Israel lashes out at Josep Borrell for his position on the Gaza conflict

Israel lashes out at Josep Borrell for his position on the Gaza conflict

In the latest news, Israel has shown its strong rejection of the EU High Representative for Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell, for his position on the Gaza conflict.

Israeli diplomacy considers that Borrell has sided with the Palestinians and no longer considers him a valid interlocutor of the European bloc in the Middle East conflict. Moreover, Israel has decided not to accept Borrell’s proposed peace plan which seeks to promote a two-state solution in Israel and Palestine with the help of the international community.

Israeli reaction

According to official Israeli sources, Israel has lost confidence in Borrell and does not consider him a balanced EU interlocutor. Indignation on the Israeli side has been growing due to Borrell’s statements and actions in recent months.

Benjamin Netanyahu’s government had been silent until now, but has been taking note of what it sees as an increasing departure from the tone of the head of European diplomacy.

Borrell’s statements

One of the statements that has most irritated Israel is Borrell’s claim that Israel has financed Hamas. According to sources consulted, these statements were taken out of context and were actually statements by Prime Minister Netanyahu.

Borrell has also been criticized for his ironic attitude during a press conference following a meeting of foreign ministers in Brussels. His comments on the presentation of long-range projects by Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz were not well received by Israel.

Borrell’s position

Prior to the Israeli reaction, Borrell again defended the two-state solution and stated that Israel cannot have a veto over the creation of a Palestinian state. According to Borrell, further talks and discussions are needed to find ways to implement a solution.

However, Israel considers that Borrell has taken the Palestinian side and no longer represents the EU line in the Middle East conflict.

Initiative of the President of the European Commission

In Israel, the initiative of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, who rushed to the country after the Hamas terrorist attack, has been appreciated. However, this position, considered to be biased towards Israel, was criticized by other EU partners who called for the military response deployed in Gaza to respect international law.

Conclusions

Israel has lashed out at Josep Borrell for his position on the Gaza conflict. Israeli diplomacy considers that Borrell has sided with the Palestinians and no longer considers him a balanced EU interlocutor in the Middle East conflict.

Moreover, Israel will not accept Borrell’s proposed peace plan that seeks to promote a two-state solution in Israel and Palestine. This situation has generated tensions between Israel and the EU, although Israel assures that it will maintain its good relations with the bloc.

The search for a solution to the Middle East conflict continues, and further dialogue and discussion is needed to find ways to implement a lasting and just solution.