Skip to comments.EU states promote settler boycott amid Israel crisis
Posted on 07/04/2014 6:16:59 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Twelve EU countries have warned investors not to do business with Israeli settler entities, amid a security crisis in Israel and Palestine.
The group includes: Austria; Belgium; Croatia; Denmark; Finland; Greece; Ireland; Luxembourg; Malta; Portugal; Slovakia; and Slovenia.
Portugal published its statement on Wednesday (2 July) and the others came out on Thursday. France, Italy, and Spain put out similar communiques earlier this week. Germany and the UK already did it months ago. Poland is expected to publish a warning shortly.
The Irish foreign ministry said the action has been coordinated at EU level.
(Excerpt) Read more at euobserver.com ...
So, we need to increase our investment with Isreal and stop all new investment with these countries.
Agreed, but don’t count on the crony “capitalists” to engage in that.
The “good ole” EU, abunch of benkrupt cpountries that are trying to be a world power. Their leaders are nothing but goose stepping fascists that are broke.
More Israeli innovation for us.
“The 12 warnings make similar points, with the Irish one, for instance, saying that economic activities (including in services like tourism) in Israeli settlements or benefiting Israeli settlements, entail legal and economic risks.
It said investors could face lawsuits over disputed titles to the land, water, mineral, or other natural resources. It added that: In case of disputes, it could be very difficult for [EU] member states to ensure national protection of their interests.”
So which part of this is not true ?
Pardon? You don’t recognize Israel, I take it?
The “Palestinians” are a fake nationality. They have no right to Israel.
LOL ! The status of Israeli settlements is not clear, everyone in the world knows that and this EU “statement” does nothing else than point out that in case of “legal problems” EU/national governments might not be able to help out... I see nothing indicating that this is anything more than a kind of “hey tourists, don’t go to Somalia, if you are kidnapped, you’re on your own” warning.
Look, EU is shitty enough, no need for additional spinning.
No, the status of Israeli settlements is clear. That land is Israeli land. The EU is warmongering.
“No, the status of Israeli settlements is clear.”
According to who ? US, UN, China, Russia, Japan... Israeli government itself... ? What’s going to happen with assets over there when Israeli government decide to give the land to Arabs like they did with Gaza ?
-——Austria; Belgium; Croatia; Denmark; Finland; Greece; Ireland; Luxembourg; Malta; Portugal; Slovakia; and Slovenia——
Taken together they don’t equal Texas. Light weight trivialities trying to be relevant
You regard the UN as legitimate? I hope not.
Well, at least we’re on the same page with respect to Gaza.
It’s not about my personal opinion, or yours. Vast majority of the world find it legitimate therefore saying that investing in the settlements is risky is a kind of master of the obvious statement.
It’s not about what the “vast majority of the world” says. The world is not about tyranny of the majorityespecially when the “vast majority” of same are utterly wrong.
Consider the remarkably outsized focus on Israel, though. Big sign of the end.
You forgot something:
...Germany, the UK, France, Italy, and Spain...
Believe me, we could starve them to death if we ever want to do so. Together those nations above are by far the biggest trade partners of the Israelis. If the EU would stop its economic relationsship with Israel, the impact for the Israelis will be a desaster.
Of course such ridicolous behavior makes no sense and nobody has the intention. It is rather the contrary. Germany i.e. donated advanced submarines (for free!) to Israel for giving them a nuclear second-strike-capacity. We want Israel as a (if not “the”) free zone on the Arab part of Asia in the future. Nevertheless we would be pleased, if the Israelis could solve their problems in the occupied areas of Palestina (or Israel - I do not care) with less noise and with less violence.
Sometimes you need real friends to get some honest advice. The Israeli problem is, that the cost of conditioning the arabs in the long term is far too high. A peace would be much cheaper. The development of this country from the 2nd to the 1st world will simply not happen under those conditions.
In the meantime many many young Israelis leave their country for ...Europe..., since this is a much better place for them to be. In combination with the breathtaking arabian birth rate the days of Israel are counted, if they do not find a sustainable solution with the Palestinians.
Nevertheless it is their own decision.
Regards from Europe
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