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        12/10/2012, Kislev 26, 5773

      FM: Blame the PA, Not Judea and Samaria Communities


      Israel's Foreign Ministry office responded today to a statement made by foreign ministers from the European Union who claimed that the peace process is stalled due to construction in Judea and Samaria, saying, "Jewish settlement has never been a barrier to peace. There is no backlash for the Palestinian refusal to negotiate and their lack of willingness to recognize Israel as a Jewish state. The European position rewards stubborness (and refusals to negotiate), as proven by Abbas's speech."