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Faaborg-Andersen: Israel faces danger of full isolation if peace talks collapse

The EU's ambassador to Israel, Lars Faaborg-Andersen, warned on Monday that Israel would find itself in complete isolation should the peace talks with the Palestinians collapse.

In an interview with Israel's Channel 2 television, Faaborg-Andersen pointed out that the potential scale of an economic boycott is not only shaped by the policies of European governments, but also, and more importantly, the measures taken by private organisations and firms.

Andersen cited the decision of some pension funds, insurance companies and banks to boycott relations with Israel on the basis of its continued expansion of the settlements.

Israel's settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territories are illegal according to international law, and the international community widely views the continued construction of settlements as a threat to peace.

The ambassador reiterated that the EU does not have the power to influence the individual decisions of these private organisations and firms.

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