Apparently, not all the members of the EU are Israel-haters.
Some 20 European Union Parliament Members sent a letter to the EU Foreign Policy Chief in which they strongly condemned remarks made by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan last month. The Turkish PM drew international condemnation when he said that Zionism is a crime against humanity during a UN conference.
This is the first time that such a large number of European parliamentarians come out so strongly against anti-Israel statements.
For comparison’s sake, there are 751 members of the EU Parliament. But I do like this part:
“As a fellow democracy, we in the European Union must support Israel against those who challenge the country’s very existence. That was clearly Mr. Erdogan’s intentions when he coupled Zionism with Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and Fascism – three manifestations of hate we in the European Union fight against.
“The banality of Mr. Erdogan’s comparison needs little explanation: Zionism is the fulfillment of the national rights and aspirations of the Jewish people and must not be denied.”
Will anything come of it?
Doubtful. But at least people are actually responding to Erdogan’s despicable remarks.