YNetNews By: News agencies, Moran Azulay


Relations between Jerusalem and Brussels are now ‘close and friendly’ after Israel receives assurances settlement product labeling ‘is not a political step to determine future borders or to boycott Israel.’


Relations between Israel and the European Union are “close and friendly” again after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke by phone with EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini on Friday.


The two “agreed that relations between the two sides should be conducted in an atmosphere of confidence and mutual respect,” the Foreign Ministry said.


Tensions between Israel and the EU arose in November over the bloc’s decision to label West Bank exports, leading Jerusalem to suspended contacts with EU officials on the political process with the Palestinians to protest the move, which it said is discriminatory.


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