Skip to comments.Luxembourg Foreign Minister: “Israel Must Halt Settlement Construction Entirely”
Posted on 11/12/2012 8:54:32 PM PST by Olog-hai
On Tuesday, the foreign ministers of the European Union, including Guido Westerwelle of Germany, are scheduled to conduct their first-ever joint meeting with their counterparts from the Arab League. At the meeting, top European and Arab diplomats are expected to discuss the civil war in Syria as well as the stalled Middle East peace process. Among the most contentious issues to be addressed is that of Israels policy of settlement-building in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Last Tuesday, the Israeli government said it would move forward with the construction of 1,200 houses in East Jerusalem and on the West Bank. Catherine Ashton, the European Unions high representative for foreign affairs, issued a statement expressing Europes deep regrets over the development. Settlements are illegal under international law, Ashton wrote. The EU has repeatedly urged the government of Israel to immediately end all settlement activities in the West Bank, including in East Jerusalem, in line with its obligations under the roadmap. In Berlin, too, Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said the development is a hindrance to the peace process.
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Wow, when you have lost Luxembourg, what else is there?
When I am President my first action will be to nuke Luxembourg.
KEEP building, Bibi! Just tell barry, ‘you didn’t build it’!! I love his words thrown right back at him!
I’ll be voting for you so make sure you keep your promises!
SPIEGEL ONLINE: The Israelis fear that observer status at the UN would give the Palestinians the right to sue Israeli politicians and military officers at the International Criminal Court.That is true one-world-government rhetoric. And they think that they are running the one-world government from Europe, too, with the UN as their global extension. Their politicians just love saying that everything they do is according to the charter of the United Nations or other such gobbledegook . . .
Asselborn: International law applies to all people. As a country that adheres to the rule of law, Israel shouldn't have a problem with that. It appears to me that Netanyahu has another reason to oppose an upgrade of the Palestinians status at the United Nations. In practical terms, this upgrade in international recognition would be a step toward an independent state. Netanyahu doesn't want that.
The Duchy of Grand Fenwick has squeaked!
So is Chatty Cathy high from drinking or drugs. Inquiring minds want to know.
Tell them to kiss your a&&
I hate that term “High Representative”. It’s derived from all the people with the same title at the UN. Who knows what they’ve all been high on all this time.
And what do Liechtenstein and Monaco have to say?
Monaco and Liechtenstein aren’t EU “member states”. Luxembourg is, which means they’ve subsumed their own identity into the “European” one, and that’s the identity Asselborn is speaking on behalf of.
Israel isn’t an EU member state either.
Nope, although Berlusconi and some others were trying to entice them to join two years ago.
Nobody in Israel is speaking for the EU on this matter, though.
I read it as she was high. What is it w/commies and someone building something? It must be because they are all about destruction!
Luxembourgh is the new super power of EUSSR?
Must be a Party Conference or something.
The EU is a joke. It only has the power over its own brainwashed masses. Keep building, Israel! Let the Luxembourgers squeal.
That’s a lot of brainwashed masses, though.
And we don’t need them to unite their militaries.