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EU officials find common ground with Naftali Bennett

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In July last year, the EU's High Representative Josep Borrell penned a brief blog warning against Israel's annexation of the occupied West Bank. "As someone with a personal connection to the region, I have emphasised, both in my private conversations with Israeli leaders and in public, that annexation would put at risk good cooperation with Israel," he wrote.

Less than a year later, with the former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu now leading the opposition, annexation seems to have receded further behind the scenes as far as EU officials are concerned. Congratulations poured in for new Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, an advocate of annexation long before the Trump administration made such colonialism possible. Casting aside his previous concerns, Borrell tweeted that he also congratulated Israel's alternate Prime Minister Yair Lapid. Partnership, security, and peace, according to Borrell, are common ground for EU-Israel relations. With no connection to the Palestinian question, we presume.

Not to be outdone, the EU's Special Envoy for the Middle East Peace Process, snubbed recently by Israel on account of Borrell's remarks during the latest aggression against........

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