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  12/10/2012, Kislev 26, 5773

EU Foreign Ministers to Discuss E-1 Building Plans

Israel's plans to accelerate construction in the E-1 corridor between Jerusalem and the eastern suburb of Ma'aleh Adumim are on the agenda of a Monday-morning meeting of European Union foreign ministers in Brussels. Sources in Jerusalem believe the ministers will condemn Israel but not reach a decision on practical steps against the Jewish state.

Kol Yisrael government radio reports that Germany will try to soften the language of the resolution. It is unclear what position the representatives from Britain and France will take.