Friday, October 03, 2014

What Outrages Europeans

Europeans (and those who think like Europeans) are unhappy with Israel's building of settlements:

Plans for new settlements in East Jerusalem pose a threat to peace and Israel's relations with the European Union, the 28-member bloc said on Friday, joining the United States in its criticism of the decision.

The strong language from the European Union, the biggest aid donor to the Palestinians who seek statehood in territories captured by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war, echoes criticism from Germany, France and Washington.

Yet nothing that Hamas does gets in the way of Europe being the biggest donor to the Palestinians.

Kidnapping and killing Israeli teenagers, firing rockets at Israeli civilians, and hiding their military assets behind Palestinian human shields apparently aren't a threat to peace and do not threaten the Palestinian relation with Sweden:

Sweden's new prime minister said Friday that his government will recognize a Palestinian state, a move that drew praise from Palestinian officials.

Yeah. This all makes sense.