July 25, 2013

Israel Retaliates Against EU Ban on Projects in "Settlements"

Payback, it's a bitch:

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon instructed the agency responsible for overseeing Israeli government activities in the West Bank to cease joint projects involving the Defense Ministry and the European Union, the online news agency Walla! reported.

The move comes one week after the European Union issued new directives banning the subsidizing of projects with Israeli entities that operate beyond the Green Line.

Israel’s response will affect future EU projects that are meant to improve the welfare of Palestinians in the territories. These ventures require the cooperation and approval of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, the Defense Ministry office that liaises with foreign diplomats.

When you start a war, and lose, you do not get to dictate to the victors the terms of peace.

You'd think the Euroweenies would have figured that out by now. If not, maybe they should look "Prussia" up on a map.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:17 PM | Comments |