Two blasts in Cairo this morning — one at police HQ, one outside a metro station. Death toll put at five so far.
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.
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.