The EU wants to pressure Israel into giving up Jerusalem, but doesn’t want anyone to know about it yet. That it has been revealed already is, well, “unfortunate.”
“EU downplays leaked memo on east Jerusalem,” from AFP, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
BRUSSELS (AFP) – The European Commission downplayed the significance of the leaking of a report accusing Israel of seeking to prevent Jerusalem becoming the Palestinians’ future capital, although admitting it was “unfortunate”.
The European Union’s executive arm pointed out that EU foreign ministers last week publicly announced that such a report is due to be published, and also publicly made such criticism of Israel at a meeting in Brussels.
“There is no wish to conceal a document. There’s a public statement that a document is going to be made public,” said Emma Udwin, spokeswoman for EU external relations commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner.
The preliminary EU report — it is unclear if it was the final version — was leaked in Jerusalem by an Israeli group campaigning against demolitions of Palestinian houses in east Jerusalem.
“Israel’s activities in Jerusalem are in violation of both its roadmap obligations and international law,” said the document.
That is such palpable nonsense — as if the Palestinian Arabs hadn’t violated their “roadmap obligations” hundreds of times over. And as if the activities of Israel in Jerusalem weren’t made necessary by ongoing, unstinting, relentless terrorist attacks against civilians.