EU concerned about Israel’s unilateral measures

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The envoys of several EU countries have expressed concern about Israel’s unilateral measures that will undermine the two-state solution. Haaretz reported Sunday.

Since Israel’s election results were announced in November, EU countries have expressed fears that a far-right coalition government led by Benjamin Netanyahu will take unilateral measures that harm the internationally promoted two-state solution. According to HaaretzEU envoys have expressed their concerns to Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen.

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Josep Borrell, EU foreign policy chief, “recalled well-known EU positions on the need to avoid unilateral action and expressed deep concern about the high number of casualties” during his telephone conversation with Cohen.

The Jerusalem Post reported that Borrell told Cohen that “Israel is one of the EU’s closest partners in the Middle East”. He also said they both face global challenges, such as “Russia’s relentless offensive war in Ukraine and Russia’s military cooperation with Iran”.

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Haaretz added that the foreign ministers of Britain, Germany, Austria, Estonia, Croatia, Cyprus and Guatemala had all called Cohen to express concern over actions that “could damage relations with the Palestinians”.

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