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Ashton: Common position
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EU backs Obama's call for '67 borders

Swedish minister slams Israeli claim borders are 'indefensible', says peace only possible defense

EU ministers say they will back President Barack Obama's call for a peace treaty between Israel and the Palestinians based on the 1967 borders.


EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said Monday that "the EU has had a common position for a long time that the (peace talks) should be based on the 1967 lines, with land swaps."


Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt says that "on some of the key issues (Obama) was very much on the European line."


They were speaking as EU ministers gathered for their regular monthly meeting. Bildt criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's rejection of the '67 borders as "indefensible." He says, "The only defense that is possible is peace."



פרסום ראשון: 05.23.11, 11:40
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