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Trading Away Peace, report

Trading Away Peace, report

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Published by Ronnie Barkan
Trading Away Peace: How Europe helps sustain illegal Israeli settlements

Executive Summary:
The European Union’s position is absolutely clear: Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory are “illegal
under international law, constitute an obstacle to peace and threaten to make a two-state solution impossible”.1 Yet this
report shows how European policy helps sustain the settlements. It reveals that the EU imports approximately fifteen times more from the illegal settlements than from the Palestinians themselves.
Trading Away Peace: How Europe helps sustain illegal Israeli settlements

Executive Summary:
The European Union’s position is absolutely clear: Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory are “illegal
under international law, constitute an obstacle to peace and threaten to make a two-state solution impossible”.1 Yet this
report shows how European policy helps sustain the settlements. It reveals that the EU imports approximately fifteen times more from the illegal settlements than from the Palestinians themselves.

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Published by: Ronnie Barkan on Oct 30, 2012
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Trading away Peace:
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Trading away Peace:H ep hp t  i ttmt3
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recycled bres. Printed with inks based on vegetal oil,without IP alcohol, without solventsCover Photo: A view of the settlement of Modi’in Illit,built on lands taken from the neighbouring Palestinian villages.Eduardo Soteras/Activestills.org
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oreword
H v  b
i  1993, i  ppt eucmm  ext rt.it   tm  hp  mtt i  th Pt,mth  th   tho a.
 Almost 20 years have passed since the Oslo Accords were signed – and peace in the Middle East seems more remote than ever.That no comprehensive peace has been achieved is due to a
numb f asns. Th stagnatin f th ac css canntb attibut t a singl fact.
However, one of the main reasons – I would say the decisive
n – is Isal’s incssant sttlmnt licy in th Wst Bank an
East Jerusalem. In recent years, this policy has been preventingthe resumption of meaningful peace negotiations. But its negativeimpact goes much further: it threatens the viability of the two-statesolution and thus the very feasibility of peace.
duing th ast cas, th eU has cnsistntly citiciz
and condemned the settlement policy. Dozens of ofcial EUstatements and positions reafrm the illegality of the settlements
un intnatinal law an ga thm as maj bstacls tac. ratly, th eU has stss that it will nt cgnisany unilatal changs t th -1967 bs, incluing withga t Jusalm. As sttlmnt cnstuctin has cntinu an acclat,
however, we Europeans have failed to move from words to action.So far, we have refrained from deploying our considerable politicaland economic leverage vis-à-vis Israel to contain developments onthe ground that contradict our basic values and that undermine our 
statgic intsts. As th winw f tunity f ac btwn Isal anth palstinians is clsing bf u ys, th eU nw facsa funamntal challng an ssibly last chanc t tanslat
its principled positions into effective action. If Europe wants topreserve the two-state solution, it must act without delay and take
th la.This gunbaking t suggsts hw th eU cul  s. It
identies concrete measures that the EU and its 27 member states
shul at t st cibility t th eU’s sitins an cntain
the settlement policy. At the highest level, they deserve serious
cnsiatin.I am f th inin that ths masus, ict nly at illgalsttlmnts utsi Isal’s cgnis bs,  nt cnstitut
an anti-Israel agenda. On the contrary, the preservation of the two-
stat slutin, in accanc with intnatinal law, shul b snas a cntibutin t Isal’s scuity an lgitimacy.
Hans van den Broek
Fm Minist f Fign Affais f th Nthlans (1982-1993)an fm eU Cmmissin f extnal rlatins (1993-1999)
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