – Bilateral dialogue on combating racism and anti-Semitism (June 29, 2015)

France and Israel decided to establish a bilateral dialogue on the fight against racism and anti-Semitism, a fight that the President has made a national cause. This forum for dialogue will bring together experts who will brainstorm and discuss experiences and best practices.

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Political relations

France was one of the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with Israel on 11 May 1949, and subsequently played an active role in helping to consolidate the newly formed State by contributing to its defence effort.

Bilateral relations in the cultural, scientific and economic fields and in tourism are currently expanding fast, even as political relations take on greater depth.

Israel and France today engage in very close dialogue on international matters of shared interest. Reflecting the vitality of our political relations, a strategic annual dialogue between the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and his opposite number in Israel was instituted in 2009

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