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Europe must act in curbing Israel

Benjamin Netanyahu's declaration, as reported in Haaretz, that "there will be no Palestinian state if I win" shows his duplicity at the Kerry peace talks.

The US has made huge, honest efforts to achieve peace and its failure leaves only Europe to bring pressure for change.

We need to ensure discrimination against Palestinians ends, by insisting that the same visa requirements are put in place as for Israelis. Second, access of Israeli companies to the EU market should be curtailed, by the suspension of the associate status on human rights grounds.

Then, if that does not lead to real negotiations, sanctions. Sanctions were instituted when Putin nabbed Crimea; Netanyahu is doing the same in the West Bank and must be stopped.

PETER DOWNEY

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