Leaked European Union Secret Report Smacks of Anti-Semitism
by Jim Kouri, CPP
A leaked European Union secret report advises European government officials that they should "consider direct intervention in an attempt to curb the systematic measures being undertaken by Israel to increase its control and population in the historically -- and legally -- Arab eastern sector of Jerusalem
The classified report warns that the chances of a two-state solution are being eroded by Israel's "deliberate policy" -- in breach of international of law -- of "completing the annexation of East Jerusalem".
But European foreign ministers decided against releasing the report -- which also warns that rapid expansion of Jewish settlements in and around East Jerusalem, along with use of the separation barrier to isolate East Jerusalem from the West Bank, "risk radicalizing the relatively quiescent Palestinian population of East Jerusalem." They risk radicalizing the Palestinian population? Is there anything more radical than suicide bombers?
No where in the report is there mention of terrorist attacks by groups such as Hamas and Hezbullah. In fact, the report claims East Jerusalem belongs to the Palestinians and sees it as the eventual capital of the a new Palestinian state.
The EU report also distorts the history of Jewish control of East Jerusalem. The report writers claim that the Israelis "seized" it during the Six Days War of 1967, without mentioning that the war was intiated by Arab nations and Israel was merely defending itself from multiple attacking armies. They commandeered the territory in order to create a security buffer zone. Of course, to do so they had to push back the invading armies to prevent Israelis from being driven into the sea.
The report's recommendations includes meeting with the elected-leaders of the Palestinians, such as President Mahmoud Abbas, to show support for their endeavors to create their own independent nation.
The classified report, leaked to a British news organization, says: "Israel's activities in Jerusalem are in violation of both its Roadmap obligations and international law. We and others in the international community have made our concerns clear on numerous occasions with varying effect. Palestinians are, without exception, deeply alarmed about East Jerusalem. They fear that Israel will 'get away with it' under cover of disengagement [from Gaza]."
This report shocks very few observers who follow European politics. Anti-semitism is deeply entrenched in these nations who are well-known appeasers. Although no single country is mentioned as far as their part in formulating the report, intelligence sources believe it has all the earmarks of a French and German coalition.
Even in the United States, there are many liberals and radical leftists who either criticize Israel or out and out blame the Jews for all the world's ills. So-called conservative Pat Buchanan and others have created this mythical Israeli lobby whom they blame for everything from foreign aid for Israel to the US invasion of Iraq.
Meanwhile, anti-war movement icon Cindy Sheehan has repeatedly made references to American soldiers dying for Israel. Recently, this writer observed a bumber sticker that read: "Fight for America, Not Israel." What strange bedfellows hatred for Israel breeds.
This "secret report," although never officially released, displays a total distortion of Middle East history. Prior to the 1967 war, there was no such thing as "Palestinians." Arabs who lived in that region called themselves Syrians or Egyptian or Jordanians. Even the top leader of the so-called Palestinian people -- Yassar Arafat -- was born and raised in Egypt and his biography refers to him as being Eqyptian.
This writer's grandfather lived in the city of Haifa, but he called himself a Syrian (he left for America in 1917 because of the violence perpetrated by Muslims on the Christian Arabs). My grandfather and grandmother never called themselves Palestinians.
Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police. He's former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for a number of organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. He writes for many police and crime magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer, Campus Law Enforcement Journal, and others. He's appeared as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, Fox News, etc. His book Assume The Position is available at Amazon.Com, Booksamillion.com, and can be ordered at local bookstores. Kouri holds a bachelor of science in criminal justice and master of arts in public administration and he's a board certified protection professional.