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EU parliament chief: Israeli policies have no impact on European anti-Semitism (They just hate Jews)
Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/12/2014 | Herb Keinon

Posted on 02/12/2014 7:52:29 PM PST by SJackson

Martin Schulz, who is visiting Israel to give a speech in the Knesset, wasn't eager to discuss settlements with reporters.

Anti-Semitism has been a constant in Europe, and that hasn't changed irrespective of what goes on in the Middle East, the president of the European Parliament, who is in Israel to deliver a speech to the Knesset later Wednesday, told The Jerusalem Post.

"Anti-Semitism always existed in Europe," said EU Parliament chief Martin Schulz. "I thought that after World War II we were stronger in fighting such demons in politics. This is a deception. Nothing disappeared, all the prejudice is there."

During a press briefing in Jerusalem on Wednesday, Schulz was pressed regarding the European position on Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

Settlements are illegal, but to continuously repeat that does nothing toward moving forward an Israeli-Palestinian agreement, Martin Schulz, the visiting president of the European Parliament, said Wednesday.

His hesitance at first to clearly state the well-known EU position regarding the illegality of the settlements raised some eyebrows, especially since he comes from the left-wing socialist grouping in the parliament.

Pressed on the matter, he said that under the Fourth Geneva Convention the settlements are illegal, which is the EU's position, though this is not one shared by the US, which deems them "illegitimate."

But, Schulz said, the characterization of the settlements as illegal does nothing to help solve problems.

"We can discuss until Christmas the legality or illegality of the settlements," said the German politician, adding that the EU and the UN have issued countless proclamations about this.

"I think that what we need is not a debate about legality, but practical solutions," he said. "This is a question about political effectiveness and diplomacy."

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TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antisemitism; europarl; europeanunion; eussr; israel; martinschulz

1 posted on 02/12/2014 7:52:29 PM PST by SJackson
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A rather amazing admission. I won't dispute it.

"Anti-Semitism always existed in Europe," said EU Parliament chief Martin Schulz. "I thought that after World War II we were stronger in fighting such demons in politics. This is a deception. Nothing disappeared, all the prejudice is there."

2 posted on 02/12/2014 7:54:46 PM PST by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: SJackson

Anti-Semitism, however, does have an impact on EU policies.


3 posted on 02/12/2014 7:57:56 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: SJackson

Just as they’re finally realizing this, the Islamic anti-Semitism will win out, so they can go back to gleefully hating Jews again.


4 posted on 02/12/2014 8:06:05 PM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: Eleutheria5

The Jews were scattered throughout the world, a minority everywhere they went. It was easy to hate Jews and show it with expulsions and pogroms. Now the Jews have their own state. Now they hide their anti-Semitism by claiming it’s Israel they don’t like, and not the Jews. It’s still anti-Semitism.


6 posted on 02/12/2014 8:14:51 PM PST by virgil
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I'm very worried that Bibi will cave and force Jewish families to leave their land in Judea and Samaria and end up like Ariel Sharon who forced Jewish families to leave their land in Judea and Samaria.

This is all so sickening to watch, even though we know it's going to happen and nothing can be done to stop it. We know Who wins after everything that is prophesied has run it's course and that's the only thing that makes these events remotely bearable.

7 posted on 02/13/2014 4:26:14 AM PST by GiovannaNicoletta (In the last days, mockers will come with their mocking... (2 Peter 3:3))
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And yet none of them comprehend that the Antichrist is the one who is going to confirm this covenant. Which is just part of exactly why it is going to happen.

Amen, and yes - it will happen as you said, because that is what God has told us through His Word.

I am continually amazed and dismayed by the rhetoric of some that pointing out End Times prophecy (that God told us about) is someone an "attempt" to "hasten" God's return, and that "Christians hope for death and destruction so they can get their fantasy ticket." How foolish. First, how ridiculous that we mortals could tell God what to do and when to do it. We can delay or removed God's impending judgment if we turn from sin (as in Jonah's message), but ultimately the decision is God's alone. Secondly, God told us to keep looking up! That is what we are to do.

8 posted on 02/13/2014 6:33:07 AM PST by SkyPilot
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