Jerusalem was not particularly fond of Mogherini, and now, under Borrell, things might actually become more difficult.
Whether Irish parliamentarians or mayors like it or not, Israel and its presence in Judea and Samaria are here to stay.
Public and private bodies in Israel and the Palestinian Authority are eligible to receive grants for projects if the meet the EU-funded NGO's criteria.
The European Union issued an official statement on Israel's settlement activity.
Israel has a status akin to a member-state within the EU, enjoying strong economic, educational, scientific and cultural ties.
In their statement, the EU also urged Israel to halt settlement construction, while encouraging the rebuilding of illegal Palestinian schools.
"De facto freeze" would affect Gilo, Har Homa and Pisgat Zeev.
Helene Le Gal condemns Settlements Bill, denouncing it as a unilateral decision made by Israel that serves as yet another roadblock to the two-state solution.
Move seen as attempt to get off on ‘right foot’ with Trump
“The Government of Israel condemns the french government decision to implement European Commission directives regarding Israel products originating beyond the Green Line."