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Israel risks losing EU research funding over settlements

JERUSALEM — Europe’s tough new stance against Jewish settlements could cost Israel hundreds of millions of dollars in European Union research grants, putting a hefty price tag on its refusal to stop building on land Palestinians want for a state.

Deputy Foreign Minister Zeev Elkin suggested Friday Israel would forgo the money rather than accept a new EU-mandated caveat that any partnership deals with Israel do not apply to the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem, lands Israel captured in 1967.

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