What took them so long?
French diplomat involved in scuffle with troops to be expelled
In a highly unusual diplomatic incident, a French diplomat involved in an altercation with Israeli troops in the West Bank last week will leave the country in December, Israeli media reported Friday.
End of the year? They should have given her 48 hours to leave.
In other news involving the French diplomatic corps, a chauffeur for the Jerusalem consulate was caughtÂ trying to smuggleÂ 152 kilos of gold bars, 500 kilos of tobacco, hundreds of new cel phones, and $2 million in checks across the border to Jordan. (Israel Matzav)
In other news:
TurkishÂ Foreign Minister Ahmet DavutoÄŸlu is whining again thatÂ Israel has not done enoughÂ to deserve to have full diplomatic relations with his country restored
The European UnionÂ funds settlements in occupied territoryÂ – just not the occupied territory that you had in mind. The European Union funds settlements in the occupied territory of Northern Cyprus. That territory is occupied by Turkey. This is from Eugene Kontorovich.(via Israel Matzav)
Yet it turns out that despite the guidelines, the EU still knowingly and purposefully provides substantial direct financial assistance to settlements in occupied territory – in Turkish-occupied Northern Cyprus, that is. So the EU funds the occupation of an EU member state. Turkey’s invasion and occupation of Cyprus in 1974 was condemned the UN Security Council, and the EU’s official policy is that the Turkish occupation is illegitimate, and Turkey must completely withdraw. The EU does not recognize the Turkish government in Northern Cyprus.
The relevant EU resolutions and reports make no mention of any international legal question about such funding.
Read the whole thing. I’m sure you’ll all be shocked to learn that the Europeans are hypocrites and anti-Semites.
Rouhani receives 1 million dollar “goodwill gesture”, says “gimme more”
Â The problem is that the Infidels are the ones who are always making gestures of good will, granting concessions, etc. These gestures are never, ever reciprocated: Islamic supremacists expect the Infidels to pay tribute, but would never dream of doing it themselves.
“We hope this will mark the beginning of the return of other artifacts,” he was quoted as saying by the official IRNA news agency.
One of Israel’s largest daily newspapers reported on Friday thatÂ Iran already has a nuclear weapon.