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March 20, 2015 7:02 pm

New EU Report Calls for Tougher Sanctions Against Israel Over Construction

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EU flags in front of the European Commission building in Brussels. Photo: Amio Cajander via Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org A report that is being prepared by the European Union (EU) calls for tougher sanctions against Israel over the Jewish state’s continued construction in eastern Jerusalem, which the EU said is threatening the “viability of the two-state solution.”

The report, which has yet to be released, states that a “vicious cycle of violence” in Jerusalem last year “occurred against the background of the systematic increase in settlement activity, tensions over the Haram al-Sharif (Temple Mount), and rising levels of tensions and acts of violence on both sides.”

“The expansion of settlements has continued, including in highly sensitive areas… and [has] been followed in force by waves of demolitions and evictions,” the report says, The Guardian reported.

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Additionally, the report recommends new restrictions against “known violent settlers,” steps to inform EU consumers about products from Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, and “efforts to raise awareness” among European businesses about the risks of working with those Jewish communities.

According to The Guardian, the report reflects a “strong desire” by European governments for additional sanctions against Israel for “continued settlement building.”

An Israeli government spokesman on Friday said the report “is so extremely one-sided a report that it distorts reality beyond comprehension.”

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  • American

    Wohooo hoooo Sanctions, sanctions, sanctions. BDS rocks. FREE PALESTINE!!! 🙂

  • edson

    Israel nao deve seguir a solucao de DOIS ESTADOS JERUSALEM nao pode ser DIVIDIDA a divisao nao trara a PAZ ao contrario a DESGRACA Veja por ex, os CONCILIOS DA IGREJA CATOLICA cada concilio o mundo PIORA A PAZ NAO CABE AOS HOMENS A PAZ TEM QUE VIR DE ISRAEL PARA O MUNDO

  • defiantjewess

    Obama intends to betray Israel in favor of Iran. And destabilize Israel by stirring up the arabs.

    @netanyahu

  • 10

    THE POWERS OF GOD SEEN FROM ABOVE AND JESUS A HUMAN HEAVEN AND EARTH IS THE TEACHING AND SITES FROM GOD MAKING THE BIBLE. JESUS DID NOT COME WITH SOLDIERS AND GOD DOES NOT SUPPLY WORK WITH THEM.

  • I stand with Israel, those who come against Israel will be destroyed by God

  • Eric R.

    If such steps are implemented, then Israel should arrest and jail European Nazi propagandists (aka “journalists”) and NGO workers – without trial and for indefinite detention. She should also attack shipping in the Mediterranean bound for Europe, and attack and destroy oil pipelines passing through Syria, whose purpose is to provide oil for Europe.

    And finally, Israel should send troops (under cover) into Europe, and be ready to shoot leftist and Muslim rioters when they attack Jews. The ensuing civil war will consume Europe and destroy it.

  • Hill

    Is it surprising. All the European Nazis can follow Hussein Obama’s lead and finish the work of the Muslim brotherhood and Hitler’s him boy sheikh al husseini!

  • Mickey Oberman

    There it is folks.
    The reincarnation of Naziism.
    Well, it will not be too long before the entire EU will be under the bloody thumb of Islam.
    These pronouncements are their fearful kow towing to their future rulers, the followers of Allah.
    This comment is being handed to you. I am not submitting to anyone.

  • Carla Isselmann

    Ah, how this reminds us all of those insane sanctions imposed upon South-Africa before 1994. No fruits, no wines , nothing could be imported. The educated people knew how to circumnavigate those sanctions and only the poorest suffered. However, when the sanctions were lifted and communists took over, the country was destroyed within a decade. farmers killed daily and never a newspaper mentioned the decline…
    Please, please let The Lord protect Israel..

  • M. Ross

    U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s speech on 3/19/15 is well worth listening to as truth, not politics of what the Obama administration is doing…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdMWbqZsyuM

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