European Union foreign ministers are set to discuss U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East proposal in a Monday meeting, where they are expected to deliberate any measures against the plan.
Israeli ambassadors in Europe have been working over the past week with various foreign ministries in an attempt to prevent any harsh statements or proposals at Monday's meeting, sources with knowledge of the talks told Haaretz.
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Some EU officials have strongly criticized Trump's plan since its release last month, and Israel now hopes to prevent a formal rejection of it.
Some eastern European nations have backed Israel in similar instances in the past, and Israel hopes support on their part would block any such move.
Sources said that Israeli diplomats have told their European counterparts Israel is willing to renew negotiations with the Palestinians, and argued that any official EU stance against Trump's proposal would only block attempts to bring Palestinian leaders to the table.
Israeli diplomats noted that even some Arab states haven't condemned the plan.
Earlier this month, the EU's top diplomat said that Washington's plan "challenges many of the internationally agreed parameters" for ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.