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November 17, 2014 5:03 pm

New Report: EU Considering Sanctions on Israel Due to Settlements

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Telegraph – The European Union has set itself on a collision course with Israel after drawing up a list of sanctions to be imposed if the country takes steps that would make the establishment of a Palestinian state impossible.

In what amounts to Europe’s toughest-ever line with the Israelis, punishments such as trade restrictions could result if continued settlement building on occupied land is deemed to be at odds with reaching a two-state solution to the decades-old conflict – defined as an independent Palestine alongside Israel.

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