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EU slams Israel over settlements, Palestinians    AFP
1. bias
The E>U> seems to have nothing to discuss but the same monotonous story against Israel, Why do these idiots not see,look investigate any arab country,s?? The press is controlled by arab country,s
colin   (05.14.12)
2. The EU hampers peace
HL ,   USA   (05.14.12)
3. British Council puff piece writer:
Where are you and your syrupy nonsense now???
gelb   (05.14.12)
4. the EU can stuff it!
WHy do they allow the illegal occupation and settlement of ancestral lands belonging to the Basque, Bretons, Corsicans in their own backyward? WHat about EU crimes against the Serbian people, who were driven out of their ancestral land, Kosovo by jihadists? Why is the EU not condeming Turkish occupation of Kurdistan, Armenia, northern Cyprus? Or the illegal occupation of norterhn Georgia by Russian imperialists? Or the illegal occupation of Western Sahara by Morocco? The EU is disgraceful!
ej ,   Kiev   (05.14.12)
5. Tell E.U. Ministers to go to hell. This land is ours!
The E.U. had better start dealing with it's own problems. Just about every nation in the E.U. is either bankrupt or fast going that way. Tell the E.U. Ministers to go to hell. This land is ours. It was ours more than 3,000 years before their nations existed. It will be ours forever.
Chaim ,   Israel   (05.14.12)
6. Not the settlements are the problem, ...
It's the indifferent position, Israeli governments are taking on the issue. Israel should have sorted out the territory for a long time, thus creating an area A, that is one connected area and an area B, that replaces Area B/C and will be one continuous area, too. Still, we have a situation, that is hard to bear for both sides and encourages the stateless Arabs to try to change it.
Yael Schlichting ,   Qiryat Motzkin   (05.14.12)
7. Silly Eurobunts. They roll over and die yet again.
These are the same spineless Europeans who spent decades suffering from Palestinian terrorism, only to release terrorists from prison almost every single time. Why? Because the Palestinian terrorists said they'd keep killing Europeans unless they released the convicted killers. So what did the European defenders of law and justice and human rights do? Did they strengthen their security> Did they fight terrorism? Did they send the terrorists to war crimes trials in the Hague? No. They let them go.
Brian Cohen ,   Judean Peoples Front   (05.14.12)
8. EU Racism and Muslim ass-kicking hampers peace
(05.14.12)
9. Inexistent EU values hampers peace
(05.14.12)
10. cue the whining
Here we go, a bunch of whiny talkbacks complaining that the EU is irrelevant and this is all antisemitism. Was the international stance against Apartheid South Africa because of antisemitism too? You rightwingers want to blame everyone and everything except your own actions. You can't have the land without the people who live there, when will you wake up to that simple fact and join the modern world?
Daniel   (05.14.12)
11. For Gods Sake Fight Back
Settlements are legal Eugene W. Rostow assistant secretary of state for the United States in 1967 who wrote UN resolution 242 wrote in several articles in 1991 that resolution 242 never meant for Israel to go back to the 67 borders. He also wrote that settlements were legal in the West Bank based on the fact that the British mandate in 1922 could not be rescinded. There is nothing in his writings in any agreements that say Israel had to go back to. 67, and nothing was ever mentioned about land swaps.Read also what the other authors wrote about Resolution 242 in the January 15 2007 article in Camera titled. "Security Council Resolution 242 According to its Drafters" Lord Caradon: Quotes Res 242 "Much play has been made of the fact that we didn't say "the" territories or "all the" territories. But that was deliberate. I myself knew very well the 1967 boundaries and if we had put in the "the" or "all the" that could only have meant that we wished to see the 1967 boundaries perpetuated in the form of a permanent frontier. This I was certainly not prepared to recommend." "We could have said: well, you go back to the 1967 line. But I know the 1967 line, and it's a rotten line" "Had we said that you must go back to the 1967 line, which would have resulted if we had specified a retreat from all the occupied territories, we would have been wrong."
Joe Sombrero ,   USA   (05.14.12)
12. EU settlement Crap
Judea and Samaria-Land of Israel belongs to Israel since ancient time. Israel liberated its Historic and Biblical Homeland-Land of Israel in the 20th century. Jews living in the Land of Israel is NOT settlement. Israel can tell EU Pagan to go to Hell.
Brod ,   USA   (05.14.12)
13. settlements are LEGAL under international law
The settlements in Judea & Samaria are entirely legal under international law & the Geneva Convention. Israel cannot be considered an "occupying power" since there was no state to occupy & Jordan gave up all claims on the territory. The land is disputed, not occupied There has been no transfers of population - no Arabs were forced to move & Jews moved to unpopulated land willingly. Also there is NO mention of "palestine" or "palestinians" in UN resolutions 242 nor does it call on Israel to withdraw from ALL territories.
Scott ,   Ramat Gan, Israel   (05.14.12)
14. BIG ISRAEL: historically FAIR&JUST, practical BALANCE&PEACE.
Jerry ,   The Netherlands   (05.15.12)
15. EU Ministers
Who are these 27 EU Ministers to say, "The EU expresses deep concern about developments on the ground which threaten to make a two-state solution impossible," in a statement issued during talks in Brussels? Settlements are not illegal since Jews Own the land. What business is it of these 27 Ministers of the EU to proclaim such nonsense anyway? They should be about the business of the EU instead of meddling in the affairs not belonging to them.
ltrail ,   United States   (05.15.12)
16. The EU Ministers
The demographics of the 27 EU Ministers is not known by thieir comment. It would be interesting to learn which nations they represent, their ethnicity, and whether they made comments against Israel and Jews over the past decade or so. Are these 27 Ministers the persons that the so-called palestinians met with recently in the EU? Selah.
ltrail ,   United States   (05.15.12)
17. Will Turkey continue its occupation of Cyprus?
Why isn't the EU concerned about the occupation on their own territory?
Gianni   (05.15.12)
18. peace ???
before there was a "west bank", before there were "settlers", before the '67 "borders", before all that ... there was peace ???
dan kaplan ,   usa   (05.15.12)
19. Wasted Euros
"The EU will continue to provide financial assistance for Palestinian development in Area C and expects such investment to be protected for future use," As I watch the EU socialist utopia gradually fracture and fall apart, I find it interesting that they continue to provide valuable resources to this failed “peace” enterprise. Can’t the EU find better ways to spend precious taxpayer dollars? AS I see it, the Jewish Israelis and the Arab Israelis have divergent needs that prevent peace between the two groups. The Jews need land to accommodate their growing population and the Arabs want to see the destruction of the Jewish state to make themselves feel better. Only one of these is a noble and justifiable goal. The EU needs to take another look at the settlement situation, make an honest assessment whether this is the proper use of their resources, and then act accordingly. Right now EU resources are unwisely being used to prop up dysfunctional facades of “Palestinian government” that would collapse overnight if the handouts were withdrawn. The EU would be better off servicing their crumbling welfare state.
M Carr ,   Baltimore, USA   (05.15.12)
20. Confusing cause and effect
Where were the settlements when the Arabs tried to slaughter Jews and destroy Israel in 1948, 1956 and 1967? Where were the settlements when the Arabs tried to slaughter Jews and prevent a Jewish state even before the 1947 partition resolution? The settlements are the result, not the cause, of the Arab refusal to live in peace with Israel.
YankevUSA ,   USA   (05.15.12)
21. EU can kiss my rear end
ashton, blair and all the other lightweights can kiss my rear end. In fact, more reclamation of ancient judea and samaria will be done.
mohson   (05.15.12)
22. Remeber
Lets remember and not forget the dividence we got from taking out by FORCE thousands of jewish families from GaZa. Tell Europe to deal with there own issues
Jeff   (05.15.12)
23. What settlements where proof RIGHT ???
The same old story Jews are stealing Arab land since 1889 when the originial Jewish Zionist pioniers started to return to the area called Palisteine by Arabs Israel by Jews the world has claimed Jews were stealing Arab land I realize bibles may not be regarded as legal proof but then where do Jews come from Persia Turkey Egypt India any way I only hope the Arabs in the West Bank will try to understand the need to share the land 50 50 no not all Arab I realize though many countrys like Norway Sweden Finland so on support the Arabs claim to all the land and so any way the future to me is based up on the need for a fifth 5 th Arab Jew war posibly Hizbullah Syria Israel because I think it is needed by both Arabs Jews again 50 50 per cent % any way Arabs care not for Jew needs which is quite a un fair attitude just because Norway Sweden Finland suport you RIGHT ??? Thank You... M. S.
M.S. ,   mpls america   (05.15.12)
24. Europe is doomed. Their mindset and policies will only
serve to destroy Israel just as they are destroying European countries. Europe is self-destructing and Europeans should be the last to make pronouncements on Israel. The only thing they can offer Israel is a fast track to destruction too. Europeans should be busy trying to rectify the mess they made with their open-door immigration policies that are slowly impacting devastatingly on their own demographics. They should not be interfering in Israel's internal affairs. It is not their business.
Harry Wright ,   UK   (05.15.12)
25. They say the same thing with a building freeze
So clearly they're not interested in anything other than ethnic cleansing of Jews from Israel.
Steve from Raleigh   (05.15.12)
26. No. 10 Daniel
Not everybody who's had it up to here with the EU and their mind-numbing mantra is a right-winger. There are many of us who are sick to death of the EU's inability to grasp the reality that the Arabs refuse to accept the existence of a non-Muslim state in the Middle East. Period. It's not about the settlements and it never was. In fact, if the settlements were the reason there's an ongoing conflict, then why did Yasser Arafat found the Palestine Liberation Organization in 1964...when there weren't any settlements because Israel had no control over the so-called Occupied Territories? And while that would appear to be a perfectly reasonable question, those damned fools in the EU never seem to be able to answer it.
NYC Girl   (05.15.12)
27. we have historical rights. what does uk in falklands have?
talk to them first.
ralph   (05.15.12)
28. Down the toilet they go...
... it's so interesting that the dying words of the Europeans, even as they are swirling down the toilet and about to disappear, is in defense of palistinian moslems agains the Jews. Such an obsession.
FreddyNYC ,   NYC USA   (05.15.12)
29. Israel's response should be....
.... a long, extremely boring, but spot-on accurate summary of the international laws that make the settlements legal. Followed by a message that the EU has been extremely irritating over the peace process.
Vlad   (05.15.12)
30. How do you say "up yours" in English?
Bunnie Meyer ,   Los Angeles, CA USA   (05.15.12)
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