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March 22, 2014 10:58 pm

Israeli Officials Slam EU, UN for Settlement Criticism

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Jerusalem Post – Israeli diplomatic officials slammed the EU and UN Saturday night for condemning plans for new settlement construction, but were silent in the face of maximalist Palestinian positionsthey say are jeopardizing the diplomatic process.

“Are they really putting their fingers on the real problem with these automatic responses,” one official said. He questioned why the EU did not see fit to criticize Fatah for organizing a rally Thursday in Ramallah when Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas returned from Washington that  “celebrated rejectionism, that celebrated ‘not one inch,’ a position that makes peace impossible.”

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