Israel annexing East Jerusalem, says EUBut it's not just the headline. The article shows remarkable insight:
A confidential EU report accuses the Israeli government of using settlement expansion, house demolitions, discriminatory housing policies and the West Bank barrier as a way of "actively pursuing the illegal annexation" of East Jerusalem.Zionist beware. It took European states a mere 60 years to notice the expansionist tendency of the project, whilst sycophantically noting Israel's "security concerns" - ie taking on board that the victims of ethnic cleansing sometimes resist. Can boycott, divestment and sanctions be far behind? Er yes, probably another 60 years.
The document says Israel has accelerated its plans for East Jerusalem, and is undermining the Palestinian Authority's credibility and weakening support for peace talks. "Israel's actions in and around Jerusalem constitute one of the most acute challenges to Israeli-Palestinian peace-making," says the document, EU Heads of Mission Report on East Jerusalem.
The report, obtained by the Guardian, is dated 15 December 2008. It acknowledges Israel's legitimate security concerns in Jerusalem, but adds: "Many of its current illegal actions in and around the city have limited security justifications."
Oh, hold on. I've noticed another issue here. The EU report is confidential. So the EU has finally noticed the zionist expansionist tendency but it wants to spare Israel's blushes by keeping it secret. Which is strange because Israel makes no secret of it.