Israel’s European Challenge


Catherine-Ashton-EUOriginally published by The Jerusalem Post

Last month, the European Union pushed European- Israeli relations to a new low.

In mid-September, the IDF enforced a High Court of Justice order to destroy 250 structures built illegally by Palestinian squatters in the Jordan Valley.

The High Court acted in accordance with the agreements signed between the Palestinians and Israel. Those agreements gave Israel sole control over planning and zoning in the Jordan Valley and throughout the area of Judea and Samaria defined as Area C.

Five days after the IDF destroyed the illegal structures, Palestinian activists arrived at the site with tents. Their intention was to act in contempt of the law and of the agreements the PLO signed with Israel, and to resettle the site.

The Palestinians did not come alone. They were accompanied by European diplomats. The diplomats were there to provide diplomatic cover to the Palestinians as they broke the law and breached the agreements the PLO signed with the Israeli government.

This would have been bad enough, but in the event, one European diplomat, Marion Castaing, the cultural attaché at the French Consulate in Jerusalem, decided that her job didn’t end with providing diplomatic cover for lawbreakers. She joined them. She punched an Israeli border policeman in the face.

Rather than apologize to Israel for using European diplomats to support Palestinians engaged in criminal activity, and for Castaing’s shocking violence against an Israeli soldier lawfully performing his duties, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton attacked Israel.

Ashton called the tents, presumably paid for by European taxpayers, “humanitarian assistance,” and declared, “The EU deplores the confiscation of humanitarian assistance carried out by Israeli security forces yesterday in Khirbat al-Makhul.

“EU representatives have already contacted the Israeli authorities to demand an explanation and expressed their concern at the incident. The EU underlines the importance of unimpeded delivery of humanitarian assistance and the applicability of international humanitarian law in the occupied Palestinian territory,” Ashton said.

The EU’s role in financing illegal Palestinian building efforts in the Jordan Valley is not unique. For some time, in contempt of Israeli law and the agreements signed between Israel and the PLO, the EU has been financing illegal building by Arabs in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem.

What was new in last month’s incident was the deployment of European diplomats at the scene to provide diplomatic cover for Palestinian law-breakers, and of course their willingness to physically assault Israeli security forces.

In recent months, there has been a palpable escalation of European hostility toward Israel. The significance of this escalation must be properly understood, for only by understanding precisely what is new in the EU’s treatment of Israel, will it be possible to develop proper responses to what is happening.

The incident in the Jordan Valley followed the EU’s announcement in July that beginning in January 2014, it will impose guidelines barring cooperation between the EU and EU member nations and Israeli entities located or operating beyond the 1949 armistice lines. Those guidelines constitute a low-grade trade war against Israel. They advance the goal of forcing Israel out of joint undertakings with Europeans and denying us access to European markets.

The Europeans are so eager to begin their economic war against Israel that they have launched it even before the guidelines have come into force. Firms in the Netherlands and Germany involved in waste treatment projects in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, whose completion would benefit Palestinians and Israelis alike, have received warnings from their home governments to cease their operations lest they face legal consequences.

In addition to barring European-Israeli economic activities that may even indirectly benefit Jews beyond the 1949 armistice lines, Ashton has promised to soon introduce EUwide rules requiring member nations to place special labels on Israeli goods produced by Jews beyond the 1949 armistice lines.

By placing special labels on goods produced by Israeli Jews in specific areas of Israel, the EU is shaping European public opinion to view all Israeli products produced by Jews as morally inferior, and therefore less desirable than all other products they come into contact with. Foes of Israel hope this opinion-shaping will lead to the initiation of European consumer boycotts of Israeli products.

Most Israeli responses to Europe’s ever-escalating hostility have focused on European hypocrisy. We have repeatedly decried the unique standard to which the Europeans hold Israel and Israel alone.

European hypocrisy is infuriating. But it is nothing new.

It was decades ago that Europe created a separate standard that it applies only to Israel.

Consider the European’s position on Jerusalem. Since Israel was established, the Europeans have denied the Jewish state the right they accord to every other state on earth: the right to determine its capital city.

Or consider Europe’s position on Israeli communities built beyond the 1949 armistice lines. Europe wrongly asserts that these communities are illegal. But even if they were right, Europe’s behavior toward Israel would still make a mockery of its proclaimed devotion to international law. Europe has no problem, indeed it has actively supported settlements for citizens of a belligerent occupying powers in areas ruled through occupation. As Profs. Avi Bell and Eugene Kontorovich from the Kohelet Policy Forum explained in a recent paper on the EU’s guidelines, the EU supports settlements by occupying powers in Northern Cyprus, Abkazia and Western Sahara. In light of this, it is clear that the guidelines directed against Israel are inherently discriminatory.

The EU’s supposed commitment to international law is similarly exposed as a sham by its willingness to turn a blind eye to the Palestinian Authority’s diversion of EU aid monies to finance terrorism. Despite mountains of evidence accumulated over the past 13 years that aid is being siphoned off to finance terrorist attacks against Israel, the EU has refused to take action. And its refusal to act is itself a breach of international law.

Then there is the EU claim that its actions are undertaken to advance the cause of peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

This claim is also not credible. By encouraging the Palestinians to breach their signed agreements with Israel, and by engaging in economic warfare against Israel for refusing to capitulate to all Palestinian demands preemptively, the Europeans are escalating Palestinian intransigence.

Throughout the years, Europe’s policy has been inconsistent.

At the same time some European leaders have led the diplomatic war against Israel, other leaders were cultivating close ties with the Jewish state. Over the years, Europe signed a series of economic association and free trade agreements with Israel. Europe has willingly cooperated with Israel in areas where it believed it had something to gain from that cooperation.

For instance, European nations, and the EU, have cooperated with Israel in the areas of science, technology, economics, intelligence gathering and military affairs. Until recent years, there was a distinct separation between the European leaders who sought to discriminate against Israel and those who sought cooperation with it.

But recently the distinction between “good Europe” and “bad Europe” has eroded. What we are seeing today, and what distinguishes the discriminatory behavior Israel faces from Europe today from what it has faced from Europe for decades, is the increased control that anti-Israel forces are exerting over all areas of European-Israel relations.

Consider European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani’s visit to Israel this week. Tajani came to promote business relations and expand cooperation in science and other fields with Israel. While here he signed an agreement with Science, Technology and Space Minister Yaakov Perry that will enable Israelis to participate in the EU’s Galileo satellite project.

But according to media reports, the only thing Israelis wanted to discuss with him were the new European guidelines and the fact that they make it impossible for Israel to participate in the Horizon 2020 scientific research program. Israel has participated in the program since the mid-1990s. But for Israel to participate in the upcoming round of the Horizon program, it will have to discriminate against Israelis based or operating beyond the 1949 armistice lines. And so Israel will be unable to participate.

Until now, Europeans like Tajani, who have been interested in fostering cooperation with Israel where such cooperation benefits Europe, have had no trouble doing so. But now, due to the economic regulations against Israel, his hands, and those of like-minded Europeans, are tied by leaders like Ashton whose opposition to Israel has reached obsessive heights.

There are lessons that Europeans who do not support the downward trajectory of EU-Israel ties and Israelis need to draw from the current state of those relations. First, Europeans interested in maintaining and fostering good relations with Israel need to be willing to confront their fellow Europeans.

Until now they never questioned the goodwill of those who claimed that it is illegal for Jerusalem to be Israel’s capital, or for Jews to live wherever they have property rights in the Land of Israel.

But the hypocrisy and discrimination inherent in these claims needs to be pointed out. European supporters of close European-Israeli relations need to show the duplicitousness of proclamations of devotion to the peace process and international law by officials like Ashton. If they wish to stop the precipitous decline in Europe’s relations with Israel, they can no longer pretend that these claims are open to interpretation.

As for Israel, we need to recognize first and foremost that we do not control what happens in Europe. In adopting anti- Israel policies, European leaders are not responding to actions Israel undertakes. When 40 percent of Europeans tell pollsters they believe that Israel is enacting a genocide against the Palestinians, it is clear that European views of Israel are not based on facts of any kind, and certainly not on anything Israel does.

Moreover, we need to recognize that like our European friends, we have given the benefit of the doubt to our continental adversaries, believing their empty claims of commitment to the peace process and international law. As a consequence, since the outset of the peace process with the PLO 20 years ago, most of the steps we have taken to demonstrate our good faith have strengthened those Europeans who wish us ill at the expense of those who wish us well.

Like our European friends, we need to stop giving a pass to those who distort the very meaning of international law while making empty proclamations of support for the cause of peace. Only be exposing the truth behind the lies will we strengthen our European friends and so increase the possibility that our relations with Europe may improve one day.

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  • Diversity Fatigue

    There can be little doubt that European dependence on Arab oil and the tidal wave of Muslim immigration is having a profound impact re Europe/Israel relations. However, there are millions who are pro-Israel. Their voices are not being heard though thanks to the growing number of Islam- appeasing governments who fear their Muslim colonists and that monstrosity known as the EU.

    Something has to give. How much more the common Euros can stand remains to be seen…

    • Gee

      As Israel starts their export of natural gas next year – Europe should not be eligible for the billions that Israel will be getting

      • defcon 4

        Having large amounts of natural gas to sell is a great thing to have, but having a market for it might not be a bad idea either.

        • Gee

          China is offering to buy ALL of it

          • defcon 4

            Great! I just wish Israel sold petroleum products.

          • Gee

            Next year they will

          • defcon 4

            If you sell them in the United States of Obamastan I’ll only buy Israeli petroleum products, because I’m tired of supporting an oil industry that shills for islam0nazism.

          • Gee

            US exports natural gas

        • Drakken

          If one has gas or oil, you will always have someone who will buy it.

      • Disasterjunkie

        stolen natural gas from Sudan financed by American war machine.

        Euro don’t need Israel natural gas when they can obtain it from Iran ample natural gas lines, maybe a reason why the Israelis are pressuring the idiots in Washington to invade.

        All fun and games till the American people have enough and student across the nation begin their march of a second US revolution once where Israel will not be offer any more quarterly breast feeding nor military support.

        Just prey the world never find out why Israeli citizens were caught celebrating by NYC police as the towers burned in 9/11.

        Thank god for Anonymous and heroes like Manning.

        • ObamaYoMoma

          maybe a reason why the Israelis are so keen in pressuring the idiots in Washington to invade Syria and ultimately Iran at our son’s and daughters expense.

          Damn…earlier in this thread you were posing as an Israeli-American married to a Muslim female, now you are just an American concerned about his sons and daughters fighting a war in Syria and Iran. Don’t worry you didn’t fool anyone. You are just a clueless mentally incompetent leftwing loon.

          • Bklyn Farmer

            You hit the nail on the head.
            Just check out Distaste’s posting on this page alone, he’s got so many different stories going on he can’t keep it straight himself. The only thing for sure is that the troll is a certifiable anti-Semitic fruitcake.

        • Drakken

          Pssst, I hear those pali nakba lovers are looking for more useless leftist like you, so hurry up and go join them, they are waiting.

        • Gee

          Israel has been telling the United States NOT to invade – but that is a mere fact.

          The amount of natural gas exported from Sudan is none at all. Leave the mushrooms alone stupid

          The total number Israelis that celebrated 9/11 was zero, now among the Arabs that was millions.

        • defcon 4

          Snowden revealed the corrupt zero administration for what it was.

          • Omar

            I am no fan of this presidential administration, but Snowden is a Communist totalitarian supporter and a traitor to this country.

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          Thank G-D for the NSA and drones.

          Considering that the US got one of the savages behind the African US Embassy bombings, ONE day, snowden will be in a US prison and stand trial.

          • Omar

            Snowden should be sent to Guantanamo Bay for his crimes as a traitor and a Communist totalitarian sympathizer.

        • Omar

          Oh please. Stop attacking Israel and the West for the world’s problems. Why don’t you blam the Islamist Iranian, the neo-Communist Russian and the Communist Chinese war machines for the world’s problems, including (but not limited to): the occupation of Tibet and the oppression and genocide of the Tibetan people, The Communist Cuban regime’s criminality and oppression against peaceful, pro-democracy Cuban dissidents, the black supremacist Marxist regime in Zimbabwe and its oppression of white people and other Zimbabwean dissidents, the Islamist apartheid regime in Sudan, which is guilty of committing genocide against its black African Christian population and other atrocities committed around the world at the hands of the far-left and Islamists. Manning and Snowden are both traitors to the United States and supporters of Communist totalitarianism and Islamist dominance of the Middle East. Both of them support Communists and Islamists dominating the world. Both of them should be sentenced to very long prison terms in Guantanamo Bay until they learn how to be good, patriotic Americans. Why don’t you praise people like Alexander Litvinenko, the late former Russian FSB agent who risked his life to expose the neo-Communist Russian autocracy’s crimes against its own people and the people of the world. The neo-Communist Putin’s response was to poison the brave Russian whistleblower. Where is your outrage over Putin’s evil actions against a civil libertarian?

          • defcon 4

            Litvinenko converted to islam before his death, I’m betting he was a traitor to Russia and deserved exactly what he got.

    • EE

      It’s probably having an impact, but I don’t think that the growing number of Muslims in Europe is such a major factor in European hostility towards Israel. Such attitudes are not new, and many countries, like France and Britain had a general preference towards Arabs, even before Muslim immigration. The cooperated with Israel when it suited their economic interests, such as during the Suez war of 1956. But then had no trouble stabbing Israel in the back, as De Gaulle did in the 60s, overnight switching sides. The hostility of the media is also not new. This is the situation in which Israel lives, there is nothing Israel can do about it other than destroy itself. I think there is still in Europe a general in-acceptance of Jews that can defend themselves and don’t bow down in submission like prewar Jews. It’s hard to swallow for them. What Israel should do, is limit European aid programmes to the Palestinians. They should understand that such policies have consequences, and while there is nothing Israel can do , nor should do, to Europe, Israel can certainly decrease their influence in the region, and obstruct the aid programmes to the Palestinians that they love so much.

      • Disasterjunkie

        Europe just doesn’t jump on command like the US does with Israel.

        • DownTurn

          Europe doesnt even jump when people open concentration camps and commit mass slaughter in their own European backyard.

          Europe is old and tired and weary and doesnt want to jumpt any more at all.

          If Israel or the Jews would ever be in real danger, Europe would neither want nor be able to help. They’d just send some Eurocrat to express how concerned he is about the situation, and how eveybody must return to the negotiation table.

          • ObamaYoMoma

            Europe is old and tired and weary and doesnt want to jumpt any more at all.

            Nah…like Disasterjunkie, they are consumed by the ravages of Leftism, which is just as destructive as Pick’s disease and Alzheimer’s, but it’s worse because it’s voluntary.

          • logdon

            Spot on which is why we in Britain should ditch membership of the EU.

            Cameron made a ‘cast iron’ promise of a referendum which without a shadow of a doubt would lead us out.

            He reneged hence the label Cast Iron Dave.

      • Drakken

        I wouldn’t be adverse to cutting off all aid, food and support for the pali savages, let them eat some dirt for awhile. Let’s see if they can wage jihad with empty stomachs.

        • defcon 4

          It’s a certainty there won’t be enough Christians to keep their bellies full.

    • kate5778b

      Love your name.

    • ObamaYoMoma

      the tidal wave of Muslim immigration

      That tidal wave of Muslim immigration is stealth and deceptive non-violent jihad (holy war) for the very strategic purpose of demographic conquest, as just like clockwork Muslim immigrants no matter where never ever assimilate and integrate. Instead, they form Muslim enclaves that in time eventually morph into Muslim no-go zones ruled by Sharia and that are in effect tiny Islamic statelets within the larger host infidel states. Indeed, in a mere 23 years, France will become a Muslim majority country, and Sharia, which is Islamic totalitarian law, will inevitably be imposed at that time. Many other Euroloon countries will soon follow suit as well.

  • donqpublic

    Well, I think the IDF should get into the refugee transporting business and start off loading the middle east’s tired, hungry, and down trodden onto the European mainland by providing those immigrants with covert boat lifts from the shores of Tripoli to the sands of Monaco. I hope the soldier responded with a vertical butt stroke to the diplomat’s jaw.

  • Gee

    Israel should be issue arrest warrants for the entire EU leadership – especially that female cur Ashton as war criminals for their support of genocide and ethnic cleansing

    • Disasterjunkie

      The US should issue warrants for all the Israeli spies caught during 9/11, specially to those responsible of using white phosphorus on Palestinians, including the US citizen, Furkan Dogan living in Turkey murdered by Israelis soldiers in the Gaza flotilla. or how about the systematic Hitler style impotency injections given to 80,000 Ethiopians accepted by Israelis as a token of good will to the world while fixing them like straight animals to prevent them from having children.

      … I guess it is only genocide when Israelis are attacked.

      time to get off the smack.
      the world is not the United states, they don’t roll over on command.

      • Drakken

        You haven’t seen genocide yet haji, but soon much to your horror and chagrin, you will.

      • Gee

        Go ahead – since there were none. But facts and racists don’t get along.

        The number of Fakestinians that white phosphorus has been used on is none again.

        As for Turkish terrorists dying while attacking the IDF – should have been the entire boat.

        The number of impotency injections EVER given – Zero.

        Guess what? Racist morons like you do nothing but lie

        • defcon 4

          Israel should’ve of used the Mari Marva (or whatever it was called) for target practice — after all sharks have to eat too.

          • Gee

            Yes – but it might have caused pollution

          • SCREW SOCIALISM

            erdogan of Turkey has some nerve to demand Israel to apologize for attacking the terrorists on that ship.

            FIRST Turkey should apologize for their genocide of the Armenian people.

          • defcon 4

            WRT your last sentence, don’t hold your breath.

        • defcon 4

          Personally I don’t give a FFF if Israel used white phosphorous on the muslime bastards who run Gaza. THEY attacked Israel repeatedly without cause. They sowed the wind, they deserve to reap the whirlwind.

  • PAthena

    One thing that Israel can do is not to refer to Arabs as “Palestinians.” The name “Palestine” was synonymous with “land of the Jews” and “Palestinian” with “Jew” from the time that the Roman Emperor Hadrian in 135 A.D., after having defeated the last Jewish rebellion under Bar Kochba, changed the name of Judea to “Palestina” in order to eradicate all memory of Judea. (He also outlawed Judaism and renamed Jerusalem “Aelia Capitolina,” his gens names being “Aelius.”
    Cslling Arabs who hate Jews and want to destroy Israel is the consequence of Soviet propaganda. In Cairo in 1964, Gamal Nasser and the Soviet Union, both haters of Jews, founded the “Palestine Liberation Organization,” (P.L.O.), which came to fame when it massacred the Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in 1972. This terrorist act succeeded in getting the anti-Jewish, anti-Israel Arabs to be called “Palestinian,” with all the phoney history and propaganda that has gone along with it. These Arabs deserve nothing, there are plenty of Arab states.

    • ObamaYoMoma

      One thing that Israel can do is not to refer to Arabs as “Palestinians.” The name “Palestine” was synonymous with “land of the Jews” and “Palestinian” with “Jew” from the time that the Roman Emperor Hadrian in 135 A.D.,

      One thing you should learn is that Arabs aren’t at war with Israel. Muslims, no matter where they are from, are universally waging jihad (holy war) against the infidel state of Israel. Indeed, it’s not an Arab/Israeli conflict at all. Never was and never will be. Instead, it’s a permanent and perpetual jihad being waged by the so-called Palestinians, as the Palestinians are the Muslim proxies for the Islamic world. Indeed, the sole fundamental purpose of Islam is the subjugation into Islamic totalitarianism of all religions and all infidels through jihad and the eventual imposition of Sharia to make Islam supreme. It was never a war between Arabs and Israelis, that’s preposterous. Now go sell what you just learned to the Euroloons, as the truth will set them free.

      • Disasterjunkie

        “Muslims, no matter where they are from, are universally waging jihad (holy war) against the infidel state of Israel” ???

        What are you smoking!
        Just because a few psychopath lost and brainwashed souls are waging jihad against Infidels aka Non believers not just in Israel but all over the world from Asia to Africa shouldn’t give you the right to blame it on an entire ethnicity.

        quit your bigotry and stop using white phosphorous on Palestine as a retaliatory tool against home made rockets, … use that 1 billion US tax payers funded missile defense your country brags so much about.

        PAWN THE FUDGE OUT

        • Bklyn Farmer

          ” home made rockets”
          ===================
          8,000+ “home made rockets” targeted at Israeli citizens often from highly populated neighborhoods in Gaza, most vicious is its use of bearing and nails for ripping of flesh.
          Warhead Explosive material with metal bearings standard explosive material
          Weight Qassam 1: 35kg Qassam 2: 40kg Qassam 3: 50kg Qassam 4: 40-50 Kg
          Warhead weight Qassam 1 5kg Qassam 2: 10kg Qassam 3: 20kg Qassam 4:~10Kg
          Operational range: Qassam 1: 5km Qassam 2: 12km Qassam 3: 20 km

          “blame it on an entire ethnicity”
          ===========================
          Pew Global: 68% of Palestinian Muslims say suicide attacks against civilians in defense of Islam are justified.
          World Public Opinion: 61% of Egyptians approve of attacks on Americans 32% of Indonesians approve of attacks on Americans 41% of Pakistanis approve of attacks on Americans 38% of Moroccans approve of attacks on Americans 83% of Palestinians approve of some or most groups that attack Americans (only 14% oppose) 62% of Jordanians approve of some or most groups that attack Americans (21% oppose) 42% of Turks approve of some or most groups that attack Americans (45% oppose)

          Actually, Islamist terrorist are responsible for 70% of the deaths related to terrorism world wide (2011 National Counterterrorism: 8,886 of a total of 12,533), the vast remaining are a result of extreme left leaning Maxist and Eco groups.

          “There was a time the holy land was equally shared by everyone”
          =====================================================
          Between 1920 and 1970, 900,000 Jews were expelled from Arab and other Muslim countries: from Morocco to Iran, from Turkey to Yemen.

          In Iraq, Jewish history and Hebrew language instruction were prohibited in Jewish schools during the 1920s. Jews were expelled from public service and education in the 1930s. The Jewish schools’ curricula were censored in 1932.

          In 2000, discrimination developed in public service, universities, and public companies.

          In Yemen, sharia law was instated in 1913, worsening the situation of the dhimmi. Decrees specifying forced conversion for orphans were issued.

          In Syria, real estate purchase was prohibited to Jews in 1947, and Jews began to be discharged from public service positions.

          In Morocco, after 1956, a process of Arabization of public services began, cutting the Jews off from the larger society.

          In Egypt, discrimination in the public service began in 1929. In 1945-1948, Jews were excluded from the public service. In 1947, Jewish schools were put under surveillance.”

          “stop using white phosphorous”
          ============================

          Ignited white phosphorus is used to create a smoke screen to conceal the movement of ground troops. Used in this way in open areas, it is not considered an incendiary or anti-personnel weapon and is not subject to the restrictions that apply to incendiary weapons. The American Federation of Scientists fact sheet on white phosphorus describes it as having “low lethality” when used as intended.

          Apologist for jihadists are infested parasite of the left.

          PS To whom your married to is your problem peace.

          • defcon 4

            “Between 1920 and 1970, 900,000 Jews were expelled from Arab and other
            Muslim countries: from Morocco to Iran, from Turkey to Yemen.” And how many more between 1970 and 2013? After all, it’s not like muslimes have stopped persecuting Jews in the Mid-East and N. Africa.

          • Bklyn Farmer

            Your absolutely correct.They basically destroyed the ancient Jewish communities in the Arab controlled ME and the world said nothing.The Muslims are now ethnically cleansing the Middle East of its Christian communities as well.

          • defcon 4

            From what I understand the Iranian and Iraqi Jewish communities may have been there BCE. Maybe even all the way back to the Babylonian diaspora.

          • Hetero+AmorphousMediaDigitalis

            3 Million arabic people were expelled from Israel & the West Bank alone. Take your 900,000 and realize the problem started in 1919 with Mandatory Palestine. The British, then UN, now Israel forcing people to leave their homes and forcing them to leave the West Bank with over 300 illegal Israeli settlements built on top of homes and Olive Farmers of Peace.

            Jews were never historically chase from any arabic lands. The cycle of hatred ends and begins with creating PaleStone 1919 and then Israel 1948.

            Free & Accepted Masons murdered all the Jews in Germany so they could guilt the world into creating Israel, and fulfil a second crusaders war. ~ I’m sorry to say this, but israel is a tool of the FAM in a G’odd against Mohammed. Why do you think they separated the G in G’odd?

            That last comment sounds radicule. But if you view history as a game of chess. PaleStone was the first move.

          • Proud Canadian

            Hetero, you are full of it. In the mid 1800′s, the population in Palestine had scarcely changed for 400 years and was under 300,000. So how could “3 Million arabic people” be expelled, you moron.

          • Ken Kelso

            Brilliant post and right on the money

          • Bklyn Farmer

            Ken, thanks very much.

          • Hetero+AmorphousMediaDigitalis

            This is bogus stuff. Monthly School shootings, Yearly Movie Theater shootings, Oklahoma bombing, are these not terrorist events? Are these people not trying to SCARE US?

          • Bklyn Farmer

            Weekly Jihad Report Oct 19 – Oct 25
            Jihad Attacks: 59
            Suicide bombing: 16
            Dead Bodies: 399
            Critically Injured: 565

            Number of Islamic attack since 9/11: 21,817

            Kind of makes you tittle list calculated fom 1995 pathetic.

          • Hetero+AmorphousMediaDigitalis

            How many of those happened in the United States? Murder is on the news everyday when I live. A man shot his entire family and then himself just yesterday. Another man was in court for killing 7 people and living a kid alive.

            Someone stateside helped those 9/11 terrorists. Then the USA attacked the entire arabic world and started this masonic G’od/Jihad. Larry Silverman (owner of the World Trade Center) admitted on PBS that the towers were rigged with explosives and made to fall down. 5:31pm tower #7 which the plane never reach was “Pulled” by the New York fire department.

            Larry Silverman, owner of the World Trade Center, says the government demolished the buildings themselves http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2q2mD2HaKA

            Did you watch the video? America rigged those buildings before the terrorist arrived, just so they could start an international war with the Arabic speaking world. The Owner of the World Trade Center confirms the buildings were rigged to explode, rather than stop the hijackers.

        • ObamaYoMoma

          Damn…your post is so dumb that it’s hard to ascertain if you are actually being serious or are just being silly. In this case, I will assume the former as opposed to the latter.

          What kind of incredibly naive small world are you living in? Just because you are too dumb and stupid to understand that jihad (holy war) manifest both violently and non-violently, but overall astronomically far more non-violently relative to violently, doesn’t mean Muslims aren’t waging jihad (holy war) against the infidel state of Israel, as the massive amounts of misinformation and propaganda (taqiyya) generated by the Islamic world demonizing Israel is non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad (holy war) intended to dupe gullible useful idiot infidels exactly like you.

          Heck, the entire so-called peace process is non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad meant to weaken Israel. Indeed, the tight control of the UN General Assembly by the voting block of Islamic states is non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad in the cause of Allah. The OIC’s worldwide campaign to outlaw speaking out against Islam as Islamophobia and a punishable offense is non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad in the cause of Allah.

          Moreover, Israel is far from alone in the world from being the lone victim of perpetual jihad, as every non-Muslim infidel country in the world that happens to border an Islamic country is also a victim of perpetual jihad, including many others countries that do not border Islamic countries as well.

          Additionally, every non-Muslim infidel living in an Islamic country today is an oppressed and badly discriminated against dhimmi (second class citizen), if they are lucky and not being slaughtered outright. Just because the Leftwing controlled lamestream media doesn’t focus on it, doesn’t mean it isn’t taking place.

          As a matter of fact, mass Muslim immigration to the infidel world with all of its excess baggage in reality is really stealth and deceptive non-violent jihad for the very strategic purpose of demographic conquest. As Muslim immigrants no matter where it is they migrate to in the infidel world never ever assimilate and integrate, as that would be blasphemy, which is capital offense in Islam.

          I hate to rain on your unhinged parade, but the sole fundamental purpose of Islam is the subjugation into Islamic totalitarianism of all religions and all infidels through both violent and non-violent jihad (holy war) and the eventual imposition of Sharia (Islamic totalitarian law) in order to make Islam supreme.

          Moreover, unlike in true faith-based religions, there is no freedom of conscience in Islam, as the freedom of conscience in Islam is tightly controlled via the penalty of death for blasphemy and apostasy. Thus, since jihad is a fundamental holy obligation incumbent upon all Muslims in one form or another, all Muslims are therefore jihadists in one form or another. Otherwise, they are blasphemous apostates that according to the texts and tenets of Islam must be executed.

          Indeed, while a tiny amount of Muslims elect to become violent jihadists, the vast overwhelming majority of Muslims, on the other hand, elect to pursue jihad via non-violent means and by stealth and deception. Apparently, only the former mesmerizes you because the Leftwing controlled lamestream press mischaracterizes them as being terrorists that are victims perpetrating terrorism only in response to Western oppression.

          Nevertheless, the Islamic world is waging jihad, which is a very preemptive and very aggressive holy war against all religions and all infidels in the world to ultimately make Islam supreme, as opposed to only a few Muslim extremists that are resorting to terrorism only in response to Western provocations.

          Furthermore, unless you live in a very enclosed cocoon like environment with no access whatsoever to what is happening in the world, then all you have to do is take a look around the world to see it manifesting almost everywhere, which unfortunately includes over here in the good ole USA via mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage that is really stealth and deceptive jihad for the very strategic purpose of demographic conquest.

        • ObamaYoMoma

          Israeli American married to a Muslim Arab

          No you are not. You are just another lying dumb a$$ leftwing loon, as females of Islamic persuasion are forbidden via the penalty of death from marrying infidels unless it is for jihad. Go sell your crap to other leftwing loons, as only they are dumb and gullible enough to buy it.

          There was a time the holy land was equally shared by everyone.

          Wow…you swallow absurd Islamic taqiyya like cotton candy. Only in your dreams!

        • Drakken

          I say Israel quit using Willy Pete and start using the tried and true method of Napalm. It clears urban areas of very stubborn jihadists real quick. The problem with your little hippy love fest is that it goes up against the reality that the rag headed muslims want all the jews dead, and dang nabit all those pesky jews just won’t go along with the muslim program. Hey I hear Rachel(st pancake) Corrie needs a little company.

        • Gee

          Sorry that you are so ignorant – but you are wrong across the board.

          You post stupid lies and then complain when challenged. The Muslims have stated repeatedly that their goal is to enslave the entire world

    • Suzanne

      Terrific post – could not have been put better!

    • Hetero+AmorphousMediaDigitalis

      You deserve nothing for spreading hatred of people.

      Palestine was created in 1922. Israel was cut from it in 1948. ~ Your view while at first interesting of Rome, is corrupt and hateful of the 1900′s. Palestine 1922 the country, existed before Israel 1948. They call them Palestinian, because 1922 Palestine was there first. Not because you hate this fact, and did not mention it.

  • ab guja

    i don’t know what israel wants.

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  • Crusaderjoe

    It is impossible to divorce current European actions against Israel from its historical context…from Titus to the crusades to Hitler Europeans have always been obsessed with Judea and jews, and this obsession even predates Christianity so I think it goes deeper than religion- probability simple tribal ethnic hatred of anything Jewish which is at its core rabid and irrational as well as terminal.

    • Disasterjunkie

      I need a drunken idiot to English dictionary to understand the gibberish coming out of your mouth, you must have the IQ of a gold fish to assume that the entire population of the European Union is to blame for a few ignorant minds.

      Quit your crying, man up, and stop using the race card.

      • DownTurn

        > stop using the race card.

        Which “race” do Jews belong to?

      • Gee

        You aren’t that smart

      • Bklyn Farmer

        I find it hard to believe that even a dumb a$$ troll such as yourself can’t following a straight forward posting.

  • dougjmiller

    Those European voices complaining about Jewish building in Judea and Samaria, the heartland of Jewish history, are illegitimate at best. If Arab/ Moslem squatters can build any where they want to, then why can’t Jews? When you add this bias to the complete silence about the daily Arab/ Moslem terrorist attacks, the 24/7 hatemongering and incitement to violence, and the screeching threats to Israel’s existence from the surrounding Arab/ Moslem regimes, a pattern emerges. This grotesque hypocrisy and bigoted double standard is all about trying to undermine Israel’s right to exist and her ability to defend herself. To those anti-Semites screaming at Israel to stop building on her land, we should say loudly, “Only when you call off your war of annihilation against Israel.”

    • Disasterjunkie

      Your land?
      humans are but temporary tenants, an invasive species, a cancer,
      nothing more.

      • defcon 4

        The typical response of the islam0nazi. Of course I’m sure for him the cancer is the najjis kaffir.

      • Drakken

        Then please off yourself. I’ll grab the bourbon to celebrate.

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          Cheers!

  • herb benty

    Take a good look at Ashton’s face. There definitely is a real God, who has Eternal plans for Israel and His Jewish people, being anti- Israel, anti-Jew, anti-Zionist is hazardous to one’s health and hazardous to one’s country(America!). Will the Ashton’s of this sad world blame the Jews when Islam ruins their countries?

    • Disasterjunkie

      Science will fly people to the moon, Religion will fly people into buildings.

      Keep thinking in such way, “There definitely is a real God, who has Eternal plans for Israel and His Jewish people”.

      little old planet earth is the laughing stock of the entire Orion belt,
      if you only knew how little we have come, 200 light years away, no one on this galaxy know we even exist yet “your god” only has the time for “your people”.

      Jews, Muslims, Muslims, Jews, the world could be a far better place if we just wipe you all from the face of this planet.

      the world is tired of your drama, get a room already.

      • herb benty

        As it is written, so it will play out. God made Orion.

      • DownTurn

        > Science will fly people to the moon, Religion will fly people into buildings.

        Religion strenghtens a community, gives them an identity, trust in each other, trans-generational motivation, eagerness to procreate, and to defend themselves.

        Science leads to complacent, weary, apathetic, suicidal leftism. It is science which created the “everybody is equal” fertile ground that made the “flying into buildings” plans succeed in the first place.

      • defcon 4

        No “religion” doesn’t “fly people into buildings” islam does.

  • chan chan

    Ashton was a useful idiot for the Soviets when she ‘worked’ for CND in the UK. Now she is a useful idiot for Islam.

  • sydchaden

    Europe is undoubtedly looking forward to the day when it will have Muslim majorities, and be subject to the doctrines of the Quran and the Shariah. Europeans think that if they pursue their traditional anti-Semitism, that will enhance their relationship with the Muslims who will someday rule their countries. Europeans, and Obama, for that matter, ignore the Islamic doctrine of “death to the infidels”, preferring to fantasize that Islam is the religion of love. But, Muslims take the doctrine very seriously. The Sunnis and the Shia each consider the other to be infidels, and they have been killing each other for centuries, for that reason. That killing continues to this day, from Asia across Africa to the doorstep of Europe. The Islamic doctrine of “death to the infidels” is the root cause of the Islamic terrorism that plagues the world today. Today’s European population is largely infidel, but infidel populations have a way of shrinking drastically when the country becomes Muslim. And so, Europeans will, one day, become familiar with the type of persecution that Jews have historically endured in Europe. Karma.

    • defcon 4

      You don’t think it’s coming to the USA? Look at Dearbornistan, Michigan.

    • Disasterjunkie

      News flash old fart: The Jews were not the only people in Europe to be persecuted through out the centuries.

      quit you crying, man up, and stop using the race card.

      • Drakken

        You rag head lovers are in for a very nasty surprise soon enough. Deo Volente!

    • Drakken

      The average European is becoming more agitated by the day with the muslims in their midst and the govts that coddle them, mark my words, there is a Balkans on steroids coming, you can take that to the bank.

  • Tan

    It’s very sad to see that the US and Europe are turning away from Israel. Though I’m hopeful that we can reverse course, I am skeptical based on the direction we are heading. But I still have hope. Christians worldwide need to stand up for Israel and help the Jewish community and stand with them. There is a book out there regarding Muslims and non-Muslims going against Israel written by Dave Hunt called “Judgment Day: Islam, Israel, and the Nations.” Also the dvd “Israel, Islam, and Armageddon” made by the same person if any of you are interested.

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=dave%20hunt%20judgment%20day

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMpOMHUY21o

    (documentary starts at 40:40 – 1:42:00)

    • Disasterjunkie

      “Christians worldwide need to stand up for Israel and help the Jewish community and stand with them”

      We need to stand up for Israel? The world is not your vassal state, either you stand up for yourselves or get out the way but don’t expect much response from a world, if you bite the hand that feeds you.

      • defcon 4

        “Vassal state” funnily enough, that seems to be the islam0nazi attitude towards the entire world.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        Eurabia is suffering from Estrogen poisoning – and the Islamofascist hordes know it.

    • DownTurn

      > Though I’m hopeful that we can reverse course

      The course Europe is on (Marxism) will hurt Europe vastly more than it will hurt Israel. Israel, as long as it remans confident, will be just fine.

      It is not that US and Europe are turning ther back on Israel specifically, Marxists hate anybody with a confident group identiy, be it a nationality or a religion, especially their own people. Europe is on their way to break the national states and to form an USA like European superstate. Having people feel French, German, British, speak different languages, wave different flags etc, is a big obstacle on where people like Jose Barroso want to go.

      It is simply damaging to their marxist narrative to support Israel and its national identity, and at the same time claim that “everybody is equal, so we have to to dissolve national states in Europe”.

    • defcon 4

      That video is illuminating. I never knew 10,000 Arab, muslime apostates were slaughtered upon muhammad’s death (because they renounced islam). It’s too bad the apostates didn’t win.

  • kate5778b

    I really don’t know why Israel doesn’t boycott the world as every area of working life (especially hospitals) uses Israeli technology.

    • Disasterjunkie

      I need a drunken idiot to English dictionary to understand the gibberish coming out of your mouth, you must have the IQ of a gold fish, boycott the world?.

      … and they say Israelis are intelligent, you must be the exception to the rule.

      • kate5778b

        From plain English into “drunken idiot’ parlance, just for you DistastefulDrunkieJunkie, what I mean is that as the Muslim countries make us pay through the nose for things then why not make everyone pay through the nose for Jewish technology too, it’s far far too cheap, and there is a virtual embassy for Saudi where now Jews are allowed and so my idea would be not to allow ANYTHING Jewish in Saudi at all.

        I won’t respond to you again, you don’t speak my language.

      • Gee

        You aren’t that intelligence – you have to work up to moron level

      • Drakken

        You still haven’t offed yourself, why is that? Draino will work wonders if you just try hard enough.

      • Bklyn Farmer

        Cutting and pasting your response, same posting word-for-word as that above, talk about gibberish. You really are and idiot.

  • EVILHASWONAGAIN

    If ISRAEL nuked every muslim country in the world, everything would be OK….

    • Disasterjunkie

      Israel has WMD? funny, they have always denied it, after all they never sign the NPT treaty.

      The world is tired of your drama, get a room already.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    There is only one solution for Israel that will work, mass education of Euroloons about the reality of Islam and the exposition of the Kool-Aid about Islam that they all have swallowed. Once they learn that they are in the same exact boat as Israel, they will sober up fast.

    • DownTurn

      For Europeans to learn about Islam, they need to get rid of the “everybody is equal” meme first. Having to scrutinize Islam in detail while chanting the equality mantra makes their heads explode.

      • ObamaYoMoma

        In other words, Euroloons and more broadly the Left in general needs to stop morally equating Muslims that are the products of a completely alien civilization from our own Christian – Judeo civilization and that are from a civilization which aims to take over the world in order to make Islam supreme, with themselves and also with people from other civilized societies and cultures. You are very correct sir.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Israel should make it clear to the Euroloons that if they want to become subjugated dhimmis living in Islamic totalitarian hellholes then they should go right ahead, but at the same time not to expect Israel to follow suit. Just because they are stupid enough to jump in the lake, doesn’t mean Israel has to too.

  • wally

    Cathy blames the Jews for her terminal ugliness. Apparently when she was born the Jewish doctor in charge messed up her face pretty badly. People have been known to vomit spontaneously just looking at her. And she blames the Jews for her grotesque phizzog.

  • http://littlenotesfromparis.blogspot.fr/ Rita

    What can each one of us do? Well I have opted to do at the very least ONE thing for Israel, be it as small as buying a salad bowl or bretzels made in Israel. And also I will not be cowarded into not speaking up when I see Jew Hatred raise its ugly multiple heads. I drink much less alcohol, since that made me lose quite a few acquaintances – even friends, whom I could stand only with a glass or two of booze in me any way. I believe that to say nothing is to say YES. I am not Jewish, sometimes I say jokingly: “quite to the contrary”, because I am German. But even if I did not feel sooooo utterly sad at what some of my fathers have done, I would still be on the side of that brave little state, that is Israel and on that great people who contribute so much to the globe.

    Just be proud and do not go for the “tend the other cheek” method. That doesn’t work. Hit back, and if necessary, get in there first !

    • DownTurn

      > What can each one of us do

      I think it is sufficient if we fight Atheism, Marxism and Islam in our own countries.

      Atheism makes Jews look stupid, because they are religious. Why would we support religious people there if we discriminated and ridicule our own religious people here.

      Marxism makes supporting the Jewish state hypocritical, since everybody is equal and we dont need borders and everybody who proudly waves a flag is a racist.

      Islam makes it harder to support Israel, because this would upset our new Muslim neighbor.

      It is a waste of effort to support Israel directly. I think they can do that just fine.

      We need to support them ideologically. At home. And we need to realize that Israels biggest threat today in the west are not Nazi skinheads, crank holocaust deniers and other “traditional” Anti-Semites, but a new unholy alliance of Atheism, Marxism and Islam (AMI).

      With the traditional Anti-Semites you have 99% of people positive or indifferent about Jews and Israel, and 1% crazy Anti-Semites whom everybody recognizes as loons.

      With AMI, you suddenly get half of your young student generation organizing boycotts of Israeli products, wearing “trendy” Palestine scarfs, and equating healthy national confidence with racism and apartheid.

      The days of skinheaded, swastika-tatooed Nazi Anti-Semitism are largerly over. The new way of Jew hate are coming entirely from the left of the European political spectrum.

    • Drakken

      Well Rita, it is always better to have a bottle in front of you, than a frontal lobotomy. So don’t worry that you get a few people upset by what you have to say, silence is never golden and only leads to consent.

  • defcon 4

    Amoral, apathetic atheism — Europe’s new religion. Where cowardice is praised, corruption embraced and evil admired.

  • DownTurn

    The Europeans are not anti-Israeli. They are becoming more and more suicidal anti-west, and Israel is only a part of their hate target.

    The only reason they are against Israels right to defend itself, is because they wouldnt defend themselves either. Israels healthy confidence makes them look weak.

    Killing your enemy violates human right No. 5731.6 of the central European human rights code. If Netanyahu wants to get more Facebook likes from Jose Barroso, he will have to learn how to surrender.

  • Altesegel

    Europe’s attitude to Israel is shameful. European leaders faced with burgeoning immigration from the Islamosphere cultivate an air of being anti-Israel to curry favour with with immigrants. They also believe, erroneously, that by so doing they can defuse the time bomb of radical Islam. Throw into the mix the antisemitism of yester year and its easy to see what they are up to. Now more than ever Israel needs to be strong. Israel never could rely on the vapid posturings of the west. Caroline Glick’s writing is superb and I remain deeply suspicious of the EU’s behavior to Israel. They certainly do not speak for me.

  • steveyuhas

    I fail to see why people are surprised when Europeans come out against Israel and in favor of Palestinians. Imagine any European leader refusing to leave office (Mahmoud Abbas extended his term as president of the Palestinians on 9 Jan 2009 for ONE year and he remains in office and at the receiving end of U.S. and European assistance, so much for the Arab Spring and freedom). Now the EU is looking to place Magen David stickers on goods made in Israel – ignoring the fact that Israel went to the Israel Supreme Court before acting against illegal Palestinian homesteads and in accordance with treaties signed by previous – LEGAL – Palestinian governments. If treaties with legitimate governments mean nothing to Palestinians – why would treaties with governments like Abbas who more than 2/3rds of Palestinians don’t even recognize? Demand an election, not Nazi-era stars be added to Israeli good in Europe.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      “Now the EU is looking to place Magen David stickers on goods made in Israel ”

      Link to support that claim?

      • steveyuhas

        Read the entire story – it’s in the story, why would you need another link when it’s referenced inside this one?

  • Hetero+AmorphousMediaDigitalis
    • Ken Kelso

      Russiatoday is a Pro Assad, Ayatollahs and Hamas apologists.

    • Omar

      Communist China, neo-Communist Russia and Islamist Iran all ignore human rights and violate them.

  • Sunray

    It seems to me that the free education systems of the west are turning out people who have no idea of what actually happened in the Middle East and Europe, during and after WW2. Education – NO, Leftist Indoctrination – YES.

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    WRONG pal,

    Israel does not admit OR deny that it has nukes.

    It’s the ambiguity that rubs slobs like you the wrong way. Tough.

    I hope it never becomes necessary for Mecca to be totally obliterated – in retaliation.

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    And atheism makes people suicidal.

    • defcon 4

      I’ve come across two atheists I admire. I also admire the atheists of Bangladesh, who, at this point, are putting their lives on the line for their beleif that there is no G-d.

  • defcon 4

    Um, the antisemitism on the rise in United States college campuses only has one source: islam0nazism.

  • Roland

    I think Israeli’s should ask themselves why it is Christian fundamentalist parties and right wing nationalist parties are the ones who are pro-Israeli? That to me is a sign there is something going very wrong since these two groups are the ones who contain the most anti semites.If anti-Semites are supporting Israel you need to ask yourself what Israel actually is.Maybe its just a eleborate plot to lure Jews there to kill them? Since why stick them on such sensitive and contested lands? Why even say they are a nation onto themselves and they cannot live with others? I would be very uncomfortable if I were Israeli , something is very wrong.

  • Riffak Ledifni

    The eu is a joke. Do they actually think that Israel will let them dictate their policies? Israel can’t trust the eu,as it’s there where the holocaust was. Stay strong Israel,we see right through these anti Semites and do not let them bully you. Kick out the Arab terrorists and be finished with them already!