Haaretz was treated to another dollop of cheap thrills. It was given another juicy quote by a “senior European diplomat” who said: “This paper is an uncooked dish and the process is only beginning, but it is slowly continuing.” Imagine the thrill of having a senior European diplomat sharing such state secrets!
But what Haaretz could do, and apparently did do, is suggest that concerns about the document have been raised amongst senior Israeli officials. All one needs do is write an article about this fearsome document, mention that senior Israeli officials are running scared, and VOILÀ! You have people running scared.
How can this be alarming, even if, as has been reported, the framer of the document is the director for Middle East of the European External Action Service (EEAS) Christian Berger? Berger was also behind EU sanctions against settlements in the summer of 2013.
No surprise there, either. Berger is a career EU-UN “peacenik” who was in the EU’s “Office in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip,” the EU Representative to the Quartet Special Envoy and was in charge of the “Commission’s crisis response and peace building unit.” He also worked with the UN peacekeeping force in the Middle East for several years. No wonder it’s the same old threats over the same old red lines.
Really. This is all a tempest in a Haaretz-pot.
The Europeans simply want to transform the “Green Line” into a “Red Line” which is actually an Apartheid line.
Enough with the threats and the lines.