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Arutz 7: EU Redraws Israel Borders to 1949 Lines
For the first time, the EU formally forbids trade with bodies located beyond 1949 Armistice lines, including Golan.
Gil Ronen, July 16, 2013
The European Union [EU] has issued orders forbidding its member states from cooperating, transferring funds, giving scholarships or research grants to bodies in Judea and Samaria, eastern Jerusalem , and even the Golan Heights, Haaretz wrote Tuesday.
The new instruction, promulgated by the European Commission, which is the operative arm of the EU, sets parameters for cooperation between the EU and its members states, on the one hand, and Israeli governmental and private elements on the other. The instructions are for the years 2014 – 2020 and will go into force on Friday, July 18.
The decision also states that any future agreement signed with Israel must include a section that says the “settlements” are not part of sovereign Israel and therefore not included in the agreement.
A senior source in the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that the new EU decision is dramatic, and can be called “a true earthquake.”
"This is the first time in which a explicit and formal instruction like this is issued. Until now, there were silent understandings and agreements that the EU does not work beyond the Green Line” – as the 1949 Armistice Line is known – “but this is an official and binding prohibition.” (Official to whom? Binding to what?)
Deputy Foreign Minister Ze'ev Elkin said that the EU decision is “very worrisome” and will make it difficult for the state of Israel to conduct contacts with the EU regarding cooperation agreements.
(Tip Credit: Jews News)
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
What's all the uproar? What's all the shock and surprise about?
תשכ"ז/1967, by not annexing Yehudah, Shomron, and Azza (Judea, Samaria, and Gaza), and by not retaining Har HaBayith (Temple Mount), and by not at least beginning to tackle the Arab problem. Now, it appears, it is going to have to sleep in it.
Besides the shock and surprise, the only problem I see here is that the Israeli Government, and those of its citizens who have successfully completed their indoctrination into undying loyalists, actually care about what the EU sees as being Israel, and what it does not, and how that will affect business.
If we do not say that all of Eretz Yisra'el is ours, if we do not demonstrate with appropriate actions that all of it is ours, then why should anyone else in the world believe that all of it is, in fact, ours??
|Eretz Yisra'el in the time of Yehoshu'a bin Nun|
Q: When will the Israeli government finally stop being so concerned with what the goyim think?
A: Quite possibly when it ceases to be the Israeli Government.