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July 19, 2013 8:03 am

EU Publishes New Settlement Directive Despite Israeli Opposition

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Catherine Ashton, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Photo: Moshe Milner/GPO/FLASH90.

JPost – The European Union, as expected, published new guidelines limiting interaction with Israeli entities beyond the pre-1967 lines on Friday, with European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton saying that this is in no way meant to “prejudge the outcome of peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.”

The statement said that the guidelines “reiterate the long-held position that bilateral agreements with Israel do not cover the territory that came under Israel’s administration in June 1967.”

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