Netanyahu to Mogherini: The EU has ‘Double Standards’ Regarding Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu World Economic Forum (WEF)

JERUSALEM/BRUSSELS (EJP)— The European Union has “double standards’’ when it comes to Israel, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini during a meeting at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Netanyahu’s comment came after the EU on Monday issued new conclusions on the Middle East Peace Process highlighting the EU differentiation between Israel proper and the territories beyond the pre-1967 Green Line.

‘’The EU expresses its commitment to ensure that – in line with international law- all agreements between the State of Israel and the EU must unequivocally and explicitly indicate their inapplicability to the territories occupied by Israel in 1967,’’ the EU text, adopted at a meeting of the 28 EU Foreign Ministers in Brussels.

Mogherini, in response, reiterated that the European Union was not boycotting Israel.

Netanyahu later said in an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria that many sunni countries in the Arab world view the Israeli-Palestinian conflict more realistically than many countries of the European Union do.

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