Following an armed conflict between Israel and Gaza between December 2008 and January 2009, the Arab Group refused to meet at a high level, thus blocking all ministerial meetings scheduled for the first half of 2009.  The refusal of Arab foreign ministers to meet with their Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman also led to the cancellation of two foreign ministers` meetings in November 2009 and June 2010.  The sectoral meetings of the Union for the Mediterranean have also been influenced by Israel`s relations with the Palestinian civilian population under its control. . . .