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November 16, 2015 7:33 am

Israel Should Not Share Intel With France Until Sanctions End

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Thousands of Israelis rallied in Tel Aviv in solidarity with France. Photo: Twitter.

Thousands of Israelis rallied in Tel Aviv in solidarity with France. Photo: Twitter.

The European Commission — the EU’s executive arm — decided on Wednesday that products from Judea and Samaria (the so-called “territories,” which were won legally under international law by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War), can no longer be sold as products from “Israel.”

“Of the hundreds of territorial conflicts around the world, the EU chose to single out Israel and Israel alone, while it’s fighting with its back against the wall against Islamic terror,” said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

“The European Union is not going to hurt the Israeli economy. It’s strong enough to weather this, but it’s the Palestinian workers in Israeli enterprises in Judea and Samaria that will be hurt. This will not advance peace; it will certainly not advance truth and justice. It’s wrong.”

One export from the Middle East has arrived in Europe. It’s called Islamic Jihad. And as this lethal Jihad against all Christians and Jews claims hundreds of lives in Paris, Rome, Madrid and London, there is no good reason why Israel should remain a scapegoat for violence in the Middle East.

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The UN and EU have no right to pass resolutions as to what is legal and what is not after a nation has been attacked in war, and then wins territory at the end of that war.

The UN Charter does not grant the General Assembly, the International Court of Justice, or the EU the authority to assign or affect ownership of the “Territories.”

Over the years, UN General Assembly resolutions and the wording of resolutions by sub-committees has moved from “territories” to “occupied territories” to “Occupied Territories” and “Arab territories” to “occupied Palestinian territories” to “Occupied Palestinian Territory” and “occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem.”

None of these terms have a legal foundation; declaring “the world is flat” would not make it true. Yet, the International Court of Justice cites these terms as if they were legal documents, all in violation of the Court’s Statute.

If the EU wants Israel’s assistance, blatant discrimination against Israeli services and products produced in Judea and Samaria must stop. You can’t boycott Israel and attempt to destroy her existence and then expect Israel to kiss, hug, and show you where the terrorists will be attacking next.

And if you truly want to boycott Israel — turn off your computers and telephones.

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  • Sharon

    First, Europe doesn’t think it needs Israel. It thinks it needs the arab countries more (oil). And such is their disrespect of israel these days, they would only ignore any advice given by israel. Next, unfortunately,although the 5arab armieshad israel surrounded (and i believe, the egyptians blocked the straits..).israel’s preemptive strike means that under international law, israel was not the attacked, but the attacker and so, not entitled to the land they took (back). This loophole seems to be the justification behind calling the israeli, the attackers! Mad…but the law is an ass!!

  • D.W.

    First off, I agree that the whole “illegal settlements” thing is bogus, and Israel has a legitimate territorial claim to the West Bank, but this…

    “The UN and EU have no right to pass resolutions as to what is legal and what is not after a nation has been attacked in war, and then wins territory at the end of that war.”

    …is bogus. Wars of self-defense do not justify annexation of land. The settlements are legal because one of the actual writers of the Fourth Geneva Convention, cited as the main source of their “illegality”, says they are. And Israel’s claim to the West Bank is justified mainly under the League of Nations Mandate and because Jordan gave up it’s claim in 1988.

  • E Pluribus Wombat

    Absolutely, I am sure Allah or Marx or whomever will provide. Until the sanctions come down, let France be France.

  • Hillel

    Here here

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