The European Union has decided to force Israel to adhere to its own Jewish values of respect for all people. The EU will now insist that any agreement with Israel explicitly exempts Jewish settlements on the West Bank. In other words, they must be considered to be areas that are not part of the state of Israel. The directive includes all areas of co-operation between the EU and Israel, including economics, science and culture, but excludes trade. “The purpose of these guidelines is to make a distinction between the state of Israel and the occupied territories when it comes to EU support.”
Naturally, the Israel government blames this statement as pushing “peace further away instead of bringing it closer.” Gee, could someone in the Israel government explain how seizing Palestinian land brings the peace process-closer? The Netanyahu government is simple the mirror image of the Morsi government in Egypt. Religion rules, not respect for the dignity of ALL humans.