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Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman with EU foreign policy chief Chaterine Ashton

Nevertheless, it elicited an angry reaction from the Foreign Ministry for two reasons: the move was carried out even though Israel and the EU have been in consultation about it for a number of weeks, and it included three zip codes – 71724, 71728 and 71799 – in Modi’in, Maccabim and Re’ut.

“For anyone who deals in reality, there is not the slightest doubt that the Modi’in, Maccabim and Re’ut localities are an integral part of Israel, and their future is not in question,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

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So first the Foreign Ministry signed a free-trade agreement that in effect made borders out of the 1949 cease-fire lines, and now it is having humiliating arguments over what zip codes are included within these non-borders!

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