onsdag 17 juli 2013

'We will not accept any external dictates regarding our borders'

Herb Keinon i Jerusalem Post skriver om EU:s direktiv:
'We will not accept any external dictates regarding our borders' 
" Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Tuesday slammed new EU guidelines preventing grants to Israeli entities beyond the Green Line, saying he would expect those concerned about world stability to deal first with more pressing issues like Syria’s civil war and Iran’s nuclear march.
 “As Israel’s prime minister, I will not allow hundreds of thousands of Israelis living in Judea, Samaria, the Golan Heights and our united capital of Jerusalem to be harmed,” he said.

...Later, in an interview with Germany’s Welt am Sonntag newspaper, Netanyahu termed the measure “wrong,” and said it was “an attempt to force on Israel the final borders through economic pressure rather than through negotiations.”
The prime minister said that while this was wrong at any time, it was particularly ill-advised now with US Secretary of State John Kerry trying to get the parties into negotiations.
“It hardens the Palestinian positions, it causes Israelis to lose confidence in the impartiality of Europe,” he said. “I think for years the Europeans have been whining about the fact that the Americans are not involved enough. Now that they are involved, this action actually undermines the American effort. It undermines the negotiations.”

...However, the official said, under the guidelines, Jerusalem’s Rene Cassin School in Ramat Eshkol – just past the ’67 lines – could not take part in any EU-sponsored or -organized youth program exchanges."

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