Israeli entities and activities in the West Bank, eastern Jerusalem and the Golan Heights are ineligible for European Union grants and prizes under new guidelines adopted by the European Commission.
Even Europe had to admit that the Mecca agreement fell short on all three counts.
That left European officials with a dilemma: Should they continue to boycott the P.A. government or fudge Europe's conditions enough so it can argue that the new P.A. government has met them?