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article imageEU to forbid states from doing business with Israeli settlements

By Paul Iddon     Jul 16, 2013 in Politics
A new European Union decree has prevented E.U. member states from funding, doing business with or providing grants to any Israeli entity that exists beyond the pre-1967 Israeli boundaries.
Ynet News reports that the E.U. has stipulated that any contract an EU member state makes with Israel must include a clause stipulating that East Jerusalem and the West Bank do not constitute part of the State of Israel and therefore cannot be part of any contract.
The decree is set to go into effect on Friday and will serve to forbid all cooperation with EU-member states and West Bank settlements and Israeli territories beyond the pre-1967 Israeli borders.
Yahoo! News quotes a senior Israeli official condemning this new directive under the pretext that is it counterproductive to peace talks.
The E.U. obliges the Israeli authorities to by next year ensure that all EU cooperative endeavors with the State of Israel and all EU funding that goes to the State of Israel will go to projects and efforts conducted within the confines of Israel's pre-1967 frontiers.
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