Monday, March 28, 2016

The European Union Can Go Straight to Hell

Michael L.

{Also published at Jews Down Under and Love of the Land.}

Raphael Ahren, writing in the Times of Israel, tells us:
fingerWithout the Israeli-Palestinian conflict there would be no Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, the European Union’s envoy to Israel said Monday, arguing that the best way to fight BDS is to take steps to advance a two-state solution. 
“The most effective antidote against the BDS movement is to solve the Palestinian issue. If there were no Palestinian issue, there would be no BDS movement,” Ambassador Lars Faaborg-Andersen said at a conference in Jerusalem. 
The EU does not expect Israel to be able to solve the conflict unilaterally, the ambassador stressed. “It takes two to tango. It takes the Palestinians also.” But it is important for Israel not to be seen as undermining a two-state solution, he said. “If more effort is put into showing a will to move forward and to obtain progress in this process, it would greatly weaken the BDS movement.”
More effort?

The Jewish people have not put sufficient effort into opposing ongoing violence against ourselves by not being sufficiently compliant toward our aggressors?

Is that the idea?

We have to put an end to this nonsense.

Who is Lars Faaborg-Andersen to tell the Jewish people how best to live in this world?

As far as I am concerned the EU can go straight to hell.

They are not our allies. They are not our friends. They are not our partners.

They are sometimes our customers, but what they really are is a hypocritical pain in the ass that promotes terrorism against Jews while self-righteously complaining about it at home. Ultimately, the EU funds and supports Jihadi violence toward the Jewish people of the Middle East, through organizations like B'Tselem that defames Israel, and then blames that violence on those Jews, even as they decry it against themselves.

To be fair, however, while it is true that the EU blames Arab-Muslim violence against the Jewish minority in the Middle East on the Jewish people, they do have the consistency to blame Arab-Muslim violence against their own people on their own people. As Europe drowns, their leaders tell their citizenry that the violence against them is a normal response for having failed to be gracious enough to their Arab-Muslim guests.

Jihadi violence in Europe, we are to understand, is because the Europeans have failed to suckle Arab-Muslim immigrants close enough to their breasts and if only they would be more open and gracious then the Jihadi immigrants would become harmless accountants and fishermen and shoemakers.

The truth, of course, is that Arab-Muslim imperial ambitions, grounded in hatred of the infidel - particularly the Jew - is what drives their violence throughout the world upon non-Muslims. It is due to western and American racism that the West blames itself for Muslim violence against its own people. It is because western "liberals" think of non-whites as inferior creatures in need of protection that they refuse to assign agency to their "little brown brothers" who are in need of protection against the allegedly aggressive West.

The current western-left attitude toward non-western people "of color" is reminiscent of, and in part derived from, nineteenth-century notions of "white man's burden." The condescension is so rich that the western-left refuses to even acknowledge that it is not their culture, but the Arab culture that has been the most successful imperialist-colonialist power within recorded human history, since the Romans.

The Europeans, in their ideological blinkertude, pay lip-service to Palestinian-Arab responsibility for the long Arab war against the Jews, but they always pressure and blame the Jews.
At the very least, the boycott movement “would swing into virtually nothing” if there was no Israeli-Palestinian conflict “to tag unto,” he argued.
I have to say, I love these European geniuses. What he is saying - if I can figure the math correctly - is that if there were no Arab-Israel conflict there would be no BDS movement against the Jews of the Middle East to begin with.

Brilliance.

Of course, this does not explain why there was an equivalent boycott movement against the Jews in Nazi Germany that quickly was taken up by the Arabs before the State of Israel even existed. The current BDS movement is an extension of the previous movements to boycott and hurt the Jewish people as derived from 1930s Germany through the Arab efforts to rob Jewish people of sovereignty on Jewish land, throughout the middle part of the twentieth-century, until this moment.
Faaborg-Andersen added BDS is a “rather marginal” phenomenon that currently “has very little effect” on Israel. “That means that we have to, of course, stay vigilant in order to ensure it does not get further boosts and does not get further support. But I think it’s important to keep a sense of proportions here and ensure that we’re not to talking up this phenomenon rather than talking it down, and thereby giving it a platform that it really doesn’t have.”
The hubris is unimaginable.

What this moron is telling us is that the ongoing effort to economically strangle the Jewish people of the Middle East is no big deal and we should not concern ourselves with it.

And this from the EU Ambassador to Israel?

I do not think that the Jewish people, nor the Jewish state, are much in need of Europe.

Europe is killing itself and we have better friends elsewhere.

15 comments:

  1. To me it's like the old adage "I don't have to run faster than boar (or bear, leopard, hyena fill in your own wild animal) I just have run faster than you."

    Israel has to outlast the confluence of European hatred with Islamic desires to tear down their entire world. There will be a short period where European hatred will have a serious ability to wreak havoc on Israel before Islamism sends their ability to execute on it back into their Dark Ages and all their screaming is of no more important than that of Afghanistan. At that point we shouldn't worry all that much. The last person who still knew how to keep the lights on will have been beheaded. They can squat around the cowshit fires at night shaking their fists at Allah for cursing them with the Jews who are operating kosher hotdog stands in the Antarctic Riviera and who don't care about Europe any more.

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  2. Sorry, but the mere existence of a "Palestinian issue," whatever one chooses to mean by that, is not in and of itself sufficient cause for BDS. Without the vilification and demonization of Israel, and the Jews, there would no BDS movement, just like there is no BDS for China, Russia, Turkey, or any of the Arab or Muslim States, Iran, Hamas or the PA, or any of the real serial human rights abusers around the world.




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    1. There is a BDS movement because idiots like Lars Faaborg-Andersen make excuses for one.

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  3. The morally bankrupt should not be lecturing about morality.

    Especially when blindly funding those without much, if any, morality.

    Worsening the situation for all by doing so, not just Jews.

    Then telling us how smart they are as if to convince themselves.

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  4. OT

    Mike,
    Thank you so much for posting that performance of "Revolution." I happen to love that video!

    "But if you want money for people with minds that hate, all I can tell you is, 'brother have to wait'."

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    1. The second album that I ever bought was Dark Side of the Moon.

      But the first one was a Beatles record.

      :O)

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  5. As a UKIP supporter who obviously has no time for the EU, the EU cowardice regarding Israel should be better highlighted by my party.

    No other country is singled out by the EU (and the world) like Israel is. This is happening for a number of reasons I believe, but it has to end.

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    1. Hi Paul,
      I'm in the UK. I'm not a UKIP supporter - used to be Labour, now without party - but I am considering voting " Leave." Not particularly to do with the EU's treatment of Israel, but for wider reasons. I would not until recently believed that I would be leaning that way. It's interesting.
      The campaign is definitely interesting.
      Btw, if anyone on here doesn't know, UKIP tend to get a very harsh time in the British press. All parties have some unpleasant people in them. The Labour party is currently attracting them by the sack-load.( And don't I know it.) UKIP supporters tend to all be painted as though they are bigots and racists. I tend to believe that is a very sweeping view. And very unlikely to be the case. It would be more helpful for our general political landscape if people stopped looking at UKIP supporters with contempt and started listening to their concerns and thoughts. Actually, it would be more productive for everyone if we all were prepared to listen to each other a lot more.
      Rather than just hurl abusive slurs at each other. Or to make assumptions.

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  6. For anyone who is interested, this is Nick Cohen in pithy mode talking about the Euston Manifesto ten years on:

    http://nickcohen.net/2016/03/27/we-told-you-so-you-fucking-fools-the-euston-manifesto-10-years-on/

    It's worth a read.

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    1. The Left. A movement dedicated to robbing the individual of his freedom, and fruits of his labor, ostensibly to benefit the "community", but really for personal gain and power.
      Community. An imaginary entity used by psychopaths as personal power amplifier.

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  7. Peter Beinart can also go straight to hell.

    https://www.commentarymagazine.com/anti-semitism/yes-anti-zionism-anti-semitism/

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  8. Yeah, those friends elsewhere are the billions of dollars you get from the USA. Israel can go to hell with the EU. Enjoy the company.

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    1. Hi.

      Who are you and what is your point?

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