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Friday, April 15, 2005

Europeans, this is where your taxmoney goes

Today Yediot Ahronot, the #1 Israeli newspaper published an article which said the EU is going to pay Israeli television for a reality show to improve its image during a campaign it's going to begin in Israel to imporve the way Israelis see the EU. Well here's one thing you can do, stop supporting terrorists.
This is It's a combination of the "Apllied Research Institute-Jerusalem" and "Land research Center" (ARIJ and LRC). Scroll down a bit and you see exactly who's funding it, the EU. The site deals with monitoring Israeli activity in the West Bank. Or, if you quote it in their words: "Monitoring Israeli colonization activities in the Palestinian territories". To make clear what they mean when they say "Palestinian territories" all you have to do is look at the logo above.
There, between a photo of the Anti-Terrorist barrier, and a construction tool at work, you see it:

I know, it's too small for me to be troubled. But hey, I think I saw it somewhere. Oh yeah, It was right here. This map comes from a Palestinian .gov site, it contains all of Israel marked as "Palestine". Here's the larger version, so you can see I'm not making this up:

The EU's connection to it, isn't just the flag waving at the bottom of the page. Their "About" page describes it perfectly:
Monitoring Israeli Colonizing activities in the Palestinian West Bank and Gaza is a joint project between the Applied Research Institute in Jerusalem (ARIJ) and the Land Research Center (LRC). The project, funded by the European Union, aims at inspecting and scrutinizing Israeli colonizing activities in their different forms in the Palestinian West Bank and Gaza, and to disseminate the related information to policy makers in the European countries and to the general public.
The EU funds a website which monitors Israeli "colonizing" efforts. And has a map of the region which calls ALL of Israel, "Palestine". And then they wonder they have a public relation problem in Israel, or are being percieved unbalanced.
And as long as we're in the "let's monitor colonies" business, here's a list of colonies kept by EU members, feel free to add if I missed anything.
Britain: Gibraltar, Indian Ocean territory, the Falklands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, the British Virgin Islands.
France: Bassas da India, Clipperton Island, Europa Island, French Polynesia, French Southern and Antarctic Lands, Glorioso Islands, Juan de Nova Island, New Caledonia, Tromelin Island, Wallis and Futuna. And the most recent ocupation of Ivory Coast.
Spain: Ceuta, Melilla, Basque territory, Canary Islands, Islas Chafarinas, Penon de Alhucemas, and Penon de Velez de la Gomera.
Netherlands: Antilles, Aruba.
Hmmm. I wonder what would happen if the EU invested the funds it used for "monitoring Israeli colonization" for monitoring it's own colonization efforts worldwide.


  • I guess they figured that the "ambassador" improved the EU's view of Israel so they wanted the same thing.

    Also I should point out that besides of the colonization, countries specifically france are even bigger hypocrites. I do believe that part of the territory the basque people view is also in france. But if you research what the french did in the ivory coast (search LGF) you'll read stories of them shooting on protestors with helicopters.

    But that really doesn't matter because their were no Jews to blame.

    By Anonymous Manker, at 11:44 PM, April 15, 2005  

  • you forgot Northern Ireland

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:45 PM, April 16, 2005  

  • This website is mindblowing! What an awesome find, keep it up. I shall ad a link.


    By Anonymous Maria, at 11:14 PM, April 17, 2005  

  • Interesting post. The majority of the EU states were and as you rightly point out still colonisers themselves. I live a long way from Israel and now very little about it's history and it's present, although I'm currently reading Martin Gilbert's 'Isreal : A History'.

    A few more you can add to your list:

    Britain (English Empire): Cymru (Wales), Alba (Scotland), Kernyw (Cornwall) and Northen Irealnd, Isle of Man.
    France: Brittainy, Basque, Corsica (Island of)
    Spain: Catalunya

    By Blogger Rhys Wynne, at 11:35 PM, April 17, 2005  

  • France: Saint Pierre and Miquelon, a little slice of Vichy off of the coast of Newfoundland, Canada.

    By Anonymous Roger Williams, at 4:09 PM, April 28, 2005  

  • This is OT:

    But when you get around to reading this, could you tell us about the protests that have been happening in Bi'ilin.

    By Anonymous Manker, at 11:32 AM, April 29, 2005  

  • You can read more about the Bi'ilin protests at today's Jerusalem Post.

    Watching this on Israel TV last night (both CH1 and 2), you can clearly see the physical violence employed by the protesters. Their claims that Israeli forces were unnecesarily abusive are nonsense. Of course, the lefties are only pointing their camera in one direction so that the folks at IndyMedia can parrot and document their false claims for eternity.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:06 PM, April 29, 2005  

  • By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:53 PM, May 01, 2005  

  • Shalom Chayal.

    You forgot Sweden. The are happy using the taxpayers, including the Jewish ones, paying the pro-terrorist organizations billions that murder fellow Jews yearly.

    By Blogger simulev, at 7:25 PM, May 02, 2005  

  • Sami Land

    Would be interesting if some foreign entity started to heavily fund and lobby for the Sami people into "legitimate struggle" against the "illegal occupation" that the Swedish goverment are guilty of, while stealing their natural resourses, as electrical water power, the forrests with the lumber and mineral mining industries.

    Until Sweden gives up, and slices up and hands away the the north part of Sweden.

    By Blogger simulev, at 7:52 PM, May 02, 2005  

  • the EU needs new hobbies.

    By Blogger sojourning crow, at 8:38 PM, May 02, 2005  

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