European nations: Don't do business in settlements
Itamar Eichner
Published: 25.08.13, 14:00
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1. Final paragraph is all you have to read
Sarah B ,   Tel Aviv/London   (08.25.13)
The fact of the matter is Netanyahu has no wriggle room. The potential losses to Israel proper requires him to abandon the longterm financial future of the settlements. The days of the settler holding 5.5 million Israelis in Israel proper hostage is coming to an end.
2. hey, there's Europe!
agokoy ,   cebu   (08.25.13)
babies, children, aged, men and women nerve gassed in Syria. and where's EU? trying so hard to persecute Israel for exercising their rights in their own land.
3. joke?
Michel ,   Ashkelon   (08.25.13)
It was the Iranians that were supposed to be boycotted.
4. European boycot
John ,   Herzlia   (08.25.13)
England occupies the Falklands and Gibraltar. Holland occupies the provinces in the South of the country already 500 years. Spain occupies big areas in Morocco. Why do these EU nations do not occupy themselves? Maybe they act out of pure anti Israel feelings?
5. We will soon see
PaulD ,   Jerusalem   (08.25.13)
Britain, Germany, Denmark, Holland and Sweden, the leaders of the disgraceful EU support for Arab aggression against Israel, we be the first to disintegrate into chaos. The rest of the EU will follow. Such a hostile act on the part of the EU, is inviting their own overly delayed demise..
6. #1 NOT Sarah B.
deavman ,   Acco, Israel   (08.25.13)
7. Israeli businessmen dont invest with palestinians
Alexander Scheiner ,   Israel   (08.25.13)
do not invest in Sharon and Yehuda with palestinians, no Joint ventures and no Training of palestinians in Israel, Shomron and Yehuda. Because of the EU boycott against Israel palestinians will loose Jobs. Accountable is the increasingly antisemitic EU under Ashton.
8. " in violation of the law"
Zev ,   Israel   (08.25.13)
Why is this not challenged.
9. What a surprise
norbus ,   Jerusalem   (08.25.13)
Germany 's history says it all clearly Britain Arabists from Lawrence on Sweden, Holland Denmark , inundated by Arabs. All losing their National identities in an experiment that went horribly wrong# Europe should show it loves the Pals and not Hate the Jews and offer visas to all the Pals that are going to lose their Jobs because of EU policy. that is emulating Obama to destroy its Nation.
10. International Law. Israel built by Jewish Kings. Israeli ter
Adi ,   Zurich   (08.25.13)
International Law. Israel built by Jewish Kings. Israeli territory. Occupation is rhetoric. A lie repeated and the repeated becomes believable to the weak minded and foolish. Europe, are you foolish.?. Arabs are treated beautifully. If they misbehave and make a mess. Like any citizen, they are stopped.
11. More Arab unemployment
Moshico ,   Jerusalem   (08.25.13)
If a boycott is made over the green line then there will be more Arab unemployment. Israeli businesses are employing hundreds of Arabs. So it that's what they want that's what they will get.
12. #2 One wrong does not justify neglecting another!
voice of the truth ,   Canada   (08.25.13)
13. #12 "Voice of truth" Ha! Ha! Very funny!
NudNik69   (08.25.13)
Garbage. Even Ban of the UN says Israel is unfairly targeted. A stark admission. People like you have a warped idea of right and wrong. Just admit you know nothing about the subject matter and are easily led by ideals that tug at your deep-seated dislike of Jews. Get off.
14. Why Israel is boycot'ed
Beary White ,   Norway   (08.25.13)
Because most of the european countries have hords of Islamic immigrants which makes a heavy voters area. And every leftist parties and politicians have no problems to even convert into islam, to get those voters. Norways islamic immigrate-budget is a loss of 73 bill NOK per year. And the leftist politicians are still smiling and spreading shit abouth Israel, hoping for re-election in September.
15. European nations: Don't do business in settlements
Lazerbenabba ,   London, England   (08.25.13)
This absurdity, moving at the speed of light whilst there is prevarication at a snails pace in Syria over the obscene murder of civilians. It is plain for all to see where the EU's priorities are! Take the perceived easy option against Israel and continue to permit massacres on a massive scale then everything is all right. The bankruptcy of the EU's foreign policy mandarins is blatant and transparent; pander to their Islamic populations and ignore the tragedy that is Syria. Their only cost will be the approbation of future generations but who will be around to ensure that they are brought to book.
16. In Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq, Yemen, Libya they mas...
Jehudah Ben-Israel ,   Qatzrin, Israel   (08.25.13)
....murder hundreds of thousands of humans - children, women, men, the elderly, the disabled - while in Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Gulf countries the practice of slavery is wide spread. Yet, they single out the Jews to be boycotted because they dwell in peacefully in their ancestral homeland... It this is not the latest form of anti-Semitism / anti-Jewish racism, what is...??!!
17. #6 yes she is
There are two Sarah B.s #1 is the Sarah B from London, a Leftist who supported Cameron butchering civilians in Libya at the behest of jihad, supported Erdogan in the Mavi Marmara incident, and whose only fantasy is BDS on the Jews.
18. Gotta luv those Brits
ASTRONAUT ,   SC, USA   (08.25.13)
Dear Brits: go drill for oil off the Argentine coast, and mind your colonialist manners.
19. Label checking in Chicago
Rhonda ,   Chicago, USA   (08.25.13)
Hi Israel! Yesterday I was grocery shopping in Whole Foods and picked up an item and flipped it to read the label. In English it read, Made in the US. Underneath though was another statement that read, "made in EU". I'm not sure if it truly meant Made in the European Union but it wasn't going in my cart. I'm not sure what these labels meant but I wasn't taking any chances. I carefully check labels now. Just one little event, perhaps meaning nothing but letting you know that there are people paying attention over here.
20. Boycott
max ,   washington dc   (08.25.13)
The dumb European Boycott can work both ways. Instead of buying a car made in Europe, I bought a quality Japanese car!
21. #1. Days of leftists holding Israel hostage are ending.
Chaim ,   Israel   (08.25.13)
Recent polls show the vast majority of Israelis support Judea and Samaria. Not only do Judea and Samaria legally belong to Israel; the are necessary for Israel's survival. This is obvious to any literate child capable of reading a map. The days of a small number of brainless leftists, who have been dead wrong on every major issue, holding Israel hostage are coming to an end.
22. They Will Be Sorry
Those that curse Israel, will be Cursed!
23. It is hypocritical
Shalom ,   Ashdod, IL   (08.25.13)
that this comes from bastards, like England, who at one time, ruled over half the world. We should stand firm and tell them the whole thing is Eretz Israel and if they close the door before us, Hashem will open a window somewhere else. These are the same bastards who treated Jews "very nicely" during Worl War II. Hashem does not forget and He will extract our judgment.
24. #4
Samuel ,   Melbourne   (08.25.13)
UN charter Article 2 (4) states: "All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state..." So, in other words, annexations pre-1945 are okay. Annexations post-1945 (Six Day War of 1967) are illegitimate according to international law.
25. in today High tech world,
ghostq   (08.25.13)
adress is meaningless, when people buy electronics none check the adress in china.
26. EU boycott
graczek ,   Maryland, USA   (08.25.13)
It is most gratifying to see that leaders and peoples of several European countries finally are developing a good conscience with regard to Palestine. However, the boycott does come up a bit short. It should be recalled that all of so-called "Israel" is an illegitimate settlement and must be boycotted.
27. funny
Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia are realizing they need a safe Israel, and that their preoccupation with the fake "palestinians" has damaged them. The fake "palestinian" refugee problem, even with the inflated numbers people throw around, is overshadowed by the number of refugees in Syria. The Europeans will have to stop feeding the "palestinians" or decide to starve the real Syrian refugees to death. The Europeans will have to face the fact that none of the Syrian refugees will ever go home, they will have to resettle where they are. The absurdity of insisting that the fake palestinian refugees must settle in Israel will become clear to everyone. And best: the insistence that Israel negotiate with Abbas, a man who represents no one but his own corrupt coterie is amazing.
28. Proud to be European
Non Jewish Immigrant ,   Haifa   (08.25.13)
I always thought that the only language Israel understand is money - so from the moment the wallets are attacked, then there's an interrest from the Israeli side to soften its stance. KOL HAKAVOD TO EUROPE !!!
29. PaulD, time to put SIDE B
You and your ilk have been saying this over and over and over again... and meanwhile they stand still...
30. Chaim 21 you've been saying this for while
And nothing happens... the facts are that the Israeli goverment is now on peace talks and will return the terrorities to the Palestinians. So keep dreaming... By the way, which polls are you talking about? There ain't such polls !
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