Have the EU or the U.S. ever held the Palestinians to any kind of standard at all? Have they stopped, or threatened to stop funding if the Palestinians don’t cease inciting hatred of Israel and Jews? Did the Palestinians ever suffer for fabricating human rights violations outright, like Jenin? Has anyone insisted that the Palestinians sit down to the table and talk, period, no preconditions?
Of course not.
But they will load condemnation on top of condemnation for Israel. The latest EU directive to ban funding to any Israeli organization inside the Green Line is reprehensible. The Green Line is not a border. It is the armistice line from the 1949 cease-fire, and includes the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem, which was Jew-free from 1949 to 1967 after Jordan took it in the war. And the EU directive aims to crush Israel financially and force her to go along with European and American dictats.
The Obama Administration has made clear that it has no problem with the EU edict.
“The US position on settlements is clear and has not changed,” a State Department spokesman told The Jerusalem Post, referring questions on the details of the decision to European officials.
“We do not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity.”
Looks like he’s feeling a lot freer to screw Israel in his second term. Which we knew would happen.
So settlements are wrong, illegal, against international law, and the EU is coming down with all of its financial force on Israel.
So here’s a question for you: Where are the EU dictats when it comes to the illegal occupation of Cyprus? Is the EU boycotting all Turkish businesses on the Green Line in Cyprus? Has the American State Department come down on the side of the Cypriots, who have suffered an occupation for about the same time as the “occupation” of the West Bank?
Of course not. Because there are no Jews in Cyprus. Nobody cares that Turkey invaded and took over half a Greek island and has been holding it since 1974. No one cares that over 120,000 Turkish settlers were put on the Island and have stayed there ever since, even though there were no ties of Turkey to Cyprus.
There are, of course, millennial-old ties of Jews to the West Bank, and the Temple Mount is in east Jerusalem–but the EU is saying that Jews are not allowed to live in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem, because nineteen years ago Jordan took it in war and threw out all of the Jews.
I have two words for the EU: Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck you.
(This is why I can’t write for any organization. I just can’t remove my feelings from my posts.)