Ground-to-air missile?

In what Presseurop terms an unprecedented move, five European countries – Denmark, Spain, France, the United Kingdom and Sweden – have summoned their Israeli ambassadors to protest against the Tel Aviv government’s plan to build 3,000 new homes in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, and Israel’s decision to suspend the payment of tax collected on behalf of the Palestinian Authority.

The EU has repeatedly called on Israel to “immediately cease settlement expansion” without result. As a means of putting extra pressure on Israel, former Irish president Mary Robinson and Finnish counterpart Martti Ahtisaari, propose relabelling Israeli goods to distinguish between those made in Israel and those manufactured in Israeli settlements. They suggest the new label “made in Israeli settlements”. The settlements are considered illegal under international law, though Israel disputes this.

Tom Janssen (b. 1950) is a cartoonist for the Dutch press. He works for Amsterdam daily Trouw and various local papers. His cartoons are also published in The International Herald Tribune, Time MagazineLe Monde and The New York Times. In 2009 World Press Cartoon awarded him 2nd prize in the Editorial Cartoon category for his take on “Wall Street”

Ack: Presseurop

3 Responses

  1. john in cheshire says:

    If the anti-Israel mob succeed in labelling Israel goods as proposed, I’ll seek them out and purchase them preferentially. In addition, I’ll avoid buying anything from a muslim country.

  2. DP111 says:

    That baby in the wraps also has a Hamas cuckoo in it, which fires multiple rockets into Israel.

    What suprises me is that Israel supplies electricity, water and medical facilities to the Palestinians, even though they explicitly make clear, that their goal is the destruction of Israel and the murder or banishment of all Jews. I cannot imagine any Western state that will put up with continuous terrorism, declarations and acts of all out Jihad, for over 50 years, without destroying such an enemy once for all.

    The “Final Solution” is official policy of the Palestinians and Hitler is a hero for them. But then, to Lefties and the EU, Utopian totalitarian solutions were always attractive.

  3. james Higham says:

    Mary Robinson is a fully fledged member of Them and it wouldn’t surprise me were she had been an Eastern star as well.

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