The Israeli authorities have decided that they will not host the head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, on an official visit, the source said. The Jerusalem Post. This is how they reacted to his article in Project Syndicate, in which the diplomat drew parallels between the actions of Palestinian radicals and Israeli security officials. According to an Israeli newspaper, Mr. Borrell is not banned from private trips to the country.
Jerusalem publicly criticized Mr. Borrell for his position. Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen in a telephone conversation said that the comparisons used by the European diplomat are inadmissible. “There is no room for comparison or attempts to strike a false ‘balance’ between Israeli victims of terror and Palestinian terrorists backed by the Palestinian Authority. EU interference in Israeli domestic politics and funding of Palestinian entities engaged in incitement and payments to the families of terrorists must be stopped,” the Israeli minister said. His words are quoted in site Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The head of the department also criticized Mr. Borrell for constantly making comparisons “between Palestinian terror and Israeli efforts to combat terrorism.”
Eli Cohen in a conversation with Josep Borrell noted that the EU is a strategic partner of Israel. Jerusalem hopes that Brussels will take a “different approach” that will be welcomed by Israel.
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