Israeli/Palestinian Conflict US and Israel relations


Netanyahu: No thanks Ashton
Israel would be entirely justified to respond with a demand of their own, that both the US and the EUshould lead by example, an engage in peace talks with al-Qaida first. See how that works for you before demanding the same from J’lem. KGS

Ashton: We’re just like a drunk
looking for his keys by the lamp post
The European Union might use its trade ties with Israel as leverage to pressure it into renewing peace talks with the Palestinians, Catherine Ashton, the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy at the EU said on Saturday.
Ashton was speaking at an EU foreign minister conference held in Spain. Swedish Foreign Minister, Carl Bildt, said that Israel’s announcement on building in east Jerusalem during United States Vice President Joe Biden’s visit last week was intentional and not coincidental.
Bildt said there were “no guarantees” that Israel was committed to peace.
Ashton is on the verge of a Middle East tour where she will visit Egypt, Israel, Syria and Lebanon.
Earlier Saturday, the London-based newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi reported that US Middle East envoy George Mitchell has promised the Palestinians that Israel will not construct new homes in east Jerusalem during peace negotiations.

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