web analytics
July 24, 2014 / 26 Tammuz, 5774
Israel at War: Operation Protective Edge
 
 
At a Glance
Blogs
Sponsored Post
IDC Advocacy Room IDC Fights War on Another Front

Student Union opens ‘hasbara’ room in effort to fill public diplomacy vacuum.



European Friends, European Foes

Denmark, Finland, Portugal and Ireland opposed any condemnation whatsoever by the EU of Mashaal's calls for Israel's annihilation and destruction.
European Friends

We wrote yesterday ["11-Dec-12: On screaming silence and thundering demagoguery"] about the almost complete silence of the governments of Europe in the face of the sickening bigotry and repeated incitements to terrorism of the Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal in a series of speeches this past weekend in the Gaza Strip.

We mentioned how the EU has poured withering criticism on Israel for its plan to build housing for several thousand families in Jerusalem, while uttering only the faintest bleat over Mashaal’s whipping up the Palestinian Arabs into a death-to-Israel frenzy.

About that bleat: turns out it happened only because of what Israel Radio calls “an 11th-hour intervention by Germany and the Czech Republic“. Here’s the statement that the pressure achieved:

“The EU finds inflammatory statements by Hamas leaders that deny Israel’s right to existunacceptable.”

Let history record that four of the EU member states opposed any condemnation at all of Mashaal’s calls for Israel’s annihilation and destruction. The four are Denmark, Finland, Portugal and Ireland.

To his credit, and his country’s, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle acknowledged today that his country was responsible for inserting the condemnation of Hamas into the EU statement.

“We absolutely condemn the statements by Hamas leader Mashaal. Anyone who questions the right of Israel to exist can not be a partner for peace talks. Mashaal’s public pronouncements demonstrate to the world how justified Israel’s security concerns are…”

The Spanish-American philosopher George Santayana famously observed that

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”

Given the massive demographic changes washing over Europe, and the spirit of cowardly appeasement in the air, it appears that those who cannot remember Santayana or the message he sought to impart are condemned to live through just what he warned would happen.

Visit This Ongoing War.

About the Author: Frimet and Arnold Roth began writing and speaking publicly soon after the murder of their fifteen year-old daughter Malki Z"L in the Jerusalem Sbarro massacre, August 9, 2001 (Chaf Av, 5761). They have both been, and are, frequently interviewed for radio, television and the print media, including CNN, BBC, New York Times, Washington Post, Al-Jazeera, and others. Their blog This Ongoing War deals with the under-appreciated price of living in a society afflicted by terrorism which, they contend, means the entire world. Frimet is a native of Queens, NY while her husband was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. They brought their family to settle in Jerusalem in 1988. They co-founded the Malki Foundation in 2001 and are deeply involved in its work as volunteers. They can be reached at thisoingoingwar@gmail.com .


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “European Friends, European Foes”

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Only El Al and British Airways continued to fly routine flights in and out of Ben Gurion International Airport.
Did the US Let Hamas Rule Israel’s Skies?
Latest Blogs Stories
Happy soldiers with pizza

Jameel went on a pizza run down south, and translated a letter from a soldier on the border, along with some of his own personal observations…

.Into Gaza!

Her message to her soldier son on the battlefield: “Complete the Mission! Sayyem et HaMissimah!”

El AL and Pilot

JoeSettler contemplated some new El Al slogans like: “El Al – Our pilots are trained in evasive maneuvers”…. Let’s hear your new El Al Slogans…

Carmeli

IDF volunteers come to Israel just to serve are the true idealists; Sean Carmeli was one of them.

And he whispers one last time, I love you mother.

It’s absurd, in this war places like Ariel and Shiloh are among the safest in the State of Israel.

Why aren’t American Jews coming s to Israel for the summer; Are they scared because of the war?

If you are lloking to buy socks, this store is NOT where to go! B”H

Ruthie Blum reveals just how hard it is for a Jewish mother to be a patriot at the time of war. Maternal cognitive dissonance On Thursday night, after 10 days of aerial warfare between Hamas terrorists and Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approved a ground incursion into Gaza. It was a move that much of […]

JoeSettler takes on the IDF Spokesperson’s tweets that he believes are morally wrong and negatively affect the war we are fighting…

The 7 Decisions that changed author Andy Andrews’ life and how they can guide you towards success.

Not asking the world for the right to defend ourselves; such a right is obvious to anyone with a spine.

Where has all the billions of Euros and dollars that have been poured into Gaza over the years gone?

One wishes the PA would distance itself completely from Hamas now for the sake of peace and development in the region.

Israel will never be the underdog, so no defense will be legitimized.

More Articles from Frimet and Arnold Roth
Ofir (C) and Bat-Galim Shaar (rear, L), parents of kidnapped Jewish teenager Gilad Sha'ar, seen with Iris ( front L) and Ouria Yifrah (front, center), parents of kidnapped Jewish teen Eyal Yifrah, and Avi Frenkel (R), father of kidnapped Jewish teen Naftali Frenkel.

The Palestinians remain below the age of responsibility; the source of their behavior always in Israel’s actions.

Aftermath of the Sbarro Pizzeria homicide bombing, August 9, 2001.  Fifteen people were murdered, including the authors' 15 year old daughter, Malki. More than 120 were injured.

Our daughter Malki was murdered, because she was Jewish,, by unrepentant Arab terrorists.

Tragedies continue emanating from the decision to release 1000+ terrorists from Israeli prisons.

A rocket from Gaza failed to make it over the fence. It crashed somewhere on the Hamas-controlled side.

UNRWA’s numbers mean half the refugees in the world are Palestinian Arabs.

Mrs. Obama, our daughter’s murder by another Islamist terror group – Hamas – was also unconscionable.

The grandaughter of an Auschwitz survivor was murdered in a terrorist massacre in Jerusalem.

The State Department is said to want the court to intervene on Arab Bank’s behalf for foreign policy reasons.

    Latest Poll

    Do you think the FAA ban on US flights to Israel is political?






    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/blogs/this-ongoing-war/european-friends-european-foes/2012/12/13/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: