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Netanyahu: Israel Will Not Accept Foreign Directives on Borders

The Knesset Eretz Israel lobby called on the government to refrain from entering any agreements with the EU.

On Tuesday night, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a statement regarding the European Union’s new directive banning any cooperation with Israeli institutions over the green line.

On Tuesday night, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a statement regarding the European Union’s new directive banning any cooperation with Israeli institutions over the green line.
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday night, following the EU’s decision to impose restrictions on economic cooperation with Jewish entities across the “green line,” that Israel will not accept any foreign directives regarding its borders.

At the end of a hearing he convened on the EU directive, Netanyahu added that he will not permit any effort to hurt hundreds of thousands of Israelis living in Judea, Samaria, Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. He stressed that the question of borders will be decided only through direct negotiations between the parties.

The Prime Minister said that he expects anyone who truly cares about peace and stability in the region should turn to a discussion of this issue after solving more pressing problems, such as civil war in Syria and Iran’s efforts to arm itself with nuclear weapons.

The hearing convened by the prime minister was attended by Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, Minister of the Economy and Industry Naftali Bennett and Deputy Foreign Minister Ze’ev Elkin.

The Knesset Eretz Israel lobby congratulated the government on its response to what they called “blackmail and intimidation by the European Union.” The lobby called on the government to refrain from entering any agreements with the EU unless the directive is rescinded, and to cease all European projects in areas controlled by the Palestinian Authority.

Earlier, Minister of Science Jacob Perry said that the EU’s decision to stop funding activities which involve entities beyond the Green Line can seriously damage the research and development grants received by Israel. According to Perry, the implementation of the decision may curtail the participation of Israeli scientists in EU research programs and reduce the accessibility of Israeli universities to European research budgets.

According to Reshet Bet, Israeli institutions have so far received research funds to the tune of about €750 million ($985 million) from the EU. European funding comprise approximately 40% of the research budgets of Israeli institutions.

The Palestinian Authority government welcomed the EU decision and called on the international community to take more steps to put an end to what it termed “the obstacles imposed by the Israeli government on reviving the peace process.”

PLO officials called on the world to take more steps to boycott products made in the settlements, to make the occupation more costly for Israel.

About 20 percent of the Arabs living in the PA areas work in Jewish settlements. Closing down or even just a slowdown in production there would seriously harm the Palestinian economy.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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11 Responses to “Netanyahu: Israel Will Not Accept Foreign Directives on Borders”

  1. Bear Klein says:

    EU and Pals are both big time haters of Israel. Solve the problem and ask the EU which countries are going to sponsor relocation of the Pals to Europe.

  2. Daniel Bishop says:

    Israel should withdraw recognition of Russia's annexation of Königsberg and China's annexation of Tibet. If keeping territory won in a war is wrong for Israel, they it's wrong for powerful countries, too.

  3. Noah Farbstein says:

    In addition to passing the legislation limiting foreign (e.g. EU) funding of Israeli NGO's (e.g. B'Tselem), as per your article yesterday, Israel should respond with a massive settlement construction boom in East Jerusalem and Area C.

  4. Dan Silagi says:

    I don't like the way Israel has been kowtowing to the settlers for the past umpteen years. This smacks too much of kicking sand on people's faces. Not that the Palestinians are peace-loving examples of virtue and kindness.

    Nonetheless, the action by the EU is hypocritical, to put it mildly. I'll have a lot more sympathy for their position when they start condemning Palestinian acts of terrorism. So Netanyahu is absolutely right in telling the EU to go to hell.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Europe is now Muslim continent it was, is and would be allways anti-semit, there are more worry of Israel, in what is happening in Libanon, Syria, Egypt, Irak, Iran, etc: including the terrorist from West Bank and Gaza realy non sence.

  6. Anonymous says:

    LISTEN EU! go to fight with your brothers in Syria, Hezbollah, al-Qaeda, Sunnies, Shiites, Saudis, Qataris, United Emirates, Yemenites, Iranies, etc:.

  7. Anonymous says:

    That is a excuse of EU collapsing.

  8. All the EU is doing is hurting the Palestinian Arab people, a lot more than they are hurting Israel. Measures like this taken by the EU will only serve to push Israel into the arms of China, who may pay lip service to the same sentiments as Europe, but who don't really care about Palestinian Arab thug sob stories and who are happy to do business with Israel at all levels. The EU will be the ultimate losers in this, as will the Palestinian Arabs…Israel and eastern countries – such as India, China, South Korea, and Singapore, with whom Israel has strong and growing ties – will be the winners. If the Europeans REALLY cared about the Palestinian Arabs, they'd demand that there be democratic reform in the REAL Palestinian state: Jordan. But this is not about "helping" Palestinian Arabs…this is about hurting the Joos. Make no mistake about that.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Congrats! Really nice point of view!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Congrats! Really nice point of view!

  11. Yechiel Baum says:

    With some many EU members having dirty homes England owning Ireland and Gibraltar, Spain owning Caalonia, Greece owning Cyprus, it is time for them to clean their own homes and being so sympathic to others who have no claim as a way to overshadow their own occupations. Who is the EU trying to kid nor impress?

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