South American bloc increasingly anti-Israel

While both the European Union and South America’s Mercosur bloc had condemned the latest round of violence in Gaza before Wednesday’s cease-fire, there was a big difference in their respective statements: One was reasonably balanced; the other was shamefully biased against Israel.

The 27-country European Union, one of the biggest donors to the Palestinian Authority, said in a statement Monday that it “deeply regrets the loss of civilian life on both sides” of the conflict between Hamas-ruled Gaza and Israel and that “all attacks must end immediately.”

It added that “the European Union strongly condemns the rocket attacks on Israel from the Gaza Strip,” and that “Israel has the right to protect its population from these kinds of attacks;  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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