To wit, arms-length institutions will be created and the EU will pretend that it cannot see through the contorted accounting. So the money will continue to flow since it is not the EU’s intention to starve Israel. Then there are the bilateral relations specially with Germany. Merkel says that Germany “cannot be neutral on Israel,” and she also said in her last meeting with Netanyahu that it is important to increase German-Israeli economic and scientific cooperation to offset possible political tiffs. The only thing about the guidelines that cannot be finessed is the disclaimer. By refusing to make the disclaimer Israel is handing the world documentary proof that it does not plan to leave the West Bank. But the world already knows that. Heck, Bennett keeps saying it. So what’s the big deal about the guidelines? Sorry Europe, you have to do better.
Twin bombs kill around 10 and wound 100 in Cameroon town (Reuters)
from the article: EU official says U.S. quietly supporting settlement sanctions