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June 22, 2016 9:53 am

EU Dismisses Israeli Accusations of Colonialism as ‘Offensive and Inaccurate’

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European Union headquarters in Brussels. The EU dismissed criticism by an Israeli official who accused the organization of colonialism. Photo: Amio Cajander via Wikimedia Commons.

European Union headquarters in Brussels. The EU dismissed criticism by an Israeli official who accused the organization of colonialism. Photo: Amio Cajander via Wikimedia Commons.

The European Union on Wednesday dismissed strident criticism by an Israeli official — who, among other things, had accused the organization of “colonialism” — as “offensive, inaccurate and inappropriate.”

On Tuesday, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Emmanuel Nahshon told The Times of Israel that the EU’s policies vis-a-vis the Israeli-Palestinian conflict feel like the “ghosts of a colonial European past coming back to life.”

Read full story at The Times of Israel.

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