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Letter from Israel
David Frankfurter
Dem Joos force EU to waste taxes on Palestinians 
8th-Jul-2009 02:45 pm

A European Commission technical assistant has created a storm by making political statements about Israel’s settlements in the West Bank, blaming Israel for the waste of European Taxpayer’s money. Al-Jazeera (amongst others) reports the unnamed official as saying “[I]t is the European taxpayers who pay most of the price of this dependence, including US 280 million dollars so far this year, because settlements prevent the PA from functioning normally.”

 This Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs has put the clerk in his place with a well worded rebuke, delivered to the head of the EU delegation in Israel. They not only point out what utter nonsense the man uttered, that he has no place taking a political stand, that his legal assumptions are way off base, that the economic assumptions are out of line with the facts on the ground, that in fact the West Bank economy has improving – even at a time when the rest of the world economies are shrinking - and that the politics that obviously drives him to speak out are not in synch with European or even Palestinian interests.

What the Israeli government did not say is something that has been shouted out by many independent critics for years – that the EU and many European governments have DELIBERATELY AND KNOWINGLY CHOSEN to throw money at the Palestinian cause, knowing full well that it is wasted – being diverted to support violence and corruption.  And every time a new report scratches away the thin veneer of respectability pasted on this blatant waste of public funds, European officials find another layer to patch it over.

 This time, however, the old canard of “it’s all the Joos fault” simply reeks of base anti-Semitism.

 If it is of any relevance, the Funding for Peace Coalition website or the website of the Taxpayers Alliance or my own archive will give you plenty of background about the known waste of international donations to the Palestinian cause.

Comments 
8th-Jul-2009 12:37 pm (UTC) - Dem Joos force EU to waste taxes on Palestinians
Anonymous
It's very clear that this is a remark made in the context of President Obama's full frontal public attack on Israel. His sudden demand that Israel make concessions in the form of freezing all "Settlement activity" before negotiations, is contrary to his own oft-stated policy of not making any "pre-conditions" as he has made clear would be his approach to "negotiating" with the Iranians. Obama's 'brilliant' diplomacy, aside from being unprecedented and foolish from any strategic point of view, has had the effect of letting the anti-Israel dogs out. Here, one dog....a "technical assistant" of the European Commission shows his anti-Israel fangs...Good job, Obama.
8th-Jul-2009 01:00 pm (UTC) - Palestinian self-chosen disability
Anonymous

Deterministic systems, ideological symbols of abdication
by man from his natural role as earth's Choicemaker,
inevitably degenerate into collectivism; the negation of
singularity, they become a conglomerate plural-based
system of measuring human value. Blunting an awareness
of diversity, blurring alternatives, and limiting the
selective creative process, they are self-relegated to
a passive and circular regression.

Tampering with man's selective nature endangers his
survival for it would render him impotent and obsolete
by denying the tools of variety, individuality,
perception, criteria, selectivity, and progress.
Coercive attempts produce revulsion, for such acts
are contrary to an indeterminate nature and nature's
indeterminate off-spring, man the Choicemaker.

Until the oppressors discover that wisdom only just
begins with a respectful acknowledgment of The Creator,
The Creation, and The Choicemaker, they will be ever
learning but never coming to a knowledge of the truth.
The rejection of Creator-initiated standards relegates
the mind of man to its own primitive, empirical, and
delimited devices. It is thus that the human intellect
cannot ascend and function at any level higher than the
criteria by which it perceives and measures values.

Additionally, such rejection of transcendent criteria
self-denies man the vision and foresight essential to
decision-making for survival and progression. He is left,
instead, with the redundant wreckage of expensive hind-
sight, including human institutions characterized by
averages, mediocrity, and regression.

Humanism, mired in the circular and mundane egocentric
predicament, is ill-equipped to produce transcendent
criteria. Evidenced by those who do not perceive
superiority and thus find themselves beset by the shifting
winds of the carnal-ego; i.e., moods, feelings, desires,
appetites, etc., the mind becomes subordinate: a mere
device for excuse-making and rationalizing self-justifica-
tion.

The carnal-ego rejects criteria and self-discipline for such
instruments are tools of the mind and the attitude. The
appetites of the flesh have no need of standards for at the
point of contention standards are perceived as alien, re-
strictive, and inhibiting. Yet, the very survival of our
physical nature itself depends upon a maintained sover-
eignty of the mind and of the spirit.

It remained, therefore, to the initiative of a personal
and living Creator to traverse the human horizon and
fill the vast void of human ignorance with an intelli-
gent and definitive faith. Man is thus afforded the
prime tool of the intellect - a Transcendent Standard
by which he may measure values in experience, anticipate
results, and make enlightened and visionary choices.

Only the unique and superior God-man Person can deserved-
ly displace the ego-person from his predicament and free
the individual to measure values and choose in a more
excellent way. That sublime Person was indicated in the
words of the prophet Amos, "...said the Lord, Behold,
I will set a plumbline in the midst of my people Israel."
Y'shua Mashiyach Jesus said, "If I be lifted up I will
draw all men unto myself."

As long as some choose to abdicate their personal reality
and submit to the delusions of humanism, determinism, and
collectivism, just so long will they be subject and re-
acting only, to be tossed by every impulse emanating from
others. Those who abdicate such reality may, in perfect
justice, find themselves weighed in the balances of their
own choosing.

"No one is smarter than their criteria."

Jim Baxter
semper fidelis
- from "2010 AD: The Season of Generation-Choicemaker"
http://www.choicemaker.net/
8th-Jul-2009 02:37 pm (UTC) - EU's hypocrisy
Anonymous
As shown the PA made some economic recovery lately, in spite of the so-called Israeli restrictions, their leadership's corruption and spending-spree on arms (preparing for the next round!). What the EU further fails to mention is that the construction works of Jewish towns and villages in Judea and Samaria in fact contribute to PA's economy and provide a livelihood for thousands of (so-called Palestinian)Arab families.
8th-Jul-2009 09:55 pm (UTC) - THE JOOS AND MONEY TO THE PALARABS
Anonymous
The bedrock of world anti-Semitism has always been in Europe...just the players are shifted. The Palarab cause is now their bludgeon and it has been helped along by the appalling number of Israelis and so-called supporters of Israel here in America who have trumpeted the Palarabs' lies and propaganda.

9th-Jul-2009 05:16 pm (UTC) - EU reads my blog
Well, that may not be quite true .... but they did withdraw their outrageous statement
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1098983.html
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