Israel protests EU expansion of Green Line boycott

The European Union has added the town of Modiin-Maccabim Reut near Ben-Gurion International Airport to its list of settlements whose export products are ineligible for tax breaks. Its inclusion stretches the EU’s boycott area westward and cuts into Israel’s narrow coastal strip. Israel says the EU’s unilateral definition of “the State of Israel” is in breach of signed trade contracts and in any case unacceptable. The town of Modiin was established on a strip of land designated “no-man’s land” in the post-1948 Arab-Israel war armistice.

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