Lapid: EU settlement directives boost extremists, hurt peace hopes

20.07.2013                      13.Aw.5773                      Wa'etchanan; Schabbat Nachamu

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Lapid: EU settlement directives boost extremists, hurt peace hopes

Finance minister pens op-ed for 'The New York Times' and says guidelines “encourage nothing but delay in peace negotiations”.

The European Union’s decision to exclude all entities operating in Jewish settlements in the West Bank from funding of joint projects with Israel will only encourage extremists in the region and lessen the chances of peace with the Palestinians, Finance Minister Yair Lapid charged….