Furious Europe Rips Israel Over New Settlements
UK, France, Sweden summon ambassadors to express displeasure
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 3, 2012 8:17 AM CST
The E1 project at the Jewish West Bank settlement of Maaleh Adumim, near east Jerusalem, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.   (Ariel Schalit)

(Newser) – Israel's decision to approve 3,000 new homes on occupied territory is drawing sharp condemnation from European allies, with at least three governments summoning ambassadors to express their disapproval of an action they say undermines an already troubled peace process. Israeli envoys were called out in France, Britain, and Sweden, while Germany said the decision would hurt Israel's ability to negotiate a long-term peace agreement.

France also sent a letter to the Israeli government calling the settlement decision "a considerable obstacle to the two-state solution," because it would dash the hopes of a contiguous Palestinian state.

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jagerhans
Dec 3, 2012 6:50 PM CST
i think israel shall invade Poland someday.
BrushMan
Dec 3, 2012 4:18 PM CST
In many respects, the cause of anti-Semitism is Semitism. Such a self-righteous, superior, condescending attitude mimics that of their oppressors through the centuries. At the turn of the 20th Century (and many times before) millions of Jews were dispossessed; literally "thrown out into the frost." And now they are doing the same to their Arab brothers. What a strange world this is.
Observer
Dec 3, 2012 3:51 PM CST
Good! Cut off all of their subsidies and weapons shipments. They would cave in a few months and be a third rate shit hole like Gaza.