Their policy is a continuation of longstanding British-European actions which support Arabs and undermine Jewish sovereignty.The European Union has recommended that its 27 member states "prevent" all financial transactions that support Israel's settlement activities in the West Bank.In its Jerusalem Report 2012, an internal report written by the EU mission heads in Jerusalem and Ramallah, the European Union suggested that member states "prevent, discourage and raise awareness about problematic implications of financial transactions, including foreign direct investments, from within the EU in support of settlement activities, infrastructure and services," the French news agency AFP reported.
Going back almost a century, from the establishment of the British Mandate to facilitate a Jewish State and the rise of Nazi Germany, there has always been more sympathy and support for Arabs here than for Jews. It's too bad that our leaders, the politicians, media and academics, refuse to see the Europeans and British for what they always have been-- anti-Semites.
No great surprise that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has made a strong impressive statement claiming outrage etc against the EU policy decision.
PM Netanyahu Comments on Intention to Add Conditions on Contacts between the EU and Israel in the Future
(Communicated by the Prime Minister's Media Adviser)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, this afternoon (Tuesday, 16 July 2013), in his Jerusalem office, held consultations with Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, Economy Minister Naftali Bennett and Deputy Foreign Minister Zeev Elkin in wake of the intention to add conditions to contacts between the EU and the State of Israel in the future.
Prime Minister Netanyahu said, "I would expect those who truly want peace and stability in the region would discuss this issue after solving more urgent regional problems such as the civil war in Syria or Iran's race to achieve nuclear weapons. As the Prime Minister of Israel, I will not allow the hundreds of thousands of Israelis who live in Judea and Samaria, on the Golan Heights and in Jerusalem, our united capital, to be harmed. We will not accept any outside diktat about our borders. This issue will be decided only in direct negotiations between the sides."
Unfortunately form prior experience I'd say it's just words, bluster and bluff. Our wimpy Foreign Ministry won't do what it should do and send all those European diplomats packing. It may be late, but it's not too late. We must break this cycle of abuse, bluster-then apology, then more abuse.
Nobody takes Israel's threats seriously, neither our allies sic nor enemies. Why should they, when we act no more dangerously than a paper tiger?