The EU-Israel Association exposes the bloc's reliance on the occupation state

Article 2 of the EU-Israel Association agreement states, "Relations between the Parties, as well as all the provisions of the Agreement itself, shall be based on respect for human rights and democratic principles, which guides their internal and international policy and constitutes an essential element of this Agreement." When it comes to Israel, however, the EU's disregard for human rights and democracy becomes even more blatant. According to that clause, the agreement should be suspended because Israel clearly fails that requirement on a daily basis. However, after banning Russian gas imports, the EU needed a replacement supplier. In June, it duly signed a memorandum of understanding with Israel and Egypt which was described by the European Commission's Chief Ursula Von … Continue reading The EU-Israel Association exposes the bloc's reliance on the occupation state