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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Europe whines

In response to Europe's attempt to impose the 1949 armistice lines on the State of Israel, Israel has stopped cooperating with European projects to benefit the 'Palestinians' in Judea and Samaria, effectively cutting off those projects. In response, Europe is whining.
The Israeli official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon had decided to suspend contacts with the EU in the West Bank.
Ya'alon has "frozen projects, canceled meetings, curtailed coordination and permits for Europe's operations" for Palestinians living in what is known as Area C, a West Bank area fully administered by Israel, he said.
In Brussels, Maja Kocijancic, spokeswoman for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, said: "The EU is concerned by reports in the Israeli media that the Israeli Minister of Defense has announced a number of restrictions affecting EU activities supporting the Palestinian people."
"We have not received any official communication from the Israeli authorities. Our delegations on the spot are seeking urgent clarifications," Kocijancic added.
A Western diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that due to the Israeli measures, several European humanitarian aid staff had failed to receive permits to enter the Palestinian-ruled Gaza Strip.
It's about time. The Europeans are attempting to promote 'Palestinian' projects in Area C so that Israel cannot point to the overwhelming majority of the area's residents being Jews. This perhaps sums it up best:
An Israeli official said on Friday the Jewish state was compelled to respond to the EU's decision "to sanction or boycott the settlements".
"From our standpoint we cannot just ignore this or treat spitting in our face as though it is rain," the official said.
This is long overdue. 

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At 9:16 AM, Blogger Shy Guy said...

Wow! Stupid Jews still have an ounce of common sense. Who knew?!

At 10:27 AM, Blogger houdini said...

Many in E.U. politics and civil society have helped to create and maintain these demonic views of Israel. This brings us back to the recent E.U. directive. This anti-Israel measure hardly received reactions in Europe. This shows that a circular process is going on. The E.U. helps to create a widespread, very negative atmosphere about Israel and in such an environment it can take further discriminatory measures against it, which stimulate these negative views.

The E.U decision is also legally doubtful. My colleague at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Ambassador Alan Baker has summed this up in a paper. There are flawed legal and political European assumptions concerning the status of the pre-1967 armistice lines as Israel’s border and the illegality of Israel’s settlements. He also points out that the current European position negates the E.U. commitments as a signatory and witness to the Oslo Accords. It has undertaken not to undermine negotiation issues concerning final status of the territories, borders, settlements, Jerusalem and so on.



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