The results of the Israeli elections are far more complex than a referendum on the peace process. Netanyahu campaigned on maintaining and implementing the Oslo agreement and so a vote for him is not a vote against the peace process. In the Knesset elections parties supporting the Oslo agreement won 64 seats out of 120.
In these circumstances the international community, including the European Union, has a major responsibility to act in every way to strengthen the dynamic towards peace in the region. This must mean increased economic assistance and diplomatic relations with the Palestinian National Authority and a creative relationship with the new Israeli government.
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