The EU heads of mission in Jerusalem and Ramallah annually produce an end-of-year report on Israeli activities in East Jerusalem for the EU's Political and Security Committee. Though classified as secret, the reports are invariably leaked and widely circulated for the useful historical overview and update they provide on Israel's illegal settlement activity and efforts to Judaize Jerusalem. Unusually this year, Annex 2 of the report, which contains the heads of mission recommendations on steps the EU should take in the coming year to reinforce its longstanding policy on Jerusalem, was also leaked, and attracted particular notice for their somewhat undiplomatic and even confrontational nature.

The main “Jerusalem Report 2010” restates the base EU's policy as last reiterated on 8 December 2009: (1) “the EU will not recognize any changes to the pre-1967 borders including with regard to Jerusalem, other than those agreed by the parties”; (2) negotiations must “resolve the status of Jerusalem as the future capital of two states”; and (3) Israel must “immediately end all settlement activities in East Jerusalem, which the EU considers illegal under international law” and “cease all discriminatory treatment of Palestinians in East Jerusalem.”The full text of the “Jerusalem Report 2010” and the recommendations reproduced below are available on the Jerusalem Media and Communication Center Web site at

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