European Clout - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • 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
Haaretz Headlines
Padnos during the shooting in Israel of his documentary.

'I've seen the next generation of Al-Qaida killers'

U.S. journalist Theo Padnos, held hostage by the Nusra Front in Syria, talks exclusively to Haaretz one year after his release.

 Gov. Mike Huckabee.

10 Comments on the purveyors of Jewish hate-porn

Israel will overcome the Iranian threat - but the American Jewish community could succumb to right-wing Inquisitors who aim to tear it apart.

A palm tree grows in the Errachidia reservoir near the Ziz oasis, Morocco, March 7, 2009.

Could climate change be Arab world's biggest threat?

A heat wave in Russia may have been the catalyst behind the Arab Spring. What happens if the world's major food exporters – the United States and Europe – are faced with a long-term drought?

Daniel and Senait's wedding

An Israeli party crasher says farewell

Writing columns about ostensibly common Israeli events over the last three years was truly an education. A postscript.