1. Israel has the capability to set a price tag too
Many European countries have consulates in Jerusalem, which act as embassies to "Palestine", along with assorted diplomatic staff.
Israel can start by expelling them, and restricting the access of EU personnel into the WB.
Secondly, Israel can further economically penalize the PA every time the EU sees fit to punish Israel. This can be done by denying Arabs work permits, cancelling the permits of those who are already in Israel, withholding taxes, and restricting imports and exports.
2. going to pay
Pay what? Will we lose the current love and respect from the EU. Or will we lose the incessant attacks from the arabs who will no longer love us?
the only thing to be lost is arab homes contiguous to E Jerusalem. The Philistinian entity will have to connect to itself further east than it wants
Seahag Nine ,
los angeles USA
3. same old same old
this article is just fearmongering
they have been talking sanctions for ages,an west bank goods are already labelled in EU.
They also spoke about US freezing AID...
Israel will supply cheap energy to EU, and can also threaten sanctions... so it works both ways bwana..
4. We'll have to punish USA then, won't we?
5. #4 You're kidding, right?
Except that its coming out that the reason that Europe is acting is because they asked Obama how to react and he gave them their marching orders because he couldn't be seen to be acting against Israel directly. So I 'm not so sure that Europe is our problem, except indirectly.
7. Big mouth talkbackers
The racist South African government, in its time, did not believe that anything could stop it.
8. Despicable Comparisons
Comparing The 1982massacre by Falangists while the jewish army did nothing as an example of antisemitism is gross denial of a war crime a shame to israel.Bless the 400,000 Telavivians who protested in disgust.they ought be part of the Government not neofascist Jews like the pay back agents provocauters.
All this land was owned by Israel and promised by G-D.
The majority Governments are Bigots!
David Asleson ,
10. This is 2012, no longer 1948, 1967 or 1993.
Many European diplomats have still that vision of Israel as a nascent and weak settlement.
We are a nation, a thriving nation, a technology power, an energy power, an economic power. Our main trade partners are China, India, Asia.
Our enemies are collapsing. Watch Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and soon Jordan.
We are turning our back on this economically, politically, socially bankrupted old Europe.
The Palestinians will have their own state in Jordan one day.
11. Please save Israel!
I love the country where I was born and I don't want it to become an isolated state like Iran or something! Please, listen to the demands of the international community and don't ignore it! Don't let friendly states to become against you! What is happening??
Dave from Brazil ,
12. Cheap talk
Who is this european officer ? Name please...
13. Boycott produce from the occupied terrotries
The most affective tool agains the illegal settlment expansion is to lead a campaign to boycott produce from the illegal occupation. One really has to thank the Right Wing Fascist goverment of Netanyahu for bringing this to the worlds attention.
14. The problem is completely on the Obama side!
15. Whos going to pay?
Rocket attracts and terrorism is the qualification needed to gain recognition by the United Nations. To save you some time just research the last 100 years for the history of the Palestinians. Who were their presidents? What was their currency or contribution to society, one way or another? Nothing! Most of the money sent to them by the European tax payers is spent on weapons and propaganda. In their own TV programs they use children to glorify suicide bombers. All this and more and the Jews are still expected to “give it up?” I don’t think so!!
Israel will pay a price !?
What have we been paying ?
Chazak Chazak Ve Yitz Chazak!
Bibi is correct you Simon are wrong , only streagth will work. And Why are the Arabs in Judea not forced to "pay a price" for their murderous incitement and behavior?
U r a child
Chiam Yahuda ,
17. Great! means Euros gonna drop much more? why do i say that..
first i gonna declare i will buy some Euros soon for some personal gains plan, Euros dropping right?
why should i say that? G-D bless those who bless Israel, likewise G-D curse those who curse Israel.
when we see European nations in mirky debts mud is NOT without reasons, because Europe has started to court arabs and despise the Israelis, Sin begets Woes.
sauctions and aids withdrawn should be against arab nations, get all bypass radical Egypt, Syria, Tehran and take aim at the sole democratic nation in ME.
Stupidity has became a unstopable virus in Europe.
18. Any Israeli No means, "automatic "EU" Sanctions
Roland Seener ,
19. .Israel is depicted as an unpopular and arrogant state!
20. Giving Palestine to European Jews was a mistake, a crime
Israel will just sell to other countries. No big deal.
22. Fear the EU, Really?
Don't think real Jews will allow euros to tell them what to do in their own land anymore. Cowardly leftists know nothing of courage so an article like this is nothing more than a reflection of their own cowardice. Americans and Euros have no place to tell the Jews to leave land they rightfully took back. I'm sure the natives in Australia, North and South America, New Zealand and elsewhere would love the opportunity to take their land back.
Anaheim, CA, USA
23. Meanwhile abbas refuses to negotiate and that is the problem
The PA have abandoned the peace process because they would have to make peace with Israel. They have rejected Barak's 2000 offer of peace and Olmert's 2006-8 offer.
So the PA prefers to use the UN to force PA desires on Israel. The problem is that Israel has control of the territtory and the PA cannot get any control without talking to Israel.
bob k ,
24. EU governments at odds with their people
The majority of Europeans are getting sick of giving in to the Islamists. While France was voting to give the PA state status, hundreds of thousands of French people were protesting Muslim immigration. UK, Belgium, Netherlands, etc. all have been overrun, ghettoized, intimidated and impoverished by violent, anti-assimilationist, polygamist Muslim welfare families. Ancient churches are turned into mosques, which are recruiting stations for terrorists. Hezbollah proselytizes and radicalizes European youth. Christmas trees are outlawed. Sharia law is enforced. HOW LONG WILL THIS BE TOLERATED? Not much longer. So those EU politicians threatening Israel to ingratiate themselves to Islamist thugs may just find themselves out of their jobs.
las vegas USA
25. Leftists always trying to scare us. Pathetic!
Leftists are always trying to scare Israel to knuckle under to our enemies. Pathetic! Israel needs exactly the opposite. Israel needs Churchills to inspire us to fight for our rights!
26. #1 illustrates the thug mentality in Israel
If you punish us for our crimes, we'll commit even more crimes. Give that a try Vlad. Your head has clearly swollen. Sanctions on Israel will end this big talk and thug behavior all too common with the Israeli mafia government.
27. Better to be Hated and Alive
Better to be Hated and Alive than loved and dead clearly this author has never experienced life outside Israel or experienced anti semitism in his life.
Joe Sombrero ,
28. Europe is giving Israel morality lessons? Ha!
I mean really. 1940-45 was not that long ago.. how quickly we forget our past - heh? Mankind is thousands of year old and Europe's holocaust is just a mere 67 years ago. Forgive me if I find the European Crocodile tears for the Palestinians a bit unbelievable.
Shep Fargotstein ,
29. To hell with Obama and the Europeans!!!
Israel doesn't need them! God is on its side; He will take care of those godless heathens! Go Israel! Build-build-build! God bless, Israel; praying for the peace of Jerusalem!!! Christian Zionist
Jake Stone ,
30. no change
You don`t change a serpent in a bird, not an millenary antisemite in a jew lover.So don`t worry the only thing we can change is our attitude and aptitude to face reality.Israel must be absolutely united and at the end everything will go well.