Israel FM hits out at EU for failing to meet security pledges
Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:40AM
All the expressions and promises of commitment to Israel's security from all around the world remind me of similar commitments made to Czechoslovakia in 1938." Israeli Minister for Foreign Affairs Avigdor LibermanIsraeli Minister for Foreign Affairs Avigdor Liberman has criticized the European Union over its policy toward the Tel Aviv regime, comparing its vows of support for Israel to Anglo-French appeasement of Nazi Germany in late 1930s. During a Wednesday conference in Herzliya, a suburb north of Tel Aviv, Liberman accused Europe of being ready to abandon Israel as they gave up Czechoslovakia to Nazi Germany on the eve of World War II.
"All the expressions and promises of commitment to Israel's security from all around the world remind me of similar commitments made to Czechoslovakia in 1938," said Liberman.In 1938, Britain and France, signed the Munich Agreement with Nazi Germany, allowing its annexation of Czechoslovakia's areas along the country's borders. The deal is widely considered as a failed act of appeasement toward Germany. On December 13, the European Union rapped the Israeli regime over its plans to expand settlements in the West Bank, including in East al-Quds (Jerusalem), saying the bloc is ‘deeply dismayed’ over the move. Lieberman also said that Europe had turned a blind eye to a speech made by Hamas Bureau Chief Khaled Meshaal in Gaza this week, in which he said the Palestinians would not give up an inch of Palestine. Many countries, including some of Tel Aviv’s allies, have censured the Israeli plans to construct illegal settler units in the occupied Palestinian lands. On December 3, Britain, France, Spain, Sweden, and Denmark summoned the Israeli ambassadors in their capitals to express their discontent with the settlement expansion plan. MKA/MA