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_EU to bar all member states from funding Israeli settlements_

EU to bar all member states from funding Israeli settlements

An EU directive will bar all 28 member states from dealings with Jewish settlements in the occupied territories, including annexed Arab east Jerusalem, sparking attacks from Israeli officials Tuesday.

The directive, due to be published on Friday and take effect from 2014, forbids EU member states from funding or dealing with Israeli settlements in the occupied territories, according to Israeli media.

It requires a clear distinction to be made in all signed agreements between Israel and the territories it occupied in the 1967 Middle East war — the Golan Heights as well as the West Bank, including east Jerusalem.

A high-ranking official, who requested anonymity, described the European Union’s move as a disproportionate “attack” on Israel.

À mon avis, plutôt que du « courage politique », ou qu’un effet des menaces de boycott, je crois surtout qu’il s’agit de mettres les choses au clair pour que les institutions et les multinationales européennes cessent de passer devant les tribunaux à cause de leur participation à la colonisation. Parce qu’une directive qui interdit explicitement de financer la colonisation se contente, me semble-t-il, d’interdire ce qui est déjà interdit.

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