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Dreamy Foreign Policies

moshe22 Wrote: Jun 16, 2012 3:44 PM
http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/blogs/felafel-on-rye/the-silence-is-killing-pollard/2012/06/14/

With her unbridled hostility towards Israel, the EU's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton provides us with an abject lesson in what happens when a government places its emotional aspirations above its national interests.

Since the establishment of the State of Israel, many of Israel's elite have aspired to be embraced by Europe. In recent years, nearly every government has voiced the hope of one day seeing Israel join the EU.

To a significant degree, Israel's decision to recognize the PLO in 1993 and negotiate with Yasser Arafat and his deputies was an attempt by Israel's political class to win acceptance from...