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July 26, 2013 11:00 pm

European Union ‘Concerned’ by Israeli Restrictions on EU’s Gaza, West Bank Activity

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European Union's High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton. Photo: wiki commons.

Ynet – Spokeswoman for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, responded Friday to Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon‘s decision to suspend contacts with the EU in the West Bank, saying “The EU is concerned by reports in the Israeli media that the Israeli Minister of Defense has announced a number of restrictions affecting EU activities supporting the Palestinian people.”

Speaking in Brussels, spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic said “We have not received any official communication from the Israeli authorities. Our delegations on the spot are seeking urgent clarifications,” Kocijancic added.

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  • Dave

    So let me get this straight, the EU is banning all agreements with any Israeli company, school, hospital that does anything with anyone in the West Bank. But, they expect Israel to help the EU to help Palestinians in the West Bank. That is chutzpah.

  • Vivienne Leijonhufvud

    Don’t bother your pretty little head Maja and Catherine, Ya’alon is a seasoned campaigner and you gals ain’t got nothing on him. You’ll just have to fight your pretty little heads through Palestine as you call it on your tod, if you get a bullet so what – I’m afraid you’ve asked for it.

  • E Pluribus Beagle

    Proving once again there’s something in the water in Europe making them all clinically retarded.

  • Otto Waldmann in Sydney

    Never seen/heard Ms Ashton, this gorgeous, stunning Playboy centrefold, say anything good about Israel in her entire career.
    Of course this does NOT make her an inveterate anti Semite, that’s if Ustasha, Nyilas, Iron Guard, why not throw in the nazis, were not anti Semites as swell. Seemingly concerned more with her beauty sleep, she has just waken up to the FACT that Israel is a sovereign country, entitled to apply exactly the same sovereign principles as the ones initiated by the EU. Only fair, ain’t it, darlin’ Cath !!


    Spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic said “We have not received any official communication from the Israeli authorities.”

    Tell her that she cannot believe everything she reads in Haaretz.