Solana: Decision pending on Israel ties

EU foreign policy chief says decision to be made on frozen upgrade after J'lem completes policy review.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
May 6, 2009 23:14
Solana: Decision pending on Israel ties

Javier Solana 88 224. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski [file])

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

The European Union will only make a decision on a frozen plan to upgrade ties with Israel when Jerusalem completes its review regarding peace talks with the Palestinians, EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana said on Wednesday. Solana said "not much has advanced" during talks with Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman in Prague, and that Israel was well aware of the stance of the EU, which calls for a two-state solution. "They are in the process of review," he told reporters. "They have to see how they can make something that is compatible with that." After meeting Lieberman earlier this week, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said that "it is in our common interest for Europe to have stronger ties with Israel so that Europe will be able to play a greater role" in the Middle East. However, last week, the EU's commissioner for external relations, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, criticized Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's refusal to endorse a Palestinian state and said the upgrade would depend on Israel's commitment to the two-state solution.

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town

By SHARON UDASIN