On Monday, the EU accused Israel of subverting the Middle East peace process by building in east Jerusalem. Despite the fact that the Quartet has called on Israelis and Palestinians to resume peace talks without preconditions, the EU alleged that construction “runs counter to ... the Quartet’s efforts to restart negotiations”. As well as being untrue, this accusation will provide the Palestinian Authority with yet another excuse not to come to the table. Unless Britain wishes to remain complicit in the perpetuation of this conflict, we must leave the EU and pursue our own foreign policy instead.
JACOB CAMPBELL, York
Press Officer, UKIP Friends of Israel