If the Europeans really wanted to solve the 'occupation' problem
Since Europe has shown itself to be consumed with concern about the 'occupation,' despite all the other problems in the world, perhaps they wish to solve some of the other 'occupation' views to show that they are obsessed with 'occupation' and not with Jews
report was compiled in the European Commission's Middle East department
headed by Christian Berger, an Austrian diplomat who for the past few
years was the EU envoy in the Palestinian territories. That is also,
presumably, where he learned to be objective.
Berger does not
understand how grand old Europe is unable to cast influence on the most
important conflict in the world. He is surely wondering how the EU,
which gives so much money to the region, does not receive anything in
return. "We want to influence, not just spend," he is probably saying to
himself. He is forgetting, however, that Israel does not only receive,
but also pays partner fees for research and development projects. It is
the other side which only receives money.
Monday, the EU's foreign ministers are expected to meet again. The Czech
Republic, Holland, Germany, Bulgaria and Romania are likely to question
whether this was a smart move considering Kerry's current push in the
region. In contrast, countries like Sweden, Belgium, Ireland, Austria
and Spain are expected to welcome the policy.
decided to solve "the occupation problem." We can suggest to him that on
Monday he also take a swing at solving Turkish-occupied northern
Cyprus; Moroccan-occupied Western Sahara; the Nagorno-Karabakh region in
Azerbaijan that is occupied by Armenia; Russia, which is occupying
South Ossetia and Abkhazia in Georgia; the Japanese-occupied Coral
Islands; not to mention the significant Russian settlement between
Poland and Latvia, known as Kaliningrad.
We also have not
forgotten Russia's military occupation in portions of the Finnish
Karelia province. And China occupies Tibet and Indonesia occupies West
Papua, and Pakistan refuses to accept Indian sovereignty in Kashmir.
We have yet to mention
the issues that the EU does find interesting: The Falkland Islands
(British) dispute with Argentina; the problems in New Caledonia
(France); British control of Gibraltar on Spanish soil; the residents of
Greenland, who seek independence from Denmark; and also Morocco's
frustration at Spain, which controls two cities on Moroccan soil, Ceuta
and Melia, as if Morocco was still part of Spain.
Oh, wait. It's not about 'occupation.' It's about the Jews. Europe hasn't changed much in the last 70 years, has it?
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