Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Good news about Israel???

I guess that it can happen occasionally. Despite intense lobbying by the Palestinians and Israel's supposed "friend" Egypt, the EU has pleasantly shocked me by agreeing to significantly upgrade its relationship with Israel: http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1212659748504&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull.

The importance of this development cannot be understated. We all know how anti-Israel most European institutions are. However, this may be the start of what will hopefully be an improved relationship between Israel and Europe. Israel has long desired EU membership, and though that is not even a glimmer on the horizon, maybe this is the first sign that it's not just an impossible dream. And, how ironic is it that Israel's relationship with Europe appears to be improving just as its relationship with the United States seems to be ebbing?

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