Holly, I just wanted to make sure you saw this post on the news section. Is isn't a news link, it is the 2007-2013 Strategy Paper for Israel. Is the ENPI 2007-2013 spoken about on the home page of the website? Maybe it is. Thanks for your time. The post is below.
Holly, I also read it this summer in the ENP and ENPI documents, 2007-2013 Israel Strategic Paper, I have linked some excerpts below.
Reading throught the documents also helped me understand the EU's position regarding the human rights situation of the Palestinian's and the fence which is not being built and them not wanting Israel to cut off electricity to Gaza Strip recently.
http://ec.europa.eu/world/enp/pdf/count ... ael_en.pdf
"Relations between the EU and Israel are also part of the Union’s wider efforts to contribute to a resolution of the Middle East conflict. The achievement of lasting peace in the Middle East is a central aim of the EU, whose main objective is a two-State solution leading to a final and comprehensive settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict based on implementation of the Road Map, with Israel and a democratic, viable, peaceful and sovereign Palestinian State living side-by-side in peace within secure and recognised borders and enjoying normal relations with their neighbours."
"The resurgence of suicide bombings since the beginning of the second Intifada in September 2000 is a matter of the highest security concern for Israel. Some of the measures taken by Israel in response to this situation have been criticised by the UN and the EU as disproportionate or incompatible with its obligations under international law, inter alia in the latter’s recent General Affairs and External Relations Council conclusions. In the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, concerns have also
been expressed with regard to the human rights situation. Israel is constructing a separation barrier whose purpose, according to the government, is to protect the Israeli population against terrorist attacks. The route of the barrier has been criticized by the EU, as it is built partially on occupied Palestinian land; Israel has made some adjustments to the route of the barrier in response to the High Court ruling that the barrier should take into account humanitarian needs of the
Palestinians, the impact of which on the humanitarian situation has been limited."
http://ec.europa.eu/world/enp/documents_en.htm I found the strategic paper under the documents section.