EU’s Israel-Palestine Policy Is Out Of Touch With Reality
By Alan Hart
April 22, 2015 "Information
Clearing House" - In a letter calling on
European Union foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini to promote and implement
a 2012 plan to mark produce and products for the European marketplace from the
Israeli-occupied West Bank, 16 EU foreign ministers stated that what they are
requesting is “an important step in the full implementation of EU longstanding
policy in relation to the preservation of the two-state solution”.
If that’s what they truly believe, the 16 who signed the letter –
they included the foreign ministers of Britain and France but not Germany – are
clearly out of touch with reality because the two-state solution has long been
dead, killed by Israel’s on-going colonisation and ethnic cleansing by stealth.
There are, of course, two other possible explanations.
One is that those who signed the letter (as well as their EU
ministerial colleagues who didn’t) are entertaining the hope that the
Palestinian Authority can be bullied and bribed into accepting a two-state
solution on Israel’s terms – terms which would leave Israel in occupation of
large chunks of the West Bank and the Palestinian “state” little more than a
collection of disconnected Bantustans, with Israel’s various security services
still in overall control.
The other possibility is that those who signed the letter (as
well as their EU ministerial colleagues who didn’t) know that the two-state
solution is dead but must go on pretending it isn’t because the only alternative
if there is ever to be justice for the Palestinians is one state with equal
political and human rights of every kind for all. And that is something European
governments do not want to think about. Why?
If Zionism does not resort to a final ethnic cleansing, the
day is coming when the Arabs of what is today Greater Israel will outnumber the
Jews, so one state for all would lead in time to the de-Zionisation of it. The
end of the Zionist enterprise. That being so, the obvious implication is that
getting to the point where a one state solution might be possible would require
the EU to play its necessary part in putting Israel on notice that unless it
ends its defiance of international law and becomes serious about peace on terms
the Palestinians could accept, it will be isolated and subjected to sanctions of
the kind that played a major role in pushing South Africa’s apartheid regime to
In my analysis, there is one main reason why European leaders
do not want to think about that option. They are frightened, perhaps terrified
is a more appropriate term, of being falsely accused of anti-Semitism by
Zionism’s sickeningly self-righteous and deluded leaders who never miss an
opportunity to play their Nazi holocaust blackmail card.
They seized the opportunity to play that card again in
response to the letter signed by the 16 European foreign ministers, and the
first to do so was Avigdor Lieberman, still the Zionist state’s foreign minister
while Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu struggles to complete the business of
cobbling together a coalition government.
Evoking the memory of the Nazi holocaust, Lieberman said this:
I have a suggestion for them on how to label, They can
label all products from Judea, Samaria and the Golan Heights with a yellow
star. I think that is extremely fitting to the cynical and hypocritical
position expressed in this letter.
(The yellow star of Nazi Germany was a patch Jews were ordered
to sew on their outer garments to mark them out for persecution.)
Translated, Lieberman’s message was to the effect that if
European leaders go ahead with the plan to label Israeli produce and products
from the occupied West Bank, they will be regarded as the new Nazis and proof of
the truth of what Zionist propaganda has always asserted: that the world has
always hated Jews and always will. (This assertion is nonsense of the most
diabolical kind but Zionism’s success in promoting it is the reason why most
Israeli Jews and very many Jews of the world have closed minds and are beyond
reason on the matter of justice for the Palestinians.)
It seems to me that if the EU is to have a role in seeking to
advance a real peace process, it must begin by issuing what could be called a
policy guidelines indicator statement. It would say in the most explicit terms
that criticism of, and opposition to, Israel’s occupation and on-going
colonisation of the West Bank is not a manifestation of anti-Semitism and
is a proper response to Israel’s defiance of international law and denial of
justice for the Palestinians.
And such a statement could add that the prime cause of the
rising, global tide of anti-Israelism and the creeping transformation of it into
anti-Semitism is the Zionist state’s policies and actions.
However diplomatically it was worded, the underlying message
of such a policy guidelines indicator statement would be that EU governments
were no longer going to allow themselves to be blackmailed by the playing of the
Nazi holocaust card into supporting Israel right or wrong.
That’s what is needed if the EU is to come to grips with
reality on the ground in Israel-Palestine and play its necessary role in
stopping the countdown to catastrophe for all.
Alan Hart has been engaged with events
in the Middle East and their global consequences and terrifying implications –
the possibility of a Clash of Civilisations, Judeo-Christian v Islamic, and,
along the way, another great turning against the Jews – for nearly 40 years…