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Monday, March 29, 2010

Could the EU be Cooking Up Another Diplomatic Crisis?

In a bizarre twist to the United States and Israeli reported heated meeting last week, the European Union now wants to know from Israel what transpired behind close doors.

Oren's laconic retelling of Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Washington, revealing no details of the prime minister's meetings, roused the ire of the other ambassadors, who said they were not kept abreast of events and so could not represent Israel adequately regarding the dispute with the United States.
"Is a serious Israel-EU crisis in the works?" By Barak Ravid and Anshel Pfeffer

What would benefit the EU if they knew of the details of that meeting? And why are they are all in uproar if Israel is not ready to tell them the whole story? Why don't they pressure the US to tell all if they really want to know the facts behind it?

Are world leaders conspiring to strip Israel of any bargaining chip when or if it ever comes to the discussion table with the Palestinians? It seems all of them are on a mission to divide Jerusalem including the once friendly White House.