EU Putting Pressure on Israel For Two-State Solution

Laura Rozen reports.

The Israeli response near the end of the article is, unsurprisingly, pretty non-accommodating. But the reason why the EU taking a strong stand on this makes me hopeful is because it puts Israel on the spot and allows the United States room to play the “good cop”–taking advantage of our position as a close ally to Israel to appear as if we’re arbitrating between their demands and the demands of the international community while, hopefully, prodding the Netanyahu government into, hopefully, a more conciliatory position. With a little covert coordination between the EU and the US, and a lot of persistence, it might be one of the better shots we’ve got right now.

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