Rift Over Horizon 2020 Netanyahu Orders Additional Talks With EU Over Scientific Cooperation Pact

After late-night discussion with ministers, Netanyahu tells diplomats to work toward compromise; Top Foreign Ministry officials stake out firm position: Don't sign deal as is.

Following two emergency meetings to discuss the rift with the European Union over the Horizon 2020 scientific cooperation initiative, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided overnight Monday to continue seeking a compromise that would enable Israel to sign the pact.