The EU rewards Israel's human rights violations

As Israel continues to approve illegal settlement construction in the occupied West Bank, Irish politician Chris MacManus, a member of the European Parliament for Sinn Féin, has criticised the EU's silence. "I believe it is about time the EU stood up to Israel and made it perfectly clear that it is not prepared to acquiesce to the undermining of its work in Palestine," declared MacManus. "The EU must live up to its own rhetoric that it stands for human rights and peace." In this respect, rhetoric is all that the EU has proved itself capable of so far. It claims to believe that settlements are illegal under international law – they are — but consistently fails to act against the … Continue reading The EU rewards Israel's human rights violations