''There are 32 humanitarian crises around the world, but the EU chooses to disproportionately focus only on what is done in Area C of the West Bank, which are most definitely not suffering a humanitarian crisis,” the Israeli foreign ministry’s Diector for Europe, Avivit Bar-Ilan, told a European diplomat who was summoned to the ministry.
‘’When I saw pictures of babies suffocating from a chemical attack in Syria, I was shocked and outraged,’’ said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as Israeli leaders from across the political spectrum condemned a chemical weapon attack carried out by the Syrian regime.
While the White House appeared to show understanding of this week’s decision by the Israeli government to build a new settlement in the West Bank for the first time in 20 years, the UK, France and Germany condemned the decision along with the European Union.
‘’Peace between Israel and Palestine is a top priority for the European Union and it will remain a top priority in our political agenda,’’ declared EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini after talks in Brussels with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
''The effort to delegitimize the state of Israel being waged on college campuses and the anti-Israel obsession at the UN are one in the same. They both seek to deny Israel’s right to exist,’’ declared US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikky Haley as she addressed a conference against against the anti-Israel BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement.