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Israeli soldier next to anti-Palestinian signs in Hebron, a flashpoint location in the Israeli-occupied West Bank (Photo: Rosie Gabrielle)

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EU urged to tackle 'psychology' of Arab-Israeli conflict

by Andrew Rettman, Prague and Brussels,

It's a good time for France and the EU to restart the Arab-Israeli peace process, a leading US expert says. But for Alon Ben-Meir they'll fail if they don't first change the "psychology" of the conflict.

The French foreign minister on Monday (14 March) in Brussels briefed EU colleagues on France’s new Arab-Israeli project.

Jean-Marc Ayrault told press that he will “explain” to his EU counterparts “the method that we propose - to create a political consensus for two states, Pales...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Israeli soldier next to anti-Palestinian signs in Hebron, a flashpoint location in the Israeli-occupied West Bank (Photo: Rosie Gabrielle)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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