(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)
For anyone who deals in reality, there is not the slightest doubt that the
Modi'in, Maccabim and Re'ut localities are an integral part of Israel, and their
future is not in question.
The EU ignores reality when it extends the domain of conflict to places and
issues that do not belong there. As for the other locations mentioned in the EU
list, the European approach, though not new, is not acceptable in Israel's view,
and it is being addressed through ongoing diplomatic engagement.
Remarkably, by the unilateral publication of the locations list on the internet, the EU has
unacceptably cut off a negotiating process regarding this very issue. This
action, conducted "ex abrupto", has therefore been the object of an official
protest lodged by the Mission of Israel in Brussels to the European Union.