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October 25, 2013 8:17 am

Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister Says Israel-EU Ties May Fray Over Settlements

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Ze'ev Elkin. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Ynet – Israel and the European Union will drift apart if they cannot compromise on new EU guidelines covering Jewish settlement on occupied land that could damage research and trade ties, Israeli’s deputy foreign minister said.

The two sides must overcome the dispute – focused on territory that Palestinians want for a state – before the end of November, when a multi-million dollar EU research program called Horizon 2020 is due to be finalized.

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