Give and take

June 18th, 2008 § 0 comments

Electronic Intifada:

During her sixth visit to Israel since last November’s Annapolis summit, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice complained that the thousands of new housing units, built in Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land were damaging the peace talks with Palestinians. Meanwhile, at a joint press conference with Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni in Luxembourg, the same day, Slovenia’s Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel, whose country currently holds the rotating EU presidency, announced that the EU had decided to upgrade its political and economic relations with Israel. Rupel, who chaired the EU-Israel Association Council meeting, the body overseeing the relationship, stated that the EU and Israel are “elevating” their relations to a new level of “more intense, more fruitful, more influential cooperation.” Israel has now been granted the highest level of relations available to a non-member state

Any chance of some consistency from the members of ‘The Quartet’? On the one hand Israel is getting a complaint, about putting ‘facts on the ground’ in the occupied Palestine, and on the other, being rewarded for the continued oppression of the Palestinians with more and better relations.

As the saying goes, actions speak louder than words.

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