For years, Europe has stood by and watched the rise of right-wing forces in Israel. It’s taking revenge now that they’re in government. It’s good that the EU is finally reacting.
The European Union Representation in Israel did something unusual yesterday afternoon. The official Europe Day event in Tel Aviv, she announced on Twitter, would not take place this year. Europe Day commemorates the Schuman Declaration made by French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman in Paris in 1950, a milestone on the way to the founding of the EU. In Israel, too, whose most important trading partner is the EU, the day is commemorated every year – including with a high-ranking diplomatic reception.
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