WAR CRIMINAL ELLIOT ABRAMS''FUCK INTERNATIONAL LAWS AND OUR VIOLATIONS'' ... On Israel, the EU Sides With … Assad? Author: Elliott Abrams
This week the EU took a stance that it heralded as pro-peace,
pro-"peace process," and anti-settlement. Henceforth, new guidelines
require all 28 member nations to refuse any grants, scholarships,
prizes, or funding to entities in Jewish settlements in the West Bank.
Or any part of Jerusalem that was not part of Israel prior to the 1967
war. Or the Golan Heights.EU hostility to the West Bank settlements is not new, but this
formulation is remarkable. First, the stumbling block to negotiations
right now is the Palestinian refusal to come to the table. How does this
punitive measure against Israel motivate Mahmoud Abbas to start
talking? Does it not in fact signal him to keep staying away, only to
see the EU hit Israel harder and harder?Second, it is politically stupid in Israeli terms (as Obama policy
has been) because it lumps together the major blocs that Israel will
certainly keep in any peace deal, and the small settlements east of the
security barrier, places that Israel will have to give up. Many Israelis
would back a freeze of some sort for those small settlements and do
believe those settlements will go if there is ever a final agreement,
but they will not back a freeze in the major blocs. Those towns are
thriving and will always be Israeli, so why punish them—and again, why
punish them now because Abbas won't talk?
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