Wednesday, October 31, 2012

European NGOs to EU: Rhetoric is not enough, ban settlement products now

Tomer settlement
Jordan Valley settlement of Tomer
The EU imports over 100 times more per settler than per Palestinian. The EU issues statements about the illegality of the settlements, criticizes and condemns them, but has failed to take any meaningful action leveraging economic or political pressure. This undermines the EU’s strategic interests and values, facilitates the growth of the illegal settlements and threatens the prospect for a two state settlement.
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