EU-Israel Market Access Agreement - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Jean C Z Estiphan
    • 16.09.09 | 11:14 (IDT)

    This is an interesting article but I think it misses something important. The enduring challenge or damage is not about image or popularity in the West, it will be about the law and about trade. Israeli goods and service providers have incredibly good terms for access to the EU market (and to the Nafta also actually) and there are a number of European standards of civilised behaviour which are clearly in breach. While of course governments in China, Russia, the U.S., the U.K. and France will try their hardest to protect Israel, in the legal system of the European Union the lasting damage of the embargo on medicines/food/essentials to Gaza - and the periodic killings of thousands of civilians in Gaza, Lebanon etc. - will be that the law of civilisation will triumph over the brute force of the IDF's undoubted brute power. Count on it.

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    First published 01:29 16.09.09 | Last updated 11:23 16.09.09
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