The EU angrily slammed Israel for passing new laws that stymie influence by foreign-funded organizations in Israel, yet now the EU is also, hypocritically, considering adopting the same type of strategy to curb Russian influence in Europe.
Waiting for the world to condemn and pay lip service to Israel’s fight against terrorism is a dead end in every sense of the word. It will never happen. We are a sovereign nation. We do not need the world’s permission to defend ourselves against those who seek our destruction.
In what should be another glaring example of Palestinian intransigence on the peace process, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas refused an open invitation, encouraged by European Union officials, to meet with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin during their simultaneous visits to Belgium.
In an agreement reached with the Palestinian Ministry of Local Government, the EU agreed to provide approximately two million euros in grants towards social infrastructure projects in Area C, the sections of Judea and Samaria that are under full Israeli control.
While the European Union demonstrates unfair bias against Israel and is working to label products produced in Judea and Samaria, most Israelis across the political spectrum are furious over the decision, considering it a gift to terrorism and anti-Semitism.
Frederica Mogherini, head of EU foreign policy, will visit Israel and the PA to pressure both sides into reviving the failed peace talks. It appears her sole aim is the creation of a Palestinian state.
The US and EU have repeatedly denounced construction for Jewish residents in Jerusalem, Israel's capital, and in Judea and Samaria. And now, they are doing it again, claiming it is an 'obstacle to peace.'