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  11/17/2013, Kislev 14, 5774

EU to Decide on Rewriting of BDS Guidelines Tomorrow


The European Union is expected tomorrow (Monday) to decide whether or not to rewrite its guidelines which instruct any business arrangements between parties must include a paragraph stating that Judea and Samaria, East Jerusalem and the Goland Heights are not considered part of the State of Israel.

The ordinance would only go into affect in November of 2014, however this week the EU must decide whether to sign an agreement with Israel for cooperation in scientific research and development if they should insist upon the exclusion of Judea and Samaria, or omit Israel from continued participation this important program. 

Israel is convinced that all "the technical details and most of the legal issues have been agreed upon already", and that legal arrangements had been found to circumvent the complications.