The decree, which will go into effect Friday, will forbid any cooperation, awarding of grants, prizes and funding for any Israeli entity in the specified areas.

האיחוד האירופי עושה הבדלה. בית אל

Israeli settlement Beit El

EU bans contracts between member states, settlements

New decree restricts any Israeli entity beyond 1967 lines from EU funding, prizes, grants. Housing Minister Ariel: Decision reminiscent of Holocaust

Attila Somfalvi


The European Union has decreed that contracts between EU member states and Israel must include a clause stating that east Jerusalem and the West Bank are not part of the State of Israel and therefore not part of the contract, it was reported on Tuesday.

The decree, which will go into effect Friday, will forbid any cooperation, awarding of grants, prizes and funding for any Israeli entity in the specified areas.

The EU’s funding, direct and indirect, of Israel bodies which operate in the settlements has long drawn fire from various organizations within the Union. The EU is severely opposed to Israeli construction beyond the 1967 lines, and has acted repeatedly to draw a clear line between Israel and its settlements in the West Bank.

The latest decree resulted from the EU Foreign Affairs Council’s conclusion from December 2012, which stated that “all agreements between the State of Israel and the EU must unequivocally and explicitly indicate their inapplicability to the territories occupied by Israel in 1967.”

However, the directive will not harm funding for research institutes, such as the Hebrew University, which employs settlers in their staff. Government ministries which have offices in east Jerusalem, such as the Justice Ministry, will still enjoy the EU’s cooperation as well.

An EU official said on Tuesday that Israel should not be surprised with the directive, as the issue has been repeatedly addressed and forewarned by EU officials.

The new directive, said the official, is in line with opinions in the EU which have been prevalent for several years.

MK Ariel: Decision tainted with racism

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office MK Ofir Akunis said in response that “it’s a wrong and regrettable decision. Such steps – even before the Palestinians announced they are even ready to return to the negotiation table – are pushing the peace talks away, not drawing them closer.

“Let them know even in Europe – Judea and Samaria are not ‘occupied,’ they’re the homeland of the Jewish nation.”

Housing Minister Uri Ariel (Habayit Hayehudi) said in response to the decree: “This decision is tainted by racism and discrimination against the Jewish people which is reminiscent of the bans against Jews in Europe over 66 years ago,”

Minister Ariel added that “The Israeli government must not, under any condition, by a part of any future agreement which includes a clause that Judea and Samaria are not a part of the sovereign State of Israel.”

The Yesha Council stated that “To our regret, in Tisha B’av Europe has returned to a policy of boycott and segregation against the State of Israel. Europe’s unrestrained support of the Palestinian Authority has turned it into a non-neutral element.

“The Israeli government must instruct the Foreign Ministry and the Defense Ministry to immediately halt all European projects in Judea and Samaria until this unilateral decision is aborted.”

Some in the Israeli Left congratulated the EU’s decree, and accused the government of bringing it upon itself for not pursuing the peace process. “The EU is benefitting Israel by marking the border which the Israeli government failed to mark,” said Meretz Chairwoman MK Zahava Gal-On.

“This isn’t a boycott of Israel, but a distinction between Israel and the settlements and the occupation. The decision is the result of the complete impasse in the peace process and continued construction in the settlements and outposts,” she added.

Peace Now said in response that “The EU’s decision sends a clear message: The world doesn’t recognize the settlements and they contradict universal, democratic values. The Israeli government is running a rearguard battle against the international understanding that the Israeli occupation of the territories must end.”



  1. July 16, 2013 at 12:14

    […] The decree, which will go into effect Friday, will forbid any cooperation, awarding of grants, prizes and funding for any Israeli entity in the specified areas. * Israeli settlement Beit El EU bans…  […]

  2. Big Ben said,

    July 16, 2013 at 17:01

    That’s ok. Israel will peddle its bloodlust goods to its captive controlled puppet market: the USA.

  3. robertsgt40 said,

    July 16, 2013 at 18:19

    How about similar sacntions imposed on Iran?

  4. arimann said,

    July 16, 2013 at 19:54

    “How about similar sacntions imposed on Iran?”
    Why? They are living in their own territory and not usurping other people’s land as Israel does.

  5. Cyber Cohen said,

    July 16, 2013 at 21:05

    Surely you mean how about imposing sanctions (on Israel) that are similar to the ones being imposed on Iran?

  6. Kit Holz said,

    July 17, 2013 at 08:00

    Is ra el has products? Rather not! I wouldn’t trust the EU with that boycott, because the foreign affairs are represented by the British.

  7. brian boru said,

    July 17, 2013 at 14:45

    Why is there any EU funding at all for these monsters? These are the same creatures who are trying to get a war with Iran started because the Iranians want to develop their nuclear capabilities, while Israel already possesses hundreds of nuclear bombs. One rule for the goyim and another for the self chosen as usual

  8. peter vojta said,

    July 17, 2013 at 19:32

    Israel – this “spoiled child” of Internacional Zionism remains THE ONLY THREAT to peace on this planet. UN decision after WW2 /well prepared by Zionists from begining of 20th century/ was the most tragig and embarising…..Mankind will yet to dearly regret this deaply tragig move. Mankind in 4 cornes can see and read the most rasist, arrogant behaviour coming from this truly satanic entity almost daily…..I wish Truth Jews played more active role against this last blashemy this tribe of fanatics allowed to happened….Nowhere in any Holy Books God promise to protect these kind people, opposite is truth!!!!!.
    Their constant rebelion against God principals ended in Diaspora…Truth Jews obey this last comand and reject this “unbiblical shortcut to promised land through theft and murder rejecting Jahwe” ….
    Israel is plainly one lastbig horror unjust colonization project – I thing soon or later this Colossal theft of land and ongoing never ending aggression togheter with their sponsored terrorism may bring the World to WW3 scenario and after ?????
    Remains of people will found quickly UNIVERSAL MORAL CODEX and burry Zionist Ideology deep and forever……
    …….awaiken Humanity will bever ever again let such Satanism ever emerge on this planet. Bible message will be fullfilled – as promised…
    PS. rest in peace You slotered Palestine childern, all who were murdered by Fanatic who simply : 1.” Put Man above God” and 2. “Put Talmud above Torah”….
    All nations, even religions made mistakes, but Zionism remains on the top of “manmade satanism” ….till end days…..

  9. Tom Lowe said,

    July 17, 2013 at 19:51

    Iran has no place in this discussion. This discussion is about a mythical gangster nation called Israel that is temporarily stealing land that does not belong to them and never will.

  10. July 18, 2013 at 00:03


  11. Angry Grandparent said,

    July 22, 2013 at 14:18

    The big blow is going to be Aldi, they are a huge pan European chain with branches too in Asia and Russia and no amount of threats, coercion etc will shift Aldi and it is rumoured Lidl’s are going to follow suit which is another huge pan-European chain.

    This is going to really hurt economically and hopefully as this gains traction we will see other nations and groups following suit. As the old adage says… Money talks.

%d bloggers like this: