torsdag, december 09, 2010

Europeiska parlamentariker solidariska med Israel

Dozens of senior parliamentarians from

across Europe visited the Gush Katif

Museum in Jerusalem during a trip

to Israel. They were joined by Minister

Ayoub Kara (Likud), and all together,

lit Chanukah candles as a gesture of

solidarity with the Jewish people.


As they toured the museum, the MPs

remarked that Israel's unilateral with-

drawal from Gaza in 2005, termed the

“Disengagement,” had been a mistake.

The one-sided move, which followed

years of terrorist attacks, was seen by

radical Islamists as a victory for their

ideology, they said.


Israeli Jews should build throughout the

land, particularly in Judea and Samaria,

said Rene Stadtkewitz, Chairman of

Germany's Freedom Party. Conceding

land does not bring peace, but rather,

strengthens terrorists, he said.

The MPs, who recently toured Judea

and Samaria, noted that much of

Israel is visible from the hills of Judea

and Samaria, making a withdrawal

from the region particularly dangerous.


Kara called on Israel to build close

relationships with the Mps, members

of Europe's “new Right” that supports

Israel and worries about extremist Islam.

The “new Right” has shared interests

with the Jewish people and the state of

Israel, he said.


The delegation included 35 senior European

parliamentarians from Austria, Italy, Germany,

Belgium, Switzerland, Britain and Sweden,

including some who are believed likely to one

day head their countries. Germany, Austria

and Italy, under extreme right-wing parties,

were at the heart of the Axis that fought a

genocidal war against the Jewish nation and

a war of conquest against the Allied Powers in

the 1930's and 40's.


A spokesman for the Shomron (Samaria) local

authority explained that most of the visitors

were from what is known as the “New Right”

in Europe. These are parties that support Israel,

renounce anti-Semitism and see the Islamic

takeover of Europe as a clear danger, the

Samaria spokesman said. Most of the touring

parliamentarians were Christians, while some

were Jews. The visitors agreed that Judea

and Samaria constitute Jewish land.