Mogherini took over as foreign policy chief for the 28-nation European Union in November and visited Israel and the Palestinian territories shortly afterwards, saying she wanted to make a priority of pushing forward the Middle East peace process.
She has been criticized by some in Israel for her vocal insistence that a two-state solution is the only way forward and for her condemnation of Israeli settlement-building.
Mogherini said in March that the European Union was committed to re-launching the peace process, shortly after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won re-election. “We are at a crucial moment, with many threats all over the Middle East.
“The EU staunchly supports a peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, in the interest of the Israeli people, of the Palestinian people and of the whole region. We are at your side, you can count on us,” Mogherini assured, calling on a “bold leadership” to reach “a comprehensive, stable and viable settlement of a conflict that has already deprived too many generations of peace and security.”