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        12/4/2012, Kislev 20, 5773

      Report: Europe Understands Israel had No Choice

      European leaders sought to examine the resilience of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu during the last 24 hours, when they sent him threats through Israeli media about undermining their relationships with him, according to diplomatic sources, cited Tuesday morning by Kol Yisrael government radio. Britain and France summoned Israel's ambassadors over plans to construct new housing beyond the 1949 cease-fire lines.

      A senior diplomatic source said that Europe understands that Israel had no choice but to react the way it did to the unilateral Palestinian Authority step of winning non-member state status at the United Nations. The source added that the current argument is not about the reaction but about the extent of the reaction.