Europe’s support for unconditional negotiations is phony because they keep demanding negotiations to be based on ’67 borders. For that matter even recognizing the legitimacy of a state is both predetermining the outcome and setting a pre-condition.
Israel should not tolerate such interference. She should tell the EU and Turkey where to get off. Israel owes EU nothing. The PA on the other hand gets 500 million from them. They should make demands on the PA. Ted Belman
The European Parliament on Thursday passed a resolution calling the Palestinian bid for statehood “legitimate.”
“The right of Palestinians to self-determination and to have their own state is unquestionable, as is the right of Israel to exist within safe borders”, the resolution said.
The European Parliament also reiterated its endorsement of the 1967 borders as a basis for negotiations, stressing that “no changes to the pre-1967 borders, including with regard to Jerusalem, other than those agreed by the parties should be accepted.” The parliamentarians urged Israel’s government to halt settlement construction.
Members of European Parliament also stressed that EU states and the international community should reconfirm their strong commitment to Israel’s security.
‘Stop building them’
Earlier this week, the EU slammed Israel’s decision to build new homes in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo. EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherin Ashton told the EU Parliament that she heard “with deep regret” that Israeli plans to build homes beyond the Green Line were continuing.
“The expansion of settlements threatens the viability of an agreed two-state solution,” Ashton said. “This plan should be reversed.”