Regarding the above-mentioned double standard

Bibi was wrong about the EU not condemning Hamas. They did.

In statement released following a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels, the bloc reiterated its “fundamental commitment to the security of Israel, including with regard to vital threats in the region,” adding it “will never stop opposing those who embrace and promote violence as a way to achieve political goals.”

Wow, that’s a pretty harsh condemnation. The EU “will never stop opposing” violent organizations.

Now let’s see what they have to say about plans to build new units in Jerusalem’s suburbs. Plans, mind you. They’re not going to be built for years.

At the same time, however, the EU also said it was “deeply dismayed by and strongly opposes” preliminary Israeli plans to construct 3,000 homes in the E1 area of Jerusalem.

“The E1 plan, if implemented, would seriously undermine the prospects of a negotiated resolution of the conflict by jeopardizing the possibility of a contiguous and viable Palestinian state and of Jerusalem as the future capital of two states,” the EU claimed.

“In the light of its core objective of achieving the two-state solution, the EU will closely monitor the situation and its broader implications, and act accordingly,” the statement concluded.

What double standard? Really, what’s Bibi talking about? There is only one standard for Israel, and that is blame, oppose, harass, and beat down.

No, really. Look again. See the difference.

“The EU is deeply dismayed by and strongly opposes Israeli plans to expand settlements,” foreign ministers of the 27 EU states said in a statement after meeting in Brussels.

“The EU will closely monitor the situation and its broader implications, and act accordingly.”

And now their statement on Hamas stating openly that it will never recognize Israel, that “Palestine” is theirs from “the river Jordan to the sea,” and that they will continue to violently attempt to destroy Israel.

“The EU finds inflammatory statements by Hamas leaders that deny Israel’s right to exist unacceptable,” the ministers said.

The breathtaking double standard, in perfect evidence, in three sentences. Calls to destroy the state of Israel? Unacceptable. Plans to create more buildings on disputed land? Deep dismay and opposition.

Despicable. Europe still hates the Jews. Only now, they use the Palestinians as a fig leaf for their hatred. It’s a pretty transparent fig leaf, Euros. We’ve seen through you all along.

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3 Responses to Regarding the above-mentioned double standard

  1. One additional observation: In the EU-document, the passage about the EU “opposing” those who propagate violence is part of § 9. But just before that (in § 8)it “reiterates its call for intra-Palestinian reconciliation … as an important element for the unitiy of a future Palestinian state and for reaching a two-state solution”. So the EU “opposes” violence, but first and foremost the terrorists should join the Palestinan government.

  2. ahad haamoratsim says:

    Sultan Knish summed it up nicely here:

    As did Treppenwitz:

    Murdering Jews – not so nice.
    Letting Jews build housess – unforgivable threat to world peace.

  3. Michael Lonie says:

    I wonder when the Euros will notice that the Palestinian Arabs have no interest in a “Two-state solution”? If they do notice, what will be their reactions?

    I have faith in their intellectual abilities. I’m sure they will find some rationale, however thin and false, to blame the Jews for Arab intrasigence.

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