Eastern Europe shows glimmer of sanity on a continent in collapse

Eastern Europe is leading the fight against Islamic colonizers. And now more news has emerged that offers a ray hope on an increasingly bleak landscape. With an overwhelming majority, the Czech parliament passed a resolution urging their government to reject the EU decision to label Israeli products exported from the West Bank, east Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights.

Czech leaders stated that it was critical to “to reject the efforts to discriminate against the only democracy in the Middle East,” that the EU’s arguments for labeling Israeli products were absurd, that such labeling was anti-Semitic and reminiscent of marking Jews during WWII, and that “[i]f the state of Israel fell, Europe would finally fall as well,” among other words of stalwart support for Israel.

One Czech MP stood before Frederica Mogherini, the EU foreign relations chief, and stated: “You wouldn’t dare [force] Russia to label products from Crimea or China to label Tibetan products, or Turkey to label products from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. You dare to do this to Israel and I am ashamed of this policy.”

The only Czech leaders who defended labeling Israeli products were the communists.

Figures.

To give you an idea of how strongly the Czech Republic stands with Israel, here are some quotes from a speech the Czech President, Milos Zeman, gave last year.

There are other nations with whom we share the same values, whether it's free elections or a free market economy, but no one is threatening to delete those states from the map. No one shoots at their border towns and no one wants to see the citizens of those nations driven out of their country.

There is a term called political correctness and I consider it to be a euphemism for political cowardice. So I refuse to be cowardly.

It is necessary to name the enemy of human civilization and this enemy is international terrorism associated with religious fundamentalism and religious intolerance. This fanatical creed does not only attack a single nation, as we saw after September 11. Muslim fanatics in Nigeria recently captured 200 young Christian girls. And in the flower at the heart of Europe, an abominable killing took place at the Jewish Museum in Brussels.

I am not reassured by the claims that this is the work of only a small fringe group. Quite the contrary. I believe that xenophobia, racism and anti-Semitism stems from the essential ideology that these fanatical groups are based on.

And let me provide a proof of this assertion in a quote from one of its sacred texts. 'The Jews will hide behind stones and trees. Then the tree will call out, “A Jew hides behind me, come and kill him.” The stone will call out, “A Jew hides behind me, come and kill him.”

Would that the President of the United States would speak with such clarity. But of course he doesn’t because he’s in the camp that heeds the words of the tree and the stone.

Meanwhile, the Czech Republic isn’t the only eastern European nation to reject the labeling of Israeli products. Prior to their decision, Hungary stood against the EU’s resolution. The Hungarian Foreign Minister said such labeling was “irrational” and damaging and that “[w]e have to tell things as they are, especially in a time of crisis, otherwise we can’t come up with a solution…political correctness prevents the addressing of situations as they should be.”

Greece also announced it will not abide by the EU’s decision to label Israeli products.

But here in America, we get this:

…State Department spokesman Mark Toner reiterated U.S. opposition to boycotts against Israel, but also said that Israel should have seen it coming.

“If Israel continues to expand settlement activity, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to – if some in the international community pursue steps to limit commercial relations with the settlements,” he told Tuesday’s daily briefing. “This underscores the urgent need for Israel to change its policies with regard to settlements.”

While Toner said several times that the U.S. opposes boycotts or efforts to isolate Israel, he seemed unwilling, despite repeated questioning, to say whether the U.S. opposes the E.U. labeling move – even though he conceded that labeling products from settlements “could be perceived as a step on the way to a boycott.”

Toner said the U.S. has been discussing the issue with the E.U., but would not elaborate.

He also said that “the long-standing bipartisan position of the United States on Israeli settlements has also not changed” – the U.S. views them as “illegitimate and are harmful to prospects for peace and to Israel’s long-term security.”

Bravo to the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Greece. Shame, shame, and more shame on the rest of Europe and on the United States.

Hat tip: Front Page Magazine, The Jerusalem Post, Algemeiner, CNS News

Eastern Europe is leading the fight against Islamic colonizers. And now more news has emerged that offers a ray hope on an increasingly bleak landscape. With an overwhelming majority, the Czech parliament passed a resolution urging their government to reject the EU decision to label Israeli products exported from the West Bank, east Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights.

Czech leaders stated that it was critical to “to reject the efforts to discriminate against the only democracy in the Middle East,” that the EU’s arguments for labeling Israeli products were absurd, that such labeling was anti-Semitic and reminiscent of marking Jews during WWII, and that “[i]f the state of Israel fell, Europe would finally fall as well,” among other words of stalwart support for Israel.

One Czech MP stood before Frederica Mogherini, the EU foreign relations chief, and stated: “You wouldn’t dare [force] Russia to label products from Crimea or China to label Tibetan products, or Turkey to label products from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. You dare to do this to Israel and I am ashamed of this policy.”

The only Czech leaders who defended labeling Israeli products were the communists.

Figures.

To give you an idea of how strongly the Czech Republic stands with Israel, here are some quotes from a speech the Czech President, Milos Zeman, gave last year.

There are other nations with whom we share the same values, whether it's free elections or a free market economy, but no one is threatening to delete those states from the map. No one shoots at their border towns and no one wants to see the citizens of those nations driven out of their country.

There is a term called political correctness and I consider it to be a euphemism for political cowardice. So I refuse to be cowardly.

It is necessary to name the enemy of human civilization and this enemy is international terrorism associated with religious fundamentalism and religious intolerance. This fanatical creed does not only attack a single nation, as we saw after September 11. Muslim fanatics in Nigeria recently captured 200 young Christian girls. And in the flower at the heart of Europe, an abominable killing took place at the Jewish Museum in Brussels.

I am not reassured by the claims that this is the work of only a small fringe group. Quite the contrary. I believe that xenophobia, racism and anti-Semitism stems from the essential ideology that these fanatical groups are based on.

And let me provide a proof of this assertion in a quote from one of its sacred texts. 'The Jews will hide behind stones and trees. Then the tree will call out, “A Jew hides behind me, come and kill him.” The stone will call out, “A Jew hides behind me, come and kill him.”

Would that the President of the United States would speak with such clarity. But of course he doesn’t because he’s in the camp that heeds the words of the tree and the stone.

Meanwhile, the Czech Republic isn’t the only eastern European nation to reject the labeling of Israeli products. Prior to their decision, Hungary stood against the EU’s resolution. The Hungarian Foreign Minister said such labeling was “irrational” and damaging and that “[w]e have to tell things as they are, especially in a time of crisis, otherwise we can’t come up with a solution…political correctness prevents the addressing of situations as they should be.”

Greece also announced it will not abide by the EU’s decision to label Israeli products.

But here in America, we get this:

…State Department spokesman Mark Toner reiterated U.S. opposition to boycotts against Israel, but also said that Israel should have seen it coming.

“If Israel continues to expand settlement activity, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to – if some in the international community pursue steps to limit commercial relations with the settlements,” he told Tuesday’s daily briefing. “This underscores the urgent need for Israel to change its policies with regard to settlements.”

While Toner said several times that the U.S. opposes boycotts or efforts to isolate Israel, he seemed unwilling, despite repeated questioning, to say whether the U.S. opposes the E.U. labeling move – even though he conceded that labeling products from settlements “could be perceived as a step on the way to a boycott.”

Toner said the U.S. has been discussing the issue with the E.U., but would not elaborate.

He also said that “the long-standing bipartisan position of the United States on Israeli settlements has also not changed” – the U.S. views them as “illegitimate and are harmful to prospects for peace and to Israel’s long-term security.”

Bravo to the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Greece. Shame, shame, and more shame on the rest of Europe and on the United States.

Hat tip: Front Page Magazine, The Jerusalem Post, Algemeiner, CNS News