Report: Left victory in Israel would delay EU blackmail by months
Dr. Aaron Lerner Date: 13 February 2015
Ariel Kahane reports in today’s edition of Makor Rishon that the European
Union is preparing to impose a series of heavy sanctions against Israel to
be rolled out after the March elections.
The sanctions would impact not only Israeli business economic activity with
the European Union that involves Israeli manufacturers located beyond the ’67
line (including eastern Jerusalem) but also trade activity in general and
other facets of economic interaction between the EU and Israel. In
addition, the EU would take an aggressive role supporting Palestinian legal
action against Israel as well as other diplomatic activity against the
It is important to note that, according to Kahane, the election of a left
wing government would not take these plans off the table.
In the event that Herzog becomes prime minister, the EU would give the newly
elected Israeli government a few months to make enough “progress” in its
negotiations with the Palestinians to justify indefinitely postponing the
Put another way: the sanction would not be imposed only as long as the EU
would remain satisfied with the pace that Herzog walks down the gangplank.
Dr. Aaron Lerner, Director IMRA (Independent Media Review & Analysis)
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