Tag Archives: EU

How the Russian-Ukrainian conflict affects the Middle East

We like to think that what happens on the other side of the world has nothing to do with us, so we ought to keep our heads down and just stay out of the Russian-Ukrainian crisis. Unfortunately, international crises have … Continue reading

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Perfidious Europe and its obssession with settlements

Once again the settlements, international law and Israel’s international standing are in the news – if these subjects ever actually left the limelight to begin with. Last week several European countries summoned their Israeli ambassadors to rebuke them over Israel’s … Continue reading

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European aid to Palestinians is wasted while Syrian refugees are desperate for help

Despite European irritation at Israel at its refusal to accept their meddlesome guidelines on settlements, Europe is equally unhappy at funding the Palestinians since they discovered that most PA civil workers are not in fact working (besides the fact that … Continue reading

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European NGOs are at the forefront of delegitimization of Israel

Besides the outrageous ASA boycott, another boycott was also mentioned in my earlier post: the boycott by the Dutch water company Vitens against Israel’s Mekorot water company, which has generated a pushback from the Israeli Foreign Ministry: The Foreign Ministry … Continue reading

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Agreeing to disagree with the EU on settlements

Earlier this year, the European Union issued a directive which effectively required to push Israel back to the 1949 armistice lines if it wished to receive EU funding for certain projects.  With the tempting bait of participation in the prestigious … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

Here we are again, at the end of another week, and it’s time for my latest Good News Friday installment. We start this week’s good news with something that would have been thought of as miraculous only a decade or … Continue reading

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