Europe Offers Israel the Peace of the Dead

Swastikas were sprayed on a memorial at the Jewish cemetery in Wysokie Mazowieckie (Podlasie Region), Poland, 19 March 2012. Source.

As parliaments in more and more European nations vote to recognize “Palestine,” European politicians insist they are doing so to promote the objective of an independent Palestinian state living in peace beside a secure Israel.

But both the declared aims of Palestinian leaders and the pattern of European policy vis-a-vis Israel and the Palestinians give the lie to European averments of benign intent.

Neither party of the divided Palestinian leadership has, to say the least, demonstrated an interest in peace with Israel. Hamas, now controlling Gaza and enjoying extensive popularity in the West Bank, openly trumpets its objective not only to destroy Israel but to annihilate all the world’s Jews.

The Palestinian Authority under Mahmoud Abbas repeatedly insists it will never recognize Israel’s legitimacy as the national homeland of the Jewish people and will never give up its demand for implementation of the so-called “right of return” of millions of descendants of Palestinian refugees to Israel – thereby demographically destroying the Jewish state.

In the same vein, it conveys it will never sign an end of conflict agreement with Israel no matter what territorial concessions the latter offers…

h/t Marvin

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  • Censored_often

    Today’s Eurabia is no place for Jews to live, regardless of how many generations they might have been there. The fake propaganda people, the “Palestinians”, are the flavor of the day, as is Islam more generally. The continent once known as Europe, and Christendom before that, is a sick old degenerate man suffering before his eventual demise.

    • Alain

      I agree but suggest that the large presence of Muslims in the EU is simply a convenient excuse and cover for the old anti-Semitism that never died but went underground. The very idea of those “dirty Jews” having their own country and homeland, especially such a successful one, really gets under their skin.

      • Censored_often

        You are quite possibly correct. There is no worse annoyance for many Europeans/leftists, I could imagine, than a strong Israeli-Jewish military in the Middle East, a strong economy with thousands of brilliant people, especially in the fields of science and technology, medicine, etc.

        • disqus_W6sfZCiOd8

          You’re absolutely right. Many medical schools subscribe (Dalhousie, McGill, Queen’s, U of T, etc) to JOVE (Journal of visualized experiments) and it is the world’s first peer reviewed scientific video journal. It is a PubMed indexed video journal! You can find scientists from the following universities/institutes:
          The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Ben-Gurion University, Israel Institute of Technology,Israeli Weizmann Institute of Science, etc. (yes,there are more) Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Ben-Gurion University, Israel Institute of Technology,Israeli Weizmann Institute of Science, etc. (yes, there are more)
          All from a sliver of a country. Can you imagine what the world would lose? It sometimes seems that not an iota has been learned.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Europe is becoming more and more politically irrelevant to Israel. What sort of life can it offer Israel when it itself is on life support?

    • Censored_often

      Netanyahu and other Israelis are wise to turn their attention to Asia for increased trade and other geopolitical considerations, and marginalize Europe more and more when and if possible. (I’m talking about China, Korea, Japan, India, and so forth.)

      Maybe you would find this interesting?
      http://www.israelasiacenter.org/

      • Norman_In_New_York

        In addition, Israel is also working on developing trade ties with Central Africa. Last year, Foreign Minister Liberman led a delegation to five African countries and he was well received in each of them. It paid off at the UN when two of them abstained on the Palestinian resolution, which is more than can be said for France, Russia and China.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Now that Obama has allowed the Chinese to steal most of the high tech military secrets to go into most of our weapons systems development, there’s not much of a reason for Israel to stay chained to the US. They could forgo most US aid (which is 75% spent in the US by law) and cut better cheaper deals with China and South Korea for materiel that’s isn’t materially worse quality. Plus, countries other than the US are more flexible to Israeli demands to retrofit their own systems into acquisition deals. I could see Israel going to Asia for its next big military aircraft purchase. Their F-15’s and 16’s aren’t going to last forever and the F-35 will be a stillborn program. The French won’t sell Rafael’s to Israel, the Swedes won’t sell Saab’s either and the British/French/German partnership that controls Eurofighter won’t sell them any planes either. The Russians have HUGE reliability problems. This leaves China, South Korea and Japan. And frankly any nation that can put people and satellites into orbit or even to the moon is advanced enough to get the job done. It’s time to cut Europe and the US loose.

    • Minicapt

      In case you had not noticed, the China “Space Program” is a fond customer of the Russian Space Industrial Complex.

      Cheers

      • Hard Little Machine

        Who are in turn the only people capable of putting people in orbit to the ISS right now.

        Kiss noise.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Israel has put satellites into orbit but not yet people. It appears that India is also developing warplanes. If South Korea is developing its own warplanes, then a swap of them for Iron Dome missile systems makes good sense for both countries.