Posted by: r.m. | November 17, 2014

EU: maybe recognizing “Palestine” – while still supporting Israel? No thanks

FYI, here is a link to a short interview I did on Press TV about the EU’s “threat” to recognize the “State” of Palestine: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=753111158093406 Screen Shot 2014-11-17 at 10.47.17 AM

To recap, a “recognition” of a “state” of Palestine without simultaneous sanctions and repercussions on Israel for its continuous violations of international law and for its war crimes against Palestinians in Gaza – becomes an empty, symbolic gesture.  We have had enough of empty words.

What is needed is the EU to “cease “material support” for Israel’s crimes” – and to listen to the largest outpouring of unified European support on this issue:

More than 300 political parties, trade unions and campaign groups have called for the suspension of a key agreement between Israel and the European Union.

The appeal urges the EU to freeze the “association agreement” with Israel. That deal, which entered into force in 2000, facilitates largely unrestricted trade between the EU and Israel and allows Israel to participate in a wide range of the Union’s programs.

The appeal, delivered to the new EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, is one of the most widely endorsed statements by European organizations on Palestine to date.

Want to support them? – See http://freepalestine.eu 


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