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Jan 22, 2014

EU warns Israel, Palestinians of the cost of peace failure

JERUSALEM, Jan 22 (Reuters) – Both sides of
Israeli-Palestinian peace talks risk paying a high price in
losing European Union trade and aid if negotiations collapse,
the EU ambassador to Israel said on Wednesday.

For long seen as a “payer not a player” in the region, the
European Union has started making clear that its role as
Israel’s biggest trade partner and the Palestinians’ largest
donor should not be taken for granted.

Jan 21, 2014
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Jan 20, 2014

Warnings of economic boycott rile Israeli minister

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Economy Minister Naftali Bennett dismissed on Monday a growing chorus of alarm that Israeli business will face international isolation if peace talks with the Palestinians fail.

Indicating rising friction within the government, Bennett urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to ignore the warnings, saying an independent Palestine would become a haven for militants and represent a serious threat to Israeli stability.

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      "Crispian Balmer is bureau chief for Israel and the Palestinian Territories. In 20 years with Reuters he has reported from more than 20 countries, covering everything from Hurricane Katrina to the Tsunami and the Balkans conflict. Previous assignments included lengthy spells as chief correspondent in Paris and Rome."
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