Israel fears this initiative because Israel prefers the "status quo" of the past 20 years. Negotiations that in the end lead nowhere, and in the meantime, Israel can continue to further cement its illegal settlement activity in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. How dare the Europeans interfere with this Israeli plan to expand its borders and ethnically cleanse East Jerusalem???
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from the article: EU initiative: Recognition of Palestinian state by next year