Peres to EU: Delay Your Decision, Give Peace a Chance

July 18, 2013 1:15 pm 5 comments

Israeli President Shimon Peres. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Israel’s President Shimon Peres appealed Thursday to the European Union to renege on its plan to adjust guidelines with regards to how it deals with Israeli institutions beyond the 1948 armistice line.

“Wait with your decision – make peace a priority. Don’t put in place irresponsible sanctions which will damage the peace process. The decision by the European Union is unnecessary and untimely. The issues are complex and sensitive, delay your decision,” he said.

A report by the Hebrew-language Haaretz Tuesday, said that the European Union on July 19 will issue a directive to all of its member nations that bans cooperation with Israeli entities in the West Bank, eastern Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights, all territories acquired by Israel in the 1967 Six Day War.

The report was met with a harsh response from Israeli officials, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying, “We will not accept any outside diktat about our borders.”

Peres argued that efforts by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to restart talks between Israelis and the Palestinian Authority, “will bear fruit on both the Israeli and the Palestinian side ” and warned that EU intervention by way of its new guidelines “could lead to another crisis in our region,” and spoil any chance at peace.

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  • It’s disturbing that the EU is willing and eager to take this position against Israel but is doing everything in its power not to declare Hizbolla a terrorist organization.

  • Not disputing who holds the bigger guns in this conflict, and consequently the upper hand to change things, Israel comes on top. Yet, Israel keeps claiming that the Palestinians are the real obstacle to reaching peace. Peres, is asking the EU to delay such a measure. For what? More time? Yes the Arabs and Palestinians made some mistakes,but Israel has had more time, and more time. 65 years ,or more, and what did Israel do with it ? More expansions, and more land confiscating, more settlement building, and more Russian and American Jewish immigrants with subsidies to colonize the land of Palestinian towns and villages under the pretense of three thousand years, or more claims, that God has granted them this land.How about the people whom are living on that land for hundreds, if not thousands of years? Just More expelling of Palestinians , more Judizising of the Galilee, the West Bank, and Jerusalem. More demolition of Palestinian homes, and more massive Wall building around the Palestinians in Gaza, and the West bank. Peres, what are you exactly asking for then? Just more time to do the same? The world is onto this already, and more and more will be. The Zionists/Israelis are not satisfied, till negative and catastrophic results will occur, then what..? Israel will use its nuclear weapon of mass destruction to threaten the world ? This plan spills disaster all around, and Israel still will look like a pariah to the world, and not the victim that it always claimed. Its not too late for a real peace, the Palestinians are willing and ready and realized, that they are not going to have all their land , but they will never give up neither.

  • The Evil genie is out of the Bottle. It all began in 1967 when the Israeli Forces reclaimed all of Jerusalem but in a moment of weakness and misguided secular-Jewish largesse decided to allow the Muslim’s Al Aksa Mosque to remain undisturbed on Temple Mount. Temple Mount is a Spiritual Vortex, given to the Jewish Nation to safeguard by the Holy ONE, the Omnipotent Force of all Forces in the Universe, with strict instructions as to what is allowed and forbidden on this most Awesome and powerful Spiritual Powerplant on planet earth. Since 1967 the cancer of Radical Islam has metastasized world-wide, threatening every civilization with physical and spiritual destruction. The 9-11 attacks, Islamic unrest and Sharia in Europe, everywhere Islam has a presence, the dread and unspeakable menace of two nuclear armed Islamic States, Pakistan and soon Iran just to name a very few nightmares. Is this a coincidence? Is it a coincidence that all three major religions hold Jerusalem as sacred ground to be fought and died for? A coincidence that Jerusalem is never mentioned in Islam’s holiest book, Koran? The truth is that nothing can stop this Cancer from spreading. Not Armed forces, Drone assassinations, Civil laws or security checkpoints. These are nothing but band-aids on soon-to-be terminal cancer. Unless…The Jewish Nation will do what should have been done in 1967. Remove the Al Aksa from Temple Mount. Restore the balance to the Spiritual Vortex as was intended by the Holy ONE. There Is No Other Way. Yes, it will be painful. The region and world will bleed with Muslim fury and world-violence. For a while. And then, the cancer will die as the Genie of Spiritual imbalance is returned to the Bottle. There Is No Other Way. And Time Is Running Out.

    • How very sad of promoting more genocide and mass murder. What kind of God are you following and believing in, who want to destroy and kill all those who don’t follow in one made up religion over the other? Isn’t it this message the core of all conflicts, and yet, you are promoting it, not less than all those Muslims, and Christians who are calling to fight the “Other” ? The Vortex of destruction, between the nations is what you are calling for? This notion of the Messiah is coming, and the end of the world will come with it is such a defiant concept of all civilized manners and minds, that the world has strived for. I don’t know what type of Gods you people are believing in, but you better check with him, or about him once more, before its too late , and we all destroy each other in the name of those false Gods that you pretend you know so well. Religions were created to educate the savage in us, but unfortunatly, it had another disastrous side, and it seems that your type of message is supporting the later side of religion, that will spell much blood of innocent people.

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