Europe planning to blackmail Israel regardless of who wins the electionsplanning to blackmail Israel big time in March regardless of which side wins our upcoming elections.
Ariel Kahane reports in today’s edition of Makor Rishon that the European Union is preparing to impose a series of heavy sanctions against Israel to be rolled out after the March elections.What could go wrong?
The sanctions would impact not only Israeli business economic activity with the European Union that involves Israeli manufacturers located beyond the ’67 line (including eastern Jerusalem) but also trade activity in general and other facets of economic interaction between the EU and Israel. In addition, the EU would take an aggressive role supporting Palestinian legal action against Israel as well as other diplomatic activity against the Jewish State.
It is important to note that, according to Kahane, the election of a left wing government would not take these plans off the table.
In the event that Herzog becomes prime minister, the EU would give the newly elected Israeli government a few months to make enough “progress” in its negotiations with the Palestinians to justify indefinitely postponing the sanctions.
Put another way: the sanction would not be imposed only as long as the EU would remain satisfied with the pace that Herzog walks down the gangplank.
Shabbat Shalom everyone!