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A report that is being prepared by the European Union (EU) calls for tougher sanctions against Israel over the Jewish state’s continued construction in eastern Jerusalem, which the EU said is threatening the “viability of the two-state solution.”

The report, which has yet to be released, states that a “vicious cycle of violence” in Jerusalem last year “occurred against the background of the systematic increase in settlement activity, tensions over the Haram al-Sharif (Temple Mount), and rising levels of tensions and acts of violence on both sides.”

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“The expansion of settlements has continued, including in highly sensitive areas… and [has] been followed in force by waves of demolitions and evictions,” the report says, The Guardian reported.

Additionally, the report recommends new restrictions against “known violent settlers,” steps to inform EU consumers about products from Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, and “efforts to raise awareness” among European businesses about the risks of working with those Jewish communities.

According to The Guardian, the report reflects a “strong desire” by European governments for additional sanctions against Israel for “continued settlement building.”

An Israeli government spokesman on Friday said the report “is so extremely one-sided a report that it distorts reality beyond comprehension.”

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64 COMMENTS

  1. Jews have every right to build on their own land and the EU needs to put Sanctions on Iran ,the PA/PLO ,Hamas and all of the Muslims occupying Jewish lands .But what the EU is doing is Blackmailing the Israeli leaders to try and force them into surrendering their G-d given land over to their enemies and Barak Hussein Obama is behind this !

  2. As of May 2012, the European Union (EU) comprises 27 countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden. – See more at: http://www.shrm.org/templatestools/hrqa/pages/whatmemberstatescomprisetheeuropeanunion.aspx#sthash.Kis1H7Ng.dpuf….I can’t believe they want to destroy Israel…Why don’t we as American’s boycott these nations…We have a beautiful country to see, why spend your money in the EU…

  3. Start complying with international law and conventions including provisions against the building of (permanent) settlements for only one part of the population to the exclusion of all others in order to permanently annex land (see UN resolutions; underlying acts of Crimes against Humanity under the ICC’s Rome Statute). international human rights and basic principle of democracy – and the world will leave Israel alone.

  4. There are plenty of initiatives regarding the protection of minorities in Europe. To take an example: the attack in Danmark was NOT in any way State sponsored, quite the opposite. Their are local debates on how to strengthen security measures to protect Danish Jews, also involving the Copenhagen synagogue and Danish chief rabby. The police is investigating and trying to find out what is behind this attack. The synagogue has since then been guarded by Danish police with machine guns.

  5. I am furious at Obama and the EU. He is taking America down with everything he does to Israel. It is God’s chosen land and people. No one has the right to go against it. The American people that voted for him. Made a terrible mistake.

  6. Their idea of “known violent settlers” may include anyone who has served in the IDF, and since military service is compulsory in Israel… that would theoretically justify any act of aggression by the philistines… according to the EU, of course.

  7. We are citizens of Israel will not tolerate the threats of Obama. Terrorize our Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Israel’s citizens. It acts like a bully Muslim and not like a friend of Israel. We can not accept the agreement of his Iranian friends to destruction of Israel . And his Palestinians friends who call five times a day for Christians destruction and Israel’s destruction. Obama he is not a friend and never has been a friend of Israel please stop try to rape us with your stupid agreement!

  8. Europe is a Muslim. The European Union is made up of European threatened by Muslims. From time to time zones arms of hatred against Israel. Israel will not harm its sovereignty. And Israeli citizens. EU confiscated Israel . they can Continue but the fact that Islam is spreading anti-Semitism against Jews and Christians in their countries they can not change.

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