Israel, EU resume contacts after dispute over settlement product labels

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February 12, 2016 20:39

 
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The European Union’s top foreign policy representative told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday that Brussels “expresses its solidarity with the people of Israel in light of the terrorist attacks” perpetrated by Palestinian in recent months.

Netanyahu spoke by telephone with Federica Mogherini, the high representative of the EU for foreign affairs and security policy, ending an extended period in which diplomatic contacts between Jerusalem and Brussels were frozen.

Israel has started to engage in low key diplomatic talks with the European Union to hash out strained relations stemming from the bloc's settlement labeling plan, Israel Radio reported on Wednesday.

The EU stands firm in its decision to label products made over the Green Line, however it is reportedly willing to provide Israel compensation in order to resume suspended EU involvement in diplomatic dialogue on peace efforts with the Palestinians.

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