PM: ‘Brexit’ will not have major repercussions for Israeli economy

Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu said at the government's weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday that the UK's decision to withdraw from the EU is not expected to have a major impact on Israel's economy. He said he had spoken to the finance minister, the governor of the central bank and other experts following the "Brexit" referendum and concluded that "The economy of Israel is strong. It's a strong economy, it has a very large amount of foreign exchange reserves, and therefore if there will be an impact it is not expected to be strong except from the shaking of the global economy." Netanyahu, who was scheduled to leave for Rome later in the day, said he would discuss the topic during his meetings in the Italian capital. 
In addition, regarding protests by families of several missing Israeli civilians and soldiers over Jerusalem's reconciliation deal with Ankara, he said "There is a lot of misinformation and a lot of disinformation about the agreement with Turkey so I want to make clear: We are constantly continuing our public and covert efforts to return to Israel the late (IDF soldiers) Oron Shaul and Hadar Goldin, and also the two Israelis being held in Gaza. We are in continuous contact with the families, and we will not rest and we will not be at ease until we bring the sons home." The two civilians and the bodies of the two soldiers are believed to be held by Hamas, which has close ties with Ankara.

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