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European leaders: Find ways to hold Israel accountable for occupation

Former European officials urge a new two-state approach that includes more pressure and fewer Americans. But can the EU ever bring enough pressure to change Netanyahu’s calculus?

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini,September 26, 2014. (State Dept Photo)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini,September 26, 2014. (State Dept Photo)

The Oslo peace framework is obsolete, Netanyahu is disingenuous about a two-state solution, European funding for the Palestinian Authority only perpetuates the occupation, and the United States has never been an objective peace broker — that is what a group of 19 former prime ministers, foreign ministers and senior EU figures wrote in a letter to the European Union’s top leadership this week. (Read the full letter below.)

The top-ranking group of former officials, which calls itself the European Eminent Persons Group (EEPG), has sent very similar letters in the past. Signatories include former presidents and prime ministers of Ireland, France and the Netherlands, former foreign ministers of France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Spain and Portugal, and former EU foreign policy chief Javier Solano, among others.

The former statesmen and diplomats are calling on the EU to ratchet up its stalling sanctions regime against Israeli settlement activity, to back Palestinian steps in the UN Security Council and other international bodies, and to demand greater adherence to human rights standards by both sides.

“Standards of living and human rights in both [Palestinian] territories have sunk shockingly low. It is no longer possible for the EU to allow these conditions to continue without grave risk to its international reputation and to its long-term interest in the stability of its neighbourhood,” the EEPG letter declared. “The EU needs to decide on its priorities.”

European Union flags outside the European Commission building in Brussels. (Shutterstock.com)

European Union flags outside the European Commission building in Brussels. (Shutterstock.com)

The letter’s boldest proposal is for the European Union to take the lead in designing a new approach toward a two-state solution — with or without Washington. “Hiding behind American leadership on the politics of the dispute is unedifying and unproductive,” the former officials write.

The European Union already has carrots and sticks on the table, both of which it shyly brandishes from time to time. Brussels has promised Israel near-full integration into the EU marketplace as a reward for achieving a two-state solution. Alternatively, it has warned that there will be “no more business as usual” if the peace process is abandoned — hinting at but never explicitly threatening its free trade agreement with Israel.

Israel, for it part, generally ignores the pressure tactics and mini-sanctions. And what effect does the EU believe its sanctions on kosher wine and organic poultry will have on Israeli policy as long as EU member states continue to sell the IDF warships and subsidize large parts of the cost? What influence does Brussels believe its financial guidelines for projects beyond the Green Line can really have on an Israeli government that has publicly committed to itself to expanding and entrenching the settlements?

“Europe has yet to find an effective way of holding Israel to account for the way it maintains the occupation,” the EEPG letter declares. “It is time now to demonstrate to both parties how seriously European public opinion takes contraventions of international law, the perpetration of atrocities and the denial of established rights.”

The group of esteemed retired statesmen and diplomats also knows full well, however, that its positions and demands will never be made by sitting prime ministers, foreign ministers or EU high representatives. After all, they themselves waited until retirement to make their true opinions public.

It is highly unlikely that the EU will ever impose the level of pressure necessary to change Benjamin Netanyahu’s calculus with regards to ending the occupation. Europe’s “special relationship” with Israel is, simply speaking, too special.

So the EU is left with the same options it has been threatening and preparing for years: voting in favor of Palestinian-sponsored Security Council resolutions; labeling Israeli settlement products;  hypothetically linking economic ties with progress toward a two-state solution; and taking the reins of the peace process.

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    1. Pedro X

      And who will hold Palestinians accountable for their continuing acts of barbarism, such as the use of child suicide bombers and civilian lookouts?

      Israeli soldier Avihai Shorshan broke his silence and unlike anonymous story tellers tells how Hamas operated in the Gaza strip:

      “During one of our operations in the outskirts of Sajaia (city in Gaza), our location was discovered. Hamas didn’t wait long and sent towards us a 10 year old boy with an explosive belt on him.

      Against protocol and orders to kill the terrorist, a friend from the crew that was guarding the door at the time, decided not to open fire. He took cover and ordered the boy to strip and take off the explosive belt. We arrested the boy and after an interrogation in Israel he was released safe and sound. (By the way, during the interrogation it turned out that his brother, a senior Hamas member, paid him 10 shekels to go and blow up on us).”

      And how did Israelis operate:

      “During our operation in the Kasbah of Schem, while we were stationed inside a house for an ambush, an old man, one of the residents of the home started feeling pains in his chest. Because the Red Sahar are a group of useless golems, against orders we evacuated the old man in the middle of the night on a stretcher while seriously risking the troops in the area, and risking exposing the our ambush location.”

      and

      “During our duty in Gaza, the battalion commander decided that all the food supply crates that were sent to the unit for lone soldiers would be distributed to the Palestinian families”

      and

      “After preparing for two weeks for an operation that was a little crazy, we left to arrest the Hamas leadership in Janin. We had intelligence that they were all going to meet in the same coffee shop.

      After a long walk, and two weeks of combat readiness, the force reached its destination and we were all locked on the target location. But only then the intelligence realized that the coffee shop and the surrounding area were packed with uninvolved people, and the order was given to cancel the operation, and return empty handed in order to avoid harming innocent people.”

      Former IDF soldier Matan Katzman wrote on his Facebook page last Thursday that “during Operation Summer Rains in Beit Hanoun [in the northern Gaza Strip in 2006], we entered a house with a couple living in it. We asked them if they’re involved with Hamas, they said ‘no, not at all.’ We asked them if they have weapons in the house, they said ‘no, not at all.’ We stayed in the house for a couple of hours. When we left, we moved the couch and discovered an IED.”

      Shachar Eilenberg, an IDF soldier who fought in Gaza tells the following stories:

      “1.8.14, 08:00, the humanitarian cease fire comes into effect.

      Minutes after the the cease fire a biker emerges, we try to stop him, but because of the cease fire we can’t – he manages to escape. Afterwards we realize the said biker is a Hamas operative sent to check our force’s location and pass intelligence to Hamas.

      A short while afterwards Benaya Sarel spots an unarmed “civilian” on the second floor of a nearby building. Again, just like in the first incident, Benaya decides to go “pick” the civilian and find out what’s he doing in a combat zone, where for some two weeks and a half there are no civilians in sight.

      The Command Squad, comprising of six combatants, goes out to bring the civilian to us for interrogation. When they reach the said civilian a strong explosion is heard and heavy fire is opened up on them. All this of course during the “humanitarian cease fire”. From this incident Major Benaya Sarel, Lieutenant Hadar Goldin and First Sergeant Liel Gidoni did not return. Again, I emphasize, this was during a cease fire.”

      “Operation Protective Edge – Khirbat Ikhza’a
      In the early morning hours we identify two kids walking near a house we were staying in. Four combatants quickly accompany Company Commander Benaya Sarel as they go out to “pick” them, and bring them to us so we can interrogate and ask them what are they doing in an area that has been clear of civilians for the last week and a half, an area where fighting is taking place. After a quick interrogation by the Prisoner Interrogator and Benaya Sarel it becomes clear the kids came here looking for food and have no ties to Hamas. Benaya decides to give them some of our food and release them to their homes.”

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      • Ben

        It’s great to have first hand accounts from all angles. The point is to begin to talk about it. That’s why it’s called Breaking the Silence. Yehuda Shaul says “let’s have a conversation”–that his job is only to present the documentary evidence he has collected and vetted and then it’s everyone’s job to then start a conversation about it:

        https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JxHE4KrLvj0

        I will note, however, that none of what you post negates the voluminous material BtS has published or what Shaul says in the talk linked to.

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        • Pedro X

          BTS was paid funding by Palestinian and European Ngos hostile to Israel to write negative, not balanced, accounts of IDF actions in Gaza while ignoring the context of Hamas and Islamic Jihad operations in the Gaza strip. BTS is not about conversation but about demonization of Israel. In its talking tours in the US and Europe based on its anonymous reports it will not be including the testimonies of Israeli soldiers to the high standard they held themselves while under intense attack. The bottom line is that Israeli soldiers lost their lives while taking precautions not to harm Palestinian civilians. Israel preempted hundreds of attacks due to the presence of Palestinian civilians. Israel provided Gaza with food and humanitarian cease fires while Hamas attacked Israeli soldiers during those cease fires. Hamas meanwhile used its citizens as human shields, bombs, mules and lookouts while trying to kill Israeli civilians with their missiles, rockets and mortars.

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          • Ben

            This does not pass muster. BtS does not “write accounts,” it records documentary evidence.

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    2. Jello

      Yawn. This is the kind of nonsense that makes Europe a laughing stock.

      1) Israel is not going to grant Europe the role of mediator because Europe is persistently hostile to Israel. Taking additional hostile measures against Israel is hardly going to endear Europe to Israel. Should Europe wish to play a more active role in the region it will have to abandon its pro-Arab agenda and adopt a more balanced approach.

      2) The United States is not going to give up its role of mediator. It is one of the last positions of influence it continues to hold in the region. It is also the cheapest one to keep domestically. The only way the US loses its role of mediator is if Israel chooses a different mediator. For example, in the last war with Hamas the US was rejected by Israel as a mediator, and it happened because the US took pro-Hamas positions and tried to involve powers hostile to Israel (Turkey/Qatar) in the negotiations.

      3) The Palestinian Authority is reliant on European aid. If that aid is eliminated the Palestinian Authority will collapse. This will make the current economic and social conditions in the West Bank look like paradise. Israel will not make up the shortfall.

      4) Hamas and the PLO are not reconciling any time soon. Their sponsors are in conflict, but more importantly they really have no common ideological denominator outside of hating Israel.

      5) The stability of the region? Really? Are you paying attention? The Israeli-Palestinian arena is probably the most stable aspect of the Middle East right now.

      6) The EU has its own problems. It is questionable for how long the EU can continue to pretend to have any claim to outside influence when it itself is on the verge of collapse. I am still waiting anxiously to see how Europe deals with the migrant situation. I am hearing warships and airpower will be used to dissuade poor refugees from making the journey to Europe.

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      • David T.

        “… Europe is persistently hostile to Israel”

        Europe thinks that Palestinians and Jews are equal humans and that both have the same rights. Jello thinks this is hostile towards Jews.

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        • Jello

          No, it has more to do with arms embargos during wartime against Israel and the persistent forgiving attitude towards Palestinian terrorism against Israeli civilians.

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          • David T.

            “No, it has more to do with arms embargos during wartime against Israel …”

            Yeah persistent hostility against war means persistent hostility against Israel. I get it.

            “and the persistent forgiving attitude towards Palestinian terrorism against Israeli civilians.”

            Which exists only in your mind.

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          • Jello

            We have a long memory. We remember that while the Soviets were airlifting weapons to their friends and allies, the Europeans refused to allow the Americans to resupply Israel via their airspace. The Europeans are against war? Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, CAR, Bosnia, Kosovo. The Europeans are against war? What a stupid joke.

            And we remember that the PLO terrorists operated basically openly in Vienna and in Paris and Palestinian terrorists that took over planes and murdered Israelis were released within months. And we remember that the Europeans continue to send money to the PA which is then handed out to terrorists sitting in Israeli prisons. And we remember that when Hezbollah kills Israeli civilians on European soil the Europeans do not hurry to label Hezbollah a terrorist organization. They continue to pretend that there is a ‘military branch’ which is a terrorist organization and a ‘political wing’ which isn’t. And we certainly remember that Hamas has been taken off the European terror list. This organization that was blowing up Israeli civilians on buses and in restaurants is not, in Europe, classified a terrorist organization. Because in Europe, killing Jews is just fine. So, yes, Europe is extremely forgiving to Palestinian terrorism against Israel.

            The Europeans are hostile to Israel, but it isn’t really a principled position, it is just craven cowardice. In 1973 in response to the Arab oil embargo the Europeans shifted sides and turned hostile to Israel. All this talk about the ‘occupation’ and the Palestinians is just cover for a purely selfish pro-Arab position based on the need to secure oil supplies. This hasn’t changed and it isn’t likely to change so the idea that Israel is going to let a fundamentally hostile bloc such as the EU play a mediating role here is somewhat silly.

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          • Jello

            In fact Larry Derfner is a man that believes that an Arab has the right to walk up to a Jew in Israel and blow his brains out. His opinion of what is pro-Israel or anti-Israel is somewhat biased by his being terror-supporting scum.

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          • Ben

            Tell us, why the double standard on Eli Ben-Dahan? Were the situation reversed and were a Gentile European who said the same things about Jews as Ben-Dahan said about Gentiles appointed by a European Prime Minister to a high administrative post, there would be a huge outcry and the man would not last one day. As it should be. Why does this appointment get a pass both externally and internally, from outside and from inside? Hmmmmm? We will think of this the next time someone tells us how unfair those Europeans are to Israel. We will think of this the next time someone tells us how well-intentioned the mass of Israelis are. Where are the demonstrations? Where are the protests? Where are the right wing posters denouncing such an appointment? What does it say about a country that allows such a man to serve in this capacity? What does it say about the true character of its right wing?

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          • Jello

            It tells you that we are not in Europe and we are not Europeans. We are in the Middle East, we are at war with our neighbors, and we are far more religious than the Europeans. There are people here with views that would be considered extreme in Europe that are elected and are part of governing coalitions. And still, let me repeat, we are not in Europe and we are not Europeans. Holding us to European standards while treating our neighbors differently is indeed a double standard and it is one that Europe and all the critics that tourist on this site are guilty of.

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          • Ben

            Let me get this straight. You want a special exemption to appoint to high office people who say Palestinians are beasts, they are not human, and who say that a Jew always has a much higher soul than a gentile even if he is a homosexual?? You want an exemption for that?? Are you kidding me?? And you want Europe to support that?? But let an American or European let out a peep that is not pro-occupation and he’s an Israel-hater and an anti-Semite?? Thanks for spelling out who you really are. VERY illuminating.

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          • Jello

            Exemption from what? Being treated as if some sort of punching bag by European countries which judge as if we were in the EU, as if we were Europeans and as if our neighbors were Danes? If a Saudi or Egyptian minister said something similar which European country would utter a peep? This is a stupid conversation. It is as if Israel is a European politician and is running for some sort of election in Europe. We are an independent country. Europe can trade with us on the basis of mutual interest. Europe can have mutually beneficial diplomatic and scientific cooperation with us. But Europe has no business meddling in our internal affairs and it can take its judgemental colonialist holier-than-thou bullshit and it can stuff it and so can you.

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          • Ben

            They are not your internal affairs. I repeat, they are not your internal affairs. They are international affairs. The West Bank and East Jerusalem and the Syrian Golan Heights are NOT your internal affairs. So when your deputy defense minister and chief of civil administration in those occupied territories spouts frankly racist supremacist nonsense to justify those affairs it is NOT your internal affair.

            It has nothing to do with European elections, trade, etc. Nor does it have to do with psychoanalyzing “Europe’s true and only motives” or some such distraction. It has nothing to do with the Saudis and Egyptians.

            Just because, Jello, you (who is “we”? Israeli citizens? Or Jews?) are not Europeans–though your immediate ancestors in large part were–and just because your neighbors are not Danes, does NOT give “you” the right to treat Gentiles as untermenschen, and to speak openly in your public spaces via your high government ministers of Gentiles being inferior to Jews. And then out of the other side spout claptrap about being a true Jeffersonian democracy. Bullsh*t. And no it is NOT nobody’s damn business.

            It has nothing to do with your several sideshows. It has to do with a striking double standard. I outlined that double standard above. You have twisted and turned here and finally erupted in exasperation and rage because you have no good answer.

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          • Jello

            I have turned it around and the answer is pretty simple. It isn’t any of your business who is appointed to what role in an Israeli government. And it is entirely obvious that you and others of your ilk apply a double standard in your relation to Israel as opposed to your relation to other independent non-European countries. It is like we are some sort of children to you that need your enlightened guidance while with other countries you accept that their internal affairs (the make-up of the Israeli government) are none of your damned business.

            We have the full right to conduct our own affairs without the misguided, high-minded, arrogant, colonialist and pretentious interference of the Europeans and I am not about to play the defense in a case in which you and yours have no right to play the role of prosecutor or of judge. This is not Europe. We are not Europeans. The age of European empires is over. We are not your wards. It is high time you accepted that the age in which Europeans went around the world telling people how to do things is over. It was pretentious the first time they tried to spread ‘civilization’ and it is pretentious now regardless of how it is clothed. No one appointed you to your high perch and you can stay there and squawk all you want, but we are done listening.

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          • Ben

            You make my point for me. Your argument really is that threadbare: “It’s none of your business.” The language of mobsters.

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          • Jello

            “None of your business” is the language of self-determination. The Europeans have been hearing it a lot in the past 70 years and they will continue to hear it until they stop putting their nose where it does not belong.

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          • Ben

            “None of your business” is on the face of it not the language of self determination. It is the language of the denial of self-determination of another people. It is the language of cover up. It is the ethic of Slobodan Milosevic. The Europeans did not tolerate that either and it had nothing to do with anti-Semitism.

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          • Jello

            On the face of it, when a foreigner complains about an appointment in my elected government, “none of your business” is very much the language of self-determination. The era of European empires ended, though European imperialists are still whimpering.

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          • Ben

            Translation: The Europeans have foresworn the colonialism they used to enjoy. It’s only fair we get to have a nice little crack at colonialism too. This is our time. It’s none of your business.

            Again, what a civil administrator of illegally occupied territories says and does is very much not “none of your business.” It is not simply an internal affair. That stubborn fact is not going away.

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          • Jello

            The translation is that Europeans are still insisting on sticking their noses where it doesn’t belong. They used to do that out of a desire to spread the “truth” and “civilization” and still they do so and appoint themselves paragons of truth and morality over the rest of the world. They have slightly changed their tactics when direct colonization proved to be expensive. Now they pay their collaborators in other countries to do their dirty work while they directly sponsor one side against another. It isn’t particularly different from the old European colonial policy of choosing a favored minority and providing it with resources and support (see Maronites in Lebanon, Alawites in Syria, Sunnis in Iraq), that is, before actual control can be established. Now they directly sponsor their collaborators in the Israeli extreme left-wing while providing funding and political support to the Palestinians in their war against Israel. What right does Europe have to interfere in the region in the first place?

            Again, the fact is that we are talking about the appointment of a Deputy Defense Minister in the Israeli cabinet following domestic Israeli elections. It is entirely none of your business who that person is.

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          • Ben

            And I’m going to continue to point out, your eccentric theoretical hostile interpretations of the secret transmogrification of The European Colonialist Urge notwithstanding, that your populace clearly thinks such an openly aggressively declared anti-nonSemite is A-OK. Whereas, were an openly declared anti-Semite appointed to a similar European position your entire cabinet, Knesset, populace and talking head corp would be noisily aflame and sticking their nose deeply into Europe’s Business. Channel 7 would be stationing reporters outside the government buildings. The Jerusalem Post would devote an entire section to it with in-depth analyses. Caroline Glick would be having seizures of indignation and writing 20-page screeds about it instead of her usual 10-page ones–does that woman have an editor? (And telling us that in the end of course it’s all Barack Obamas fault.) And the European press would be similarly aflame and indignant. And everyone would think it justified. Double standard much?

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          • Jello

            And I am going to continue pointing out that an Israeli minister appointed by the elected government of Israel is none of your business.

            If a double standard exists among global leftists (mostly Europeans) it is in their relation to Israel as if it was a domestic European issue on which they are entitled to have influence. Israel is an independent country and it most certainly is not in Europe. In the case of other independent countries Europe has learned to be ashamed of trying to stick its nose into their affairs. In ours it seems that they feel entitled to preach from up high on Tuesdays and Thursdays as if their divine wisdom is desired and welcome. It isn’t. It never has been. And the sooner Europeans learn to mind their own business the sooner we can have polite and friendly cooperation on the basis of common interests. As of now the European approach is based on the same supremacist colonialist mindset as Europe had a hundred years ago when Europe was spreading “civilization” and the “god’s truth” to the heathens. It was arrogant self-centered hubris then and it remains so today.

            Europeans would be justified to give the same “none of your business” answer were Israeli journalists/politicians to preach to them. At the same time I don’t see too many Israelis going out of their way to seek out European news outlets to persistently tell Europeans about how much they hate Europe and everything about Europe.

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          • Ben

            Ok, enough said. We’ve both made our points. I see the various European governments as circumspect, forbearing, reticent, understated, etc when it comes to Israel. (At least until very recently–the past year I mean–and that this long forbearance may be waning is notable.) They give Israel extra room, they give it a pass, exceptionally. As Larry Derfner has argued. Derfner by the way is an honest liberal Zionist and very honorable and you slander him. But I am not going to rehash that whole episode in right wing exploitation. In all of this you and I will disagree endlessly but we’ve both made our points.

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    3. dekkers

      EU should finally stop talking and take action against the ongoing war crimes of the Apartheid State.

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      • Pedro X

        You should check the news to see who is carrying out the crimes. Today a Palestinian terrorist tried to kill three Israeli teenagers at Gush Etzion intersection by running them over with his car. The attack occurred near the junction where in late 2014 a Palestinian driver ran into a bus stop, running over Israeli Dalia Lemkus, 26, and stabbing her to death. Earlier a Palestinian terrorist ran over and killed a 3 month old baby and a 20 year old woman standing on a train platform. Palestinian terrorist shortly thereafter slashed, hacked and killed four worshipers in a synagogue and one Druze police officer who responded to the attack. Another Palestinian terrorist recently ran over and killed a 25 year old man and injured another Israeli while standing at a bus stop. Last June Hamas kidnapped and killed 3 Israeli teenagers and the Palestinians handed out sweets. A major terrorist attack was averted in Tekoa in December 2014 when two Palestinians were arrested attempting to carry out a massacre of civilians similar to the slaying of the Fogel children and parents in Itamar in 2011.

        The PA glorifies terrorists who have killed Israeli children and civilians and pays them lifetime salaries or to their families.

        If Europe needs to take action against anyone it is the Palestinians.

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        • Ben

          You forgot the two dozen totally innocent Palestinian policeman Israel murdered in cold blood. Among others. Did you watch Yehuda Shaul yet? Israel glorifies the IDF which carried out the murders. By the way, your premise above is false. It is not a matter of “balance” regarding BtS and the illegal and extremely brutal occupation (read Our Harsh Logic). Nothing “balances out” or negates what the IDF and the settlers do and BtS reports.

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        • Bruce Gould

          If your entire analysis consists of listing Palestinian acts of violence against Israelis, fine – be sure to also list Israeli acts of violence against innocent Palestinians. They’ve got it worse.

          http://mondoweiss.net/2015/05/bulldozers-unrecognized-beersheba

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          • BigCat

            Bruce, Pedro was not making an analysis. He was presenting ‘Ben Brian Dekkers’ (Lol!) with the reality that he loves to ignore. I think you know that, but was looking for an excuse to post a link to mondoweiss and the scurrilous screeds published there.

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    4. Ginger Eis

      The “Eminent” Europeans? Oy vey!

      You see, Mr. Michael Omer-man, these “eminent” Europeans are nothing but a loose-bunch of “ONE-issue group of retired, irrelevant and forgotten old men” suffering from delusions of grandeur, who neither in the past nor in the present wielded/wield any power of relevance and – like Jimmy Carter – have the insatiable emotional need to be seen as important and relevant (at no costs). The only thing that unites them all is ‘opposition to Israel and PM Netanyahu’, nothing more. Nothing less!
      Thus:

      1. While poor and destitute African men, women and children desperately trying to reach paradise-Europe are drowning right in front of the locked gates of “The Paradise Kingdom Of Europe”, the very “Eminent Europeans” are scared and silent with their very “eminent” tails between their legs!

      2. When over 250.000. innocent men, women and children have been- and more are being slaughtered in Syria as we speak, the very “Eminent Europeans” are dead-silent with their very “eminent” tails between their legs, while scared.

      3. When Palestinians were being barrel-bombed and starved to death by Assad and Iran and beheaded by ISIS/ISIL, the silence of the very “Eminent Europeans” was deafening!

      4. While Jews are being slaughter in the streets of Europe and not free to appear Jewish in public in Europe – as we speak! –, the very “Eminent Europeans” are silent with their very “eminent” tails between their legs. They are scared, else they talk and the Islamist will track them down and cut their throats on European soil!

      5. While young boys and girls – as we speak – are being hanged in Iran for being gay/lesbian, etc. the very “Eminent Europeans” are silent with their very “eminent” tails between their legs!

      And I can go on and on and on, and throw Russia, Ukraine, Yemen, DRC, Iraq, etc. into the mix. But I guess ya get the picture already. There is nothing Eminent about these “eminent” Europeans – just a bunch of irrelevant old cowards feverishly seeking affirmation, while hallucinating about former “glory” and counting the remaining days of their useless lives.

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      • Ben

        Jimmy Carter has done fantastic, enormously important work in Africa towards eradicating the scourge of Guinea worm, set as a result of his huge efforts to become the second human disease in history, after smallpox, to be eradicated. It will be the first parasitic disease to be eradicated and the first disease to be eradicated without the use of a vaccine or medicine. This has helped huge numbers of people. The impact is enormous.

        And that’s not all, by a long shot. The Carter Center has done fantastically important work to improve global health through the control and eradication of diseases such as river blindness, malaria, trachoma, lymphatic filariasis, and schistosomiasis. It also works to diminish the stigma of mental illnesses and improve nutrition through increased crop production in Africa.

        The Carter Center’s work can be reviewed at its online website.

        It is slander to imply that Carter (and the others you include in this aggressive harangue and sweeping dragnet, Eis) has some unhealthy as opposed to principled and courageous interest in Palestine.

        Have you watched Yehuda Shaul yet? ==>
        https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JxHE4KrLvj0

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        • BigCat

          Brian Ben David T. Dekkers (lol), several decades before Jimmy Carter, the International Committee Of the Red Cross, UNICEF and other International Organizations from the United States, Canada and Europe have been pouring hundreds of millions of dollar in fighting and eradicating measles, polio, tetanus, Haemophilus influenzae type b, Yellow fever, malaria, etc.in Africa and will continue to do this good work after Jimmy Carter until certain types of diseases plaguing that continent are eradicated. Jimmy Carter has contributed very little to that effort and his little involvement is to boost his own image.

          Reed more here, moron:

          http://www.ifrc.org/en/news-and-media/news-stories/africa/nigeria/red-cross-volunteers-step-up-the-fight-against-measles-and-polio-in-nigeria-64240/

          “Have you watched Yehuda Shaul yet?”

          Oh boy…. it seems you just can’t get enough of “watching Shaul”, LoL. Oh dear….

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        • New Relic

          Add Jimmy Carter to the list of washed up losers who make Brian’s puny little d!ck hard.

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        • Ben

          See? All a man has to do to discredit these dogs is turn ’em loose and let ’em yammer away and bark and scratch and bay at the moon all by themselves. They remind me of dogs chasing cars and fornicating.

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        • Ben

          Make no mistake. Their only intention and their only ability is to distract distract distract. So redouble your attention to what’s up above because that’s what they don’t want you to see.

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          • BigCat

            Brian Ben David T. Dekkers (lol…) has clearly lost it, is lashing out and calling everyone “dogs”, while ranting gibberish about “fornication”, etc. Typical Brian! Next Brian Ben David T. Dekkers (lol…) is going to start calling everyone “brown shirts”, “Nazis”, etc. as he always did. Wait for it….. Brian the psychopath is back in full force.

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    5. New Relic

      What a bunch of hypocrites!
      They have the gall to do this while it is unsafe for Jews in Malmö and countless other European cities?
      Let them clean their own mess up before dictating to Israel
      No wonder they create distractions like funding organizations like 972, BTS etc.

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