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    • Valley Commando
    • 20.09.11 | 11:59 (IDT)

    Yes - it is this dichotomy that is appalling from a European perspective. Isreal canot be a European colonial power - that old world is not acceptable any more. Israel needs to either respect human rights, secular pluralistic democracy and the right to self determination - or it needs to accept that it does not belong in and should not have a special relationship with the EU. The EU should not be scared to enforce norms of beaviour within its own ranks. If Israel wont conform, then stop tainting European institutions with its membership

    from the article: Jordan's King says Israel must choose if it is fortress or part of Mideast
    First published 08:43 20.09.11 | Last updated 08:43 20.09.11
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