Thursday, November 24, 2005

European East Jerusalem

That august body of European democracy, the constitutional-less European Union has criticized Israel's policies regarding East Jerusalem. From the Financial Times.

The European Union has severely criticised Israeli policies in east Jerusalem, saying they demonstrate a clear intention to consolidate Israel’s annexation of the Arab half of the city.

Of course, just as Israel promised to stop illegal construction, the palestinians promised to stop terrorism. Seems easier to tear down a few houses than it does to bring back hundreds of blown apart men, women, and children.

Of course, does anyone actually think Israel will give up East Jerusalem? That entails two questions, first, would the government actually make such a concession, and second, would the government be able to make it without losing a dozen no confidence votes within 24 hours. Thoughts?