… or, why the Europeans cannot be honest brokers
Rather than make you read a tedious analysis by yours truly, I suggest you first read about the “draft” report of an analysis on east Jerusalem, which is being proposed for policy adoption by the EU’s External Relations Council. Then read this accurate analysis in a Jerusalem Post editorial of how one-sided and unfortunate this “draft” is.
Very simply, the European nations do not seem to get it. Until they do, they cannot be trusted to have a say in the Israeli-Arab conflict, regardless of how hard they try to insert themselves.
Oh, and if you’re wondering how things like this happen, take a look at just one small facet of the onslaught of propaganda from the Arab and Muslim side that has washed over our world. This is the lie that denies any Jewish connection to the Temple Mount. The article covers a recent book by historian Dr. Yitzhak Reiter, who has just published “From Jerusalem to Mecca and Back – the Muslim Rallying Around Jerusalem.” It is the sordid story of denying the collective history and memory of the Jewish people in order to achieve modern political gains.
At least the Europeans, we now know, have been listening and learning.