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EU Vows It Will Help With Mideast Peace

EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana wrapped up a stormy two-day visit to Israel on Friday by saying Europe will play a role in Mideast peacemaking — whether Israel likes it or not. Israeli officials, infuriated by Europe’s support for a U.N. General Assembly resolution calling for the demolition of Israel’s West Bank barrier, have blasted the European Union and given Solana a frosty reception. A scheduled meeting between Solana and Vice Premier Ehud Olmert was canceled at the request of the Foreign Ministry. Other talks took place “in the shadow of Europe’s vote,” Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said.Full Story

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