Wednesday, 25 May 2011

The EU has thrown Israel under the bus

DEAR SIR,

On Monday, the EU Council of Ministers issued its ‘Conclusions on the Middle East Peace Process’, in which it “welcomes the [reconciliation] agreement signed in Cairo on 3 May” and “calls for the urgent resumption of direct negotiations”. By doing this, the European Union has indirectly declared its support for Hamas.

Instead of reiterating the commonsense stance taken by the US and Israel – that Hamas must renounce violence and recognise Israel’s right to exist before negotiations can commence – the EU has wilfully undermined the peace process by letting the terrorists off the hook.

Yet again we are reminded that – to paraphrase Ronald Reagan – the EU is not the solution to the problem; the EU is the problem.

JACOB CAMPBELL, York
Press Officer, UKIP Friends of Israel

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