With Friends Like Europe, Israel Doesn’t Need Enemies

Nov. 21 2019

Last week the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that any foodstuffs produced by Jews or Jewish-owned businesses in areas of Israel outside the 1949 armistice lines must be labeled as such. The legal decision renders binding an advisory ruling issued by the European Commission in 2015. Caroline Glick comments on the latest ruling, which, she notes, emanates from a group of countries that insist they are “friends” of the Jewish state:

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More about: BDS, Europe and Israel, European Union, ICC, Settlements

 

Hamas and Fatah Compete by Shedding Jewish Blood

During the past four weeks, there has been a rash of violent attacks in Jerusalem and the West Bank. These are not a response to any Israeli actions, nor are they spontaneous outbursts. Rather, as Itamar Marcus and Maurice Hirsch explain, the violence is the result of deliberate incitement by the Palestinian Authority (PA), which began when its president, Mahmoud Abbas, realized he was unlikely to win the upcoming national elections. The violence, write Marcus and Hirsch, was originally a way to win votes, and is now a way to maintain popularity after Abbas’s decision to postpone the elections in definitely:

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More about: Fatah, Hamas, Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian terror