More EU Parliament Members Quit One-Sided "Peace Delegation"
by Lakrosse, Fri May 21, 2010 at 12:55:16 AM EDT
The European Union is infamous for its one-sided view of the Israel-Palestinian conflict. They routinely belittle the Jewish state and her legitimate concerns against terrorism and act as if Palestinians can do no wrong.
Well some are fed up with it. Today, even more EU Parliament members have ditched this pathetic "peace delegation."
Two more European Parliament members withdrew their participation Thursday in a controversial European Parliament delegation visit to the Middle East because they view the program as being “too one-sided.”
The delegation of 25 parliamentarians from the foreign affairs, development and humanitarian aid committees, is due to visit Israel and the Palestinian territories next week.
In their statement, Italian Fiorello Provera, vice-chairman of the foreign affairs committee and Dutch Bastiaan Belder, chairman of the European Parliament delegation with Israel said: “We think that the delegation’s program is too one-sided, and for this reason it is extremely unhelpful to the cause we all wish to promote, at a crucial moment, when the government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority are restarting indirect talks.”
“Recent controversy on the nature of next week’s official delegation of the European Parliament to Israel and the Palestinian territories led us to conclude, regrettably, that we are left with no other choice but to withdraw our participation from this mission.”
They said their presence “could lend legitimacy to a mission that stands contrary to what we were elected for – to promote dialogue, reconciliation and to seek a better understanding of the complexities and the difficult challenges that the parties face on the road to peace.
“Regarding the planned visit of the delegation to Gaza through Egypt, we share the concerns of those who see these political visits as a legitimization of Hamas, an organization included in the EU terrorist list,” they added.
Its shameful that Europe, the continent which gave us fascism and communism, along with appeasement, chooses to appease Islamic terrorism, example being in Britain, where terrorists aren't deported. Hamas terrorizes its own people with violence, forces women into veils which make them property of their men, stones them for adultery, kills homosexuals, and oppresses non-Muslims, along with calling for Caliphate and support Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons. Glory to those who stand up to this evil! Doesn't Europe see that Radical Islam threatens the free way of life which America gave them in the 1940s? You don't bring peace in Israel/Palestinians by supporting the radical parties. You should support the more moderate parties, with attainable and fair goals, instead of genocide and empire, which Hamas, Hezbollah, and the Ayatollah seek.