Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized the European
Union’s (EU) decision forcing importers to differentially label Israeli
products from Judea and Samaria (aka West Bank) and the Golan Heights as “hypocritical
and [that it] constitutes a double standard.”
The administration of US President Barack Obama expressed
support for the EU effort. But then, as
US Senator and presidential candidate Marco Rubio noted, Obama “treats the
Prime Minister of Israel with less respect than what he gives the Ayatollah in
The EU seems obsessively anti-Israel with its decision not
to identify products from the West Bank and Golan as “Made in Israel” as only
the latest example of that obsession. It
calls ad nauseam for Israel-Arab
negotiations as the only path to peace but has already pre-determined their
outcome by saying that these disputed territories are not part of Israel. In lock step, that Obama administration
spokesman who expressed support for the labeling also said that “we do not
consider settlements to be part of Israel.”
The evidence of this “asymmetrical” warfare against the
Jewish State goes beyond righteous indignation, however. That same EU labeling that targets Israel’s
unconfirmed "occupation” ignores real ones, most egregiously Iran and
Pakistan’s occupation of Baluchistan.
Baluchistan stretches across southwestern Pakistan,
southeastern Iran, and a small section of southwestern Afghanistan.
When the British left India, they thought
they were leaving an independent Baluchistan, but the Pakistanis ruthlessly
crushed it and have been treating the Baloch as virtual serfs ever since.
I’ve never heard of the EU refusing to label
Balochi exports as Made in Pakistan, and their occupation is not disputed, as
is the one with which they are obsessed.
Moreover, there are massive human rights violations by both Pakistan and
Iran against the Baloch, and the European Union remains silent about them.
Moreover, Iran’s violations (see as one
scroll to page 196) were never even raised during the ill begotten “negotiations”
on Iran’s nuclear program.
by the slobbering excitement with which Europeans are greeting prospects of
commerce with Iran; don’t expect them to be.
Only about 60 percent of Iran’s population is Persian. The rest are ethnic minorities (many Muslim) whose
identity is being ruthlessly crushed.
There are Baloch, Sindhi, and Pashto independence movements within
Pakistan, all Muslim. Yet, none of them
is being taken up by the anti-Jewish state obsessed European Union.
It seems that the EU’s finger wagging “morality” is
selective and coincides with historical European tastes and economic interests. When will the world wake up and stop Europe's carnage-complicit hypocrisy?
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