Netanyahu to Ashton: Planned EU Statement on Israeli-Palestinian Peace Will Impede Kerry's Attempts to Restart Talks

Version of statement supported by France and Britain criticizes Israel for continued settlement construction and calls for forcing labels on products from West Bank settlements when marketed in Europe.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has appealed to EU foreign policy chief Christine Ashton to withhold a planned joint statement by the 27 foreign ministers of the EU member states, during their meeting Monday. The statement would condemn Israel for construction in

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