Israel

Israel Will Not Sign New Agreements with EU

Due to the union putting limitations on money going to settlements

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At a cabinet meeting Thursday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided that Israel will not sign additional agreements with the European Union, such as a scientific cooperation agreement, due to the expected EU limitations on the settlements.

At the end of the meeting, State officials said that the EU's decision significantly harms the process of renewing negotiations with the Palestinians.

The meeting, convened by Netanyahu, was attended by Ministers Tzipi Livni , Naftali Bennett, Yair Lapid, Ya'akov Peri, Shai Piron, Yair Shamir and Deputy Foreign Minister Zeev Elkin.

Following the meeting, State officials clarified that Israel will request further clarifications from Europe in order to better understand the meaning of the limitations of the EU on activities beyond the 1967 border lines.

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