Israel-EU Ties Back On Track After Settlement Labels Row

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The Times of Israel reports: Israel’s relations with the European Union are “close and friendly” again, Jerusalem said Friday, signaling a receding of tensions that arose last year over the EU decision to label imports from West Bank settlements.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said the sides had “overcome the crisis,” after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini spoke Friday.

While the labeling directive is not expected to change, Nahshon said Israel received had assurances that the move “is not a political step to determine future borders or to boycott Israel.”

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