Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Anger is building in Jerusalem ahead of a meeting of the European Union Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels. At the meeting, the council–which consists of the foreign ministers of the EU’s 28 member states–is set to vote on a resolution that would limit EU-Israel agreements to inside the 1967 borders.

The Prime Minister’s Office and Foreign Ministry are working to prevent the passage of the resolution. A senior Israeli diplomatic official said on Saturday, “Israel is in the midst of a battle [to thwart the resolution].”

If approved, the resolution would prompt the EU to recommend that its member states limit bilateral deals with Israel to inside the 1967 borders, thereby excluding Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria, east Jerusalem and the Golan Heights.

The resolution is being promoted by representatives of Ireland, Sweden and France.

According to a Haaretz report, the draft of the resolution also includes condemnation of the NGO transparency bill that was approved by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation last month and support for a French initiative to establish an international support group to promote the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

By Israel Hayom Staff

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