Now it's official: EU 'boycotting' settlements
Attila Somfalvi
Published: 19.07.13, 14:27
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1. big deal...
eddie ,   London UK   (07.19.13)
who cares of the EU doesn't fund building of settlements or arab infrastructure... Israel will soon be exporting oil and gas to EU, will have to add a few cents to the prices to make up for this.
2. Israel needs to move the pharmaceutical
Jorge ,   Israel/USA/Argentina   (07.19.13)
that provide medicine for risky sickness to Samaria and Judea. European will boycott vital medicines and will have 2 choices: death or stop boycott. The same with all vital technology, hospitals and investigations. This is a good time for Jewish people to stand as 1943 against the nazis. Europe became Germany 1933
3. We will not follow any demands regarding our borders. These
Eric ,   Luxembourg   (07.19.13)
Sure, with the Palestinians. But for the Rest of the World it is clear that Israel will be based on 67 lines with swaps of Land. Just like Ashton said, the guidelines will be changed AFTER Israelis and Palestinians have an Agreement.
4. EU-Funded Projects In Areas B And C Should Be Forbidden
Yishai Kohen ,   YeShA, Israel   (07.19.13)
Effective immediately.
5. jorge
anton ,   istanbul   (07.19.13)
your mistaken if you think eu depends on israel in anyway its vice versa israel has export based economy and guess where most of her exports are goin? guess how is funding israeli projects, and guess whose CB hold euore as reserve money u think europeans have shekels in their banks? :) the is nothing israel have against eu which produce evrything all member countries need, israelis thats are succesfull are educated in eu and usa so if they are teaching you then how do you think they cant produce pharmececuticals high tech etc etc and one more etc israelies have one major problem and its lack of modesty along with high sense of self importance which i think stems either from religion or its related with the myth of everyone hates jews so you need to be bold and proud to survive in any case this will only hurt yourself if yu ever travel to india try its coffe its really somthin :) cheers
6. To: Jorge at No. 2
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (07.19.13)
That's rather a brilliant idea. Kudos to you. Open an extension to the Weiznmann Institute in the West Bank. That will mean that the Europeans will have to reject the chemotherapy protocols developed by Israel. They will also have to cease utilizing all existing Israeli-developed chemotherapy protocols. That will result in a lot of dead Europeans -- but who cares? Israel's remarkable IT industry should also decamp to the West Bank. The Euroweenies can go back to rotary dial phones and two tin cans and a long piece of string. Turn the tables. Cancel the license agreements which allows European countries to utilize Israeli IT. It is time that Israel wielded its significant power in the two fields in which Israel is openly acknowledged as the dominant force -- medicine and IT. Europe is dying, anyway. Why waste energy and effort on a soon-to-be corpse?
7. EU
Christy Shaffer ,   USA   (07.19.13)
Israel will thrive and flourish, even though the EU has determined this. This is a disappointing decision on behalf of the EU. They should uphold the hands and arms if Israel not run out on them and abandon Israel. They should not try and manipulate them into coming to the table out of controlled effort. Sad that the leadership of the EU has come to this decision.
8. EU rep to Israel OUT until furthur notice!!
shadoil79 ,   Jerusalem   (07.19.13)
9. I Can Live Without EU Goods
emanon ,   USA   (07.19.13)
But can EU live without Israeli goods? Or better yet, can EU live under sharia law that the terrorstinia s will impose?
10. EU
sas ,   jerusalem   (07.19.13)
the ambassador and staff did a "great" job! might as well close the embassy and save $$$$$
11. To all "thickos" out there who think
DT ,   TA Israel   (07.19.13)
the EU can be cowered and begged to by Israel and expect to gain "respect " what other "signs and wonders" do you need to think otherwise ?
12. OBL gave them their wishes.
BUTSeriously ,   Sydney   (07.19.13)
13. Let them boycott, more food for us!!! :^P
Nick Sporek ,   Jerusalem Israel   (07.19.13)
exports are almost always better quality anyway.
14. EU decision
graczek ,   Maryland, USA   (07.19.13)
Terrific! BDS finally begins to take hold in earnest, as I have long predicted. The beginning of the final end of the Zionist entity with little or no bloodshed needed. It will be accomplished economically and socially.
15. This will also effect many Palestinians living
Jo   (07.19.13)
Something that many forgot, their are plenty of Palestinians working in Judea and Samaria, making a living. There is no work in the PA, no welfare,no access to healthcare or possible membership, and if you can work in PA areas you get a fraction of what you would get in Israel (and none of the rights or benefits) and it is no where near enough money to live on. So good luck on effecting more Palestinians than Israelis......
16. Israel has anti-boycott laws for just this type of thing
Eric ,   Tel Aviv & NY   (07.19.13)
Now all we need is for each entity effected to individually sue the EU in Israeli courts under existing anti-boycott laws for potential financial damages. Lets see the EU defend thousands of individual cases.
17. even dead sea products???????
fcd ,   jerusalem   (07.19.13)
18. Jorge and Sarah B
Jordan Ariel ,   USA   (07.19.13)
I think those are absolutely wonderful ideas. I think it would be lovely to see the EU choose between sickness and health if Teva and other pharma companies etc were moved to the EU (sounds like ew... as in yuck) no no zones. They are such hypocrites.
19. #1
Harold ,   USA   (07.19.13)
The next step the EU is going to make is stop trading with Israel as they did to South Africa. Dont count your chicks before they hatch.
20. #2
Harold ,   USA   (07.19.13)
You just made me laugh loud. Do you think Europe will beg Israel for their products. Wise-up
21. #6 'Sarah B'
Sarah B ,   Tel Aviv/London   (07.19.13)
You seem to be expending a lot of energy on the European corpse as of late. Not bad considering you consider it to be decomposing. I have a proposal, if the EU are refusing to fund any projects in the West Bank and the Golan, Israel should refuse EU funding for projects within Israel proper. I'll have a little wager, I bet that not one euro will be refused in Israel proper in solidarity with the settlers, who are about to be hung out to dry. Also how much money will the Weizmann Institute lose if it does what you advise? Another reason it is not going to happen. I suggest you take a step away from lala land and look at the cold hard facts. Israel proper will not do anything that means it loses European funding get over yourself already
22. EU boycotting settlements
Harold ,   USA   (07.19.13)
The European Union did warn Israel end of last year that this sanction is going to take place in July 2013 if no peace agreament with the Palestinians is started. I predict this sanction is a tip of an iceberg.
23. It's time....
Ram ,   London   (07.19.13)
for a full frontal clash with these anti-Semitic morons. Come on Israel, deal with this forcefully. Hit them where it hurts, depriving them of all your goodies they enjoy and take for granted! Enough with capitulation.
24. they should return all technology .
alan ash ,   nyc   (07.19.13)
anything they are using with israeli technology should be returned . boycott . --stupid people
25. #4
Harold ,   USA   (07.19.13)
Are you threatning the EU. Wise-up
26. Is there any reports of Israeli companies
Sarah B ,   Tel Aviv/London   (07.19.13)
who work within the new rules defined by the EU returning any monies paid by the EU to themselves in solidarity with the settlers? Any companies announced that they are moving to the West Bank or the Golan to take advantage of severing ties with Europe? Thought not
27. All the Americano-Jewish extremism talkbacks are funny
Non Jewish immigrant ,   Haifa   (07.19.13)
Calm down guys! Europe said it will continue support Israel within its 67 borders! Chill out! They never said they will boycott Israel!!!! Now the question is if the government of Israel really want to invest in real citizens who live a normal life within the green line or if Israel is held by a bunch of lunatics who believe god have them this land? Israel is more in an identity quest rather than anything else... The West Bank is nothing and has nothing. It doesn't represent Israel or the Israelis people. All the technology is within the green line
28. #6 Sarah B
Harold ,   USA   (07.19.13)
Bad and rotten ideas again. The two pillars that kept Israel standing are Europe and the US. If Europe stops trading with Israel = one pillar is gone = colapse of Israel. Try to use your brain and wise-up. This new saction is a tipe of an iceberg.
29. So no more health trips for Europeans to the Dead See
Eric ,   Tel Aviv & NY   (07.19.13)
Sweden and other northern EU countries send hundreds of citizens on all expense paid trips to the Dead Sea each year for the sun and water. Jordan does not have the medical facilities to pick these patients up. So the EU is going to have to stop sending them.
30. Second Point: They Are Not Settlements
emanon ,   USA   (07.19.13)
The areas being discussed are the result of Urban Expansion and represent CITIES, not settlements. Urban Expansion is a sign of a healthy economy, a growing population and stable government.
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