Wednesday, December 5, 2012

EU considers response to Israeli settlement building plans

European Union states struggled to agree on Tuesday on a common response to Israel's plans to expand settlements in the West Bank, highlighting the divisions within the bloc over how to tackle the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

At a meeting in Brussels, ambassadors responsible for security issues discussed the possibility of all 27 EU states writing to Tel Aviv to express their displeasure or calling in Israeli ambassadors for consultations, as five EU countries have already done.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/04/us-israel-settlements-eu-idUSBRE8B31AD20121204