Euroweenies spend three pages condemning Israel over E-1, remember Meshaal's genocidal statement in last paragraph
At the last minute, Germany and the Czech Republic managed to push through an amendment to a three-page condemnation of Israel building in E-1 that inserted one paragraph condemning Khaled Meshaal's call for genocide in Gaza on Saturday. And even that was nearly foiled by Denmark, Finland, Portugal and Ireland
According to an Israel Radio report
Wednesday, Denmark, Finland, Portugal and Ireland pressured European
foreign ministers to condemn Israel solely for its E1 settlement
construction plan at a meeting of the body’s foreign council Monday.
In the end, the statement included a brief
rebuke of Hamas’s call for Israel’s destruction, after an 11th-hour
intervention by Germany and the Czech Republic, Israel Radio reported.
Israeli leaders slammed the EU statement, with
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying that Europe’s lack of a strong
condemnation of Hamas was a “deafening silence.”
“We can’t accept that, when Jews build homes
in [Israel's] ancient capital, the international community has no
problem finding its voice, but when Palestinian leaders openly call for
the destruction of Israel, the one and only Jewish state, the world is
silent,” Netanyahu said.
The three-page EU statement was almost solely
concentrated on condemnation for Israel’s plan to expand settlement
building, including in the sensitive E1 corridor east of the capital.
“The European Union is deeply dismayed by and
strongly opposes Israeli plans to expand settlements in the West Bank,
including in East Jerusalem, and in particular plans to develop the E1
area,” the union’s Foreign Affairs Council said after the Monday
In the penultimate paragraph
of its condemnation of Israel, the group said that “The EU finds
inflammatory statements by Hamas leaders that deny Israel’s right to
exist unacceptable. The European Union will never cease its efforts to
combat terrorism which seeks to undermine the openness and tolerance of
societies through indiscriminate acts of violence against civilians.”
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle on
Wednesday acknowledged that his country was responsible for inserting
the condemnation of Hamas into the EU statement. “We absolutely condemn
the statements by Hamas leader Mashaal. Anyone who questions the right
of Israel to exist can not be a partner for peace talks. Mashaal’s
public pronouncements demonstrate to the world how justified Israel’s
security concerns are,” he said.
The French Foreign Ministry on Wednesday
further condemned Israel’s publication of a tender for the construction
of an additional 92 apartment units in the West Bank settlement of
Things have changed a little in Germany, which for now, at least, will not lead an anti-Semitic charge. And the Czech Republic has now assumed the role of our one true friend in Europe. But things haven't changed much at all in the rest of Europe since the Middle Ages. Europe is as Jew-hating as always and judges Jews by the same double standard as always.
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