The EU is at war with Israel,for all intents and purposes. Some of the members, particularly in Eastern and central Europe aren’t participating, but most of the EU is.
It isn’t a shooting war, but an increasing effort to marginalize the Jewish State so it can be destroyed.
The EU supports anti-Israel NGOs financially,and continues to liberally fund the PLO even though it uses some of those funds to pay terrorists for murdering Israeli civilians, and even with the clear knowledge that the EU’s financial support frees up funds to be used in what the PLO refers to as ‘operations.’
Only Israel has fruits, vegetables and fresh flowers specially labeled as being from ‘the Occupied West Bank.’
Led by Angela Merkel and Frances Emanuel Macron, the EU has consistently evaded U.S. sanctions against Iran and continued to observe the farcical Iran ‘deal’ of Barack Hussein Obama. The EU has done this even though Iran has been quite clear of its genocidal intentions towards Israel.
And it was none other than Germany’s Angela Merkel who pressured Eastern and Central European countries with good relationships with Israel not to relocate their embassies in Jerusalem or face her wrath.
The founding director of the European Coalition for Israel in Brussels, Tomas Sandell, reported that that the German Chancellor waged a strenuous campaign to stop central and eastern European countries from moving their capitals to Jerusalem..
“I have spoken to many Germans these last few days in Brussels,” he said. “They are not aware of this, and all of them would be shocked that all of the countries in the European Union today would want to block an embassy move to Jerusalem, not only for your own country, but for other countries that have the conviction [that] this is the right thing to do, the only country to do would be Germany. This is a big shock.”
According to Sandell, most of Merkel’s calls to put the squeeze on European leaders happened when “many of the nations were seriously considering moving their embassies.”
This isn’t a shock to me at all,but let’s continue.
Germany also implemented the marking of Israeli goods from ‘disputed territories’ in 2015. Not only did Germany start the labeling, but Merkel used her influence to get other Eu nations to do the same.The idea, of course is to further isolate Israel as an ‘occupying power.’
As recently as a few days ago, the EU showed that it had chosen sides against Israel. When American U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley tried to discuss aspects of President Trump’s proposed peace plan, they essentially brushed it off. Let’s look at their official statement and then dissect what it really means.
After the usual horse manure about a ‘just peace ‘based on international law, relevant UN resolutions and previous agreements’, here’s what they said:
“The EU is truly convinced that the achievement of a two-state solution based on the 1967 borders with Jerusalem as the capital of both States, that meets Israeli and Palestinian security needs and Palestinian aspirations for statehood and sovereignty, ends the occupation and resolves all final status issues, in accordance with Security Council Resolution 2334 and previous agreements, is the only viable and realistic way to end the conflict and to achieve just and lasting peace.”
Let’s translate this, shall we?
Resolution 2334 is the one former President Barack Hussein Obama engineered when the Security Council had a majority of anti-Israel countries on it and then made sure the US abstained so it would pass, his final hateful attack on Israel. Here’s what it stipulated, and it’s an ‘anti-zionist’ wet dream.
First of all, it negates every Israeli community as illegal out side the pre-1967 lines and gives East Jerusalem to the PLO. This creates 580,000 homeless Israeli refugees, bars them forever from all their holy sites, and puts all of Israel’s central plain and its airports in easy missile and mortar by giving Israel’s sworn enemies the high ground.
Not only that, it also takes away any notion of security from what’s left of Jerusalem that the resolution is willing to leave to Israel. The Israelis themselves had previous experience with this in 1967, when Jordan’s King Hussein announced his entry into the war by shelling civilians and having snipers fire on West Jerusalem
Even worse, there would be nothing to stop Iran from supplying deadlier and deadlier missiles and arms to both the PLO and Hamas. With the Jordan Valley out of Israeli control, there would be nothing to stop Iran from moving troops, missile launchers and armor to Israel’s new borders.
Essentially, what the EU was saying to Ambassador Haley is that they weren’t going to support President Trump’s plan whatever it was, that Israel should be moved to indefensible borders, and that its enemies should have every strategic advantage so they can finally destroy it.
2334 also violates the Oslo Accords and the Road Map, agreements the U.S. was a signatory to that stated unequivocally that any settlement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority could only be achieved through direct negations between the two parties.
And then of course, there’s that notion of ‘occupation.’ That term has always been used to describe one country forcibly invading and taking control of another country’s sovereign territory. And sovereign territory means land inside another established country’s recognized borders, like Saddam Hussein occupying Kuwait or the US occupying Germany or Japan.
So we have to ask the question…which country’s sovereign territory is Israel ‘occupying?’
It can’t be Jordan. Yes, Jordan illegally occupied Judea, Samaria (AKA The West Bank) and East Jerusalem in the 1948 war for 19 years after ethnically cleansing the Jewish population in this area, but the UN never recognized these areas as Jordanian territory, Israel took it back in the Six Day war after Jordan attacked them and Jordan later gave up all claims to this area as part of their peace treaty with Israel. So it isn’t Jordan Israel’s occupying.
And it can’t be ‘Palestine’ either. It never existed as a sovereign nation with established borders at all. Owning a house in say, Pennsylvania does not make it and maybe your yard a sovereign country, now does it?
So there really is no ‘occupation.’ According to the San Remo Accords between the League of Nations (the UN of its day) and Britain in 1922, the 22% of the Palestine Mandate that includes Judea and Samaria and what is now Israel was supposed to be the Jewish State, while the 78% of it that’s now Jordan was supposed to be the Arab State. It’s the only partition of the area both sides ever agreed on, and it was reaffirmed in Article 80 of the UN Charter.
What the EU and their pals at the UN are doing is pretty simple to figure out. They’re simply doing what Mark Twain predicted they would back in 1899 when the Zionist movement was beginning. Here’s what he had to say in a famous article on Jews he did in Harper’s Magazine:
I am not objecting; but if that concentration of the cunningest brains in the world were going to be made in a free country (bar Scotland), I think it would be politic to stop it. It will not be well to let the race find out its strength. If the horses knew theirs, we should not ride any more.
Want further proof of how the EU has it in for Israel? The recent attempt to simply pass a resolution condemning unprovoked terrorism by Hamas against Israel in the UN General Assembly failed dismally once Israel’s enemies in the UN insisted on a two thirds majority instead of the simple majority Ambassador Haley wanted.
You know what did pass? A resolution sponsored by Ireland calling for ‘the achievement, without delay” of the implementing of U.N. resolution 2334.
Since 2334 was a series 6 Resolution that has no status as international law, Israel promptly rejected it, as any country not interested in national suicide would.But thanks to Barack Hussein Obama, it remains a framework for countries that want Israel gone.
And make no mistake,it definitely is about the Jews. Much of what constitutes the EU will never forgive them for Auschwitz. Or for being so successful in a region noted for failed states.
Rob Miller writes for Joshuapundit. His articles have appeared in The Jerusalem Post, The Washington Examiner, American Thinker, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The San Francisco Chronicle, Real Clear Politics, The Times Of Israel, Breitbart.Com, Yediot and other publications.
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