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Friday, July 18, 2008

The EU on the 'Palestinians:' 'Not In My Back Yard'

The EU seems to have caught the NIMBY (NotInMyBackYard) syndrome when it comes to the 'Palestinians.' Israeli leftist Yossi Beilin is taking a survey in which he asks countries, "let's just say that tomorrow morning there's a 'settlement' between Israel and the 'Palestinians' that does not include a 'right of return' for 'Palestinians' to annihilate Israel demographically. And let's say - let's just say - that there are 'Palestinians' who don't want to live in their current Arab countries, who would like to go to a third country. In those highly theoretical circumstances, how many 'Palestinians' would you take?

Here's Europe's response:
Beilin said that Europeans have never given a "clear picture" of how many refugees - if any - they would be willing to absorb as part of a future peace accord, and that no "affirmative answer" has been received on the issue until now.

EU spokeswoman Christina Gallach said Thursday that it was premature to respond to such a proposal at this time.

"This is not something that has entered into the pipelines of practical considerations, and I am not aware of specific discussion of this issue," she said in a telephone interview from Brussels.

"The EU will be ready to continue to contribute in a clear manner to the final status of peace agreement as negotiations continue," she said.
She obfuscates just like Billy Jeff Clinton, doesn't she?


At 7:23 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Carl - if the Europeans don't want them, why should Israel? And the Israeli Left has never given a good reason why Israel must make all the concessions rather than the other way around - to people who consider the Jews to have no rights whatsoever - not even the elementary to right to live! They should ask Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev how Arab hospitality worked out so well for them!

At 8:14 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Gee... they don't want them either?

Now why on earth would that be?

At 9:49 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Kranky, why should savage beasts receive the trappings of nationhood? A civilized people constitutes a culture and a nation. That's exactly what the Palestinians aren't.


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