Israeli officials bemoan EU’s marking of parts of Modi’in as settlement
Sources fear move could encourage a general European boycott of products from the city, and even turn Modi’in into a flashpoint of diplomatic controversy.
The European Union's decision to classify parts of the Modi'in-Reut-Maccabim as settlements and to deprive it of tax benefits has caused an uproar among officials in Jerusalem. Foreign Ministry officials claim that surprise move came after the EU unilaterally pulled out of negotiations that have been conducted on the matter, with Israeli officials fearing that the move will encourage a European ban on...
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