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Israel Suspends Dialogue With EU!

Discussion in 'Foreign Affairs' started by maxflinn, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. maxflinn

    maxflinn Legend Political Irish Donator Battle Royale

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    Israel has today suspended dialogue with the EU after the UE adopted guidlines that propose that all goods manufactered in the territories that Israel illegally occupy that are destined for the EU not be allowed to be marked as 'made in Israel'.

    Story here.


    Israel on Wednesday suspended its diplomatic dialogue with the European Union in response to the EU's adoption of new guidelines for placing special labels on products produced by Israeli companies over the Green Line - in the West Bank, the Golan Heights and east Jerusalem. As part of the policy, such items produced beyond the Green Line will no longer be allowed to carry a 'Made in Israel' label in EU countries.

    The Foreign Ministry summoned the European Union’s Ambassador to Israel, Lars Faaborg-Andersen, for a discussion on the new settlement labeling guidelines on Wednesday.

    "During the meeting, Foreign Ministry representatives informed the ambassador that because of the recent EU decision, Israel is suspending its diplomatic dialogue with the EU in various forums in which it has meetings scheduled in the coming weeks," the Foreign Ministry stated.

    Israel's Foreign Ministry
    , Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and politicians from across the political spectrum slammed the EU decision on Wednesday, claiming that the body was singling out Israel for special treatment.
     
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  2. seabhcan

    seabhcan Member Political Irish

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    If the Israelis dont like it maybe they should stop trading with the EU
     
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  3. DuineEile

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    Oh no. No more dialogue with a country that is committing genocide. What a shame!


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    maxflinn

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    I wonder if the EU will cave..
     
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  5. kalipa44

    kalipa44 Member Political Irish Donator Battle Royale

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    Why does Israel always look for "special conditions " and have hissy fits if they are not treated differently to everyone else ?
    As I said in another post "All countries in the EU have to label their goods and produce for accountability and traceability. If Israel can't abide by the same rules as they rest of us have to, then scrap the "special" trade agreements with them, stop the "aid" cheques and let them find another market to flog their settler produce to. "
     
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  6. Makavelli

    Makavelli Member Political Irish

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    They don't just trade with the EU, we pay them hard cash, in subsidies.

    They get more  out of the EU than just the Eurovision.
     
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    maxflinn

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    It seems that the big problem with Netanyahu is that he doesn't want to talk about the Palestinians and their human rights. Everything else is business as usual. What an opportunist !!

    "Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nachshon later clarified that the decision pertained mostly to Palestinian and human rights issues, but that all other bilateral dialogue – particularly in the areas of science, education, culture and agriculture – would continue."
     
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  9. Makavelli

    Makavelli Member Political Irish

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    principles cost money..................
     
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    maxflinn

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    She's probably had "The Trip" and a few well chosen words about her future or lack of it
     
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  12. GodsDog

    GodsDog Member Political Irish

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    Contrast the glacial speed with which the EU impose these pathetic excuses for sanctions on Israel
    for it's long record of making war on and murdering and systematically disenfranchising the people of palestine
    With the rapid imposition and enforcement of sanctions on people the US don't like
    such as Assad, Russia, Cuba, North Korea, Iran etc etc.
    (Yes, apparently Assad's unfortunate people are under US/EU sanctions while in the midst of being assaulted by ISIS jihadists who are being bankrolled by the US and Saudis and EU. You couldn't make it up)

    The EU will even destroy it's own agriculture and shoot itself in the foot to put sanctions on Russia
    for reasons nobody seems to be able to actually explain.

    Full BDS on Israel NOW.

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