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Israel Concerned about ‘Revolution of Bureaucrats’ in Europe

On Friday, the Official Journal of the European Union published its guidelines stating that all future agreements with Israel will apply only to the pre-1967 lines and that funding will be withheld from projects in Judea and Samaria. The guidelines go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014.

“Israel must be concerned about the EU’s decision because it proves that the revolution of bureaucrats and diplomats in Europe has begun,” a source close to the EU in Brussels told Israel Hayom. “In effect, instead of governments dictating policy, the bureaucrats are the ones who dictate facts on the ground.”

Israeli Embassy officials in Brussels who are charged with maintaining contact with the EU tried to fish out certain details of the document weeks before it was published, but to no avail. Sources in Brussels said that a small coterie of diplomats in the European Commission’s Middle East Department denied anyone access to the document.

“They worked in great secrecy,” a source told Israel Hayom.

Lieberman, chairman of the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, said, “Someone needs to explain to [the EU] that there are other, more pressing matters that they should busy themselves with.” Lieberman has suggested excluding the EU from anything having to do the peace process and discontinuing all contact with it on the Palestinian issue, and Deputy Foreign Minister Zeev Elkin echoed that sentiment.

“If we don’t put a stop to this, we have to consider whether we are interested in Europe’s involvement [in the peace process],” Elkin said.

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3 Responses to “Israel Concerned about ‘Revolution of Bureaucrats’ in Europe”

  1. Ben Omonoyan says:

    How can the EU be an honest broker in the Israel/Palestinian middle east peace process if she the European union or her bureaucrats have already taken severe anti Israel stands? this whole process cries Foul….

  2. Mary Carrick says:

    Lost their funding! Oi vey, where's the vigil?

  3. The UN, long ago, listed the 850,000 Jews expelled from 10 Arab countries (1948-67) as refugees. Why has it not done something about that first? They are now more than half the Jewish population of Israel. They need land and housing too.

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