EU recommends boycotting Jewish-owned stores in Jerusalem. Really.
The Guardian reports:
A hard-hitting EU report on Jerusalem warns that the city has reached a dangerous boiling point of “polarisation and violence” not seen since the end of the second intifada in 2005.
Calling for tougher European sanctions against Israel over its continued settlement construction in the city – which it blames for exacerbating recent conflict – the leaked document paints a devastating picture of a city more divided than at any time since 1967, when Israeli forces occupied the east of the city.
The leaked report describes the emergence of a “vicious cycle of violence … increasingly threatening the viability of the two-state solution”, which it says has been stoked by the continuation of “systematic” settlement building by Israel in “sensitive areas” of Jerusalem.
The paper isn’t yet public, so I can’t judge, but if this is an indication of its contents then its bias is clear.
Hamas and the PA celebrate the knife and car attacks against Jews in Jerusalem over the past year. They made posters urging all Arabs to do the same. They celebrated the murders of rabbis in a synagogue in Jerusalem.
And this report says that the violence is a result of Israeli policies, and not Arab incitement?
But check out this part of the report that The Guardian took a photo of:
All of these are offensive, but let’s concentrate only on the last item. What does that mean?
It means that when tour guides walk through parts of Jerusalem, they should make sure that they don’t buy anything at Jewish-owned stores.
|Shops in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City|
It cannot mean to boycott Israeli-owned stores, because no one will ask Arab store owners if they are Israeli citizens.No one cares if Israeli Arabs own stores across the Green Line and no one is going to boycott them.
No, 76 years after Kristallnacht, the EU is recommending a boycott of Jewish owned stores.