It has been reported that EU Foreign Ministers have become exasperated with Israel over the building of illegal homes/settlements in East Jerusalem. The Foreign Ministers have stated that if Israel was to continue to build illegal homes in East Jerusalem that they would recall EU ambassadors followed by the possibility of implementing sanctions against the state of Israel.
There has been a strong move between European union member nations to recognise the state of Palestine and to get the peace process back on track. Sweden has already officially recognised Palestine as a state while the UK Parliament recognised the state of Palestine in a symbolic vote. Israel has said that such moves are pushing the peace process backwards.