In an act of shocking hypocrisy, the Israeli government has declared it “illegal” for the European Union to fund Palestinian housing projects in the West Bank—while at the same time the international Jewish lobby has asked the EU to force through a draconian anti-free speech “civil rights” law—which includes a “right to housing.”
According to the Times of Israel, Jewish Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has instructed Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon to demolish some 400 Palestinian homes built in the West Bank—which is undisputed Palestinian territory, even if under military occupation by Israel—because they were built with European Union funding.
Although Regavim is openly devoted to ethnically cleansing the Palestinians from the West Bank, the Jewish-controlled Daily Mail newspaper presented Regavim’s tirade as some sort of unbiased outside report, calling the Jewish Supremacist group an “NGO” (non-governmental organization) consisting of “international lawyers and MEPs” (Members of the European Parliament).
In actual fact, as the Regavim website states, it is merely a “private non-profit company in Israel.”
The Regavim report claimed that the EU was busy helping Palestinians to build houses in what the Jews call “Judea and Samaria”—which is their name for the West Bank, and which many of them claim is actually part of Israel and from which the Palestinians should be expelled.
Above: Pictures from the Regavim report which show Palestinian housing being built with EU funding in the West Bank.
The West Bank never formed part of the state of Israel. In 1947, it was designated as part of a proposed Arab state by the United Nations (UN) partition plan for Palestine.
In 1949, the West Bank was declared part of Jordanian territory and defined the interim boundary between Israel and Jordan. Jordan formally annexed the West Bank in 1950.
In 1967, the Jewish state attacked all of its neighbors without warning, sparking off what became known as the “Six-Day War.” Israeli forces invaded the West Bank, and drove out more than 300,000 Palestinians, who fled into neighboring Jordan.
The West Bank remained under direct Israeli control until the 1993 Oslo Accords, when it was divided into three regions, known as Areas A, B, and C.
Area A, which makes up 11 percent of the West Bank, was placed under the control of the newly-created Palestinian Authority, but is still subject to Israeli military incursions at will.
Area B, which makes up 28 percent of the West Bank, is subject to both Israeli military and Palestinian civil control, while Area C, which makes up 61 percent of the land, is under full Israeli military occupation, which is still deemed illegal in terms of all international law.
The Regavim report details EU-funded settlements in this Area C, and it is these houses—built for Palestinians on Palestinian territory—which have now been ordered destroyed by the Israeli government.
Regavim’s map of the EU-funded settlements–marked by yellow stars inside blue rectangles. Note that they are all inside Palestinian territory. Note also the clearly illegal Jewish settlements inside Palestinian territory, and also the route of the “Separation Wall” (in red and dotted lines) which is clearly designed to de facto steal Palestinian land.
At the same time, one of the largest Jewish lobbies in Europe—which, in an act of supreme hypocrisy, has named itself the “European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation,” or ECTR—has started lobbying the EU to implement a new law on “human rights”—which includes the right to housing.
The fact that the proposed law was drawn up by the President and Dean of Law at Tel Aviv University, Yoram Dinstein, makes the hypocrisy even more marked.
The ECTR is under the chairmanship of Viatcheslav Moshe Kantor, a Russian Jew who is also president of the European Jewish Congress.
Kantor made millions when he, along with many other Soviet Jews, bought up that nation’s formerly government-owned enterprises upon that state’s dissolution. Kantor himself bought up the Soviet Union’s state-owned nitric acid-based fertilizer plant.
Kantor’s ECTR has spent the last three years drafting a 12-page document on what they call “tolerance” and are currently lobbying in Brussels to have it converted into law in the 28 countries of the EU.
The document, titled “A European Framework National Statute for the Promotion of Tolerance” seeks to criminalize activities such as any call to ban the Muslim burqa, and any speech critical of Zionist excesses anywhere in the world—and specifically any speech which disputes the Jewish version of World War II.
The law would also criminalize what it calls “xenophobia” and create a new crime of “group libel,” which it defines as “public defamation of ethnic, cultural, or religious groups.”
The proposed law also contains a provision whereby it openly admits that freedom of speech needs to be curbed on the grounds of “tolerance” and in the interests of “security.”
The proposed ECTR law has already been criticized by the famous European Dignity Watch (EDW), a civil rights watchdog group based in Brussels, as being a “dark day for democracy in Europe” and has warned that “if enshrined as EU policy, such language also could lead to the possibility that charges are brought on unclear or even without legal grounds. The chilling result of this would be the dramatic diminution (and possible disappearance) of the fundamental freedom of expression.”
Significantly, under section 3 (“Guaranties of Rights”) of the proposed ECTR law, it specifically says that human rights include the “Right to housing” (Subsection “n”).
Kantor, left, with former President of the European Commission José Barroso.
Kantor, as head of the European Jewish Congress, is fervently pro-Israel.
Yet it seems that the Jewish lobby’s demand for the “right to housing” only extends as far as Europe—and when it comes to Palestinian houses, in Palestinian territory, this “right to housing” suddenly vanishes.
Once again it is one rule for the Jewish Supremacists, and another rule for everyone else.