Rjpieces: Israel and European Countries do have extremely close cooperation, usually behind the scenes action that isn't talked about too much for fear of pissing off the Arabs.
That goes both ways. European countries usually have decent relations with arab countries as well, even if different in many ways.
Rjpieces: Oh , and there's no such thing as god chosenness, since god is a human invention
And I read that 80% of Jews in Israel are secular?
Too bad the religious fanatics are ultimately in charge in many if not most of the critical decisions - even going so far as to murdering a prime minister to (successfully!) get what they wanted.
Rjpieces: When it comes down to it, most European governments are appeasers and are more than willing to flush Israel down the drain time and time again, with the one exception being Germany for obvious reasons.
a) When I´m looking towards the real
world (Afghanistan, for instance), things look a little different.
b) You´re contradicting your first statement in the same post
. That´s a record even by your relaxed standards.
Rjpieces: Palestinian territories are not part of Israel Klaus. It's a battlefield.
The inhabitants seem to be forced to live
in your "battlefield".
A brutal military occupation with multiple human rights violations would alone exclude any hopes of EU accession, even if they tried.
A long-standing de-facto apartheid system
and partial supremacy of religious institutions over civilian ones won´t help either.
Rjpieces: Should Iraq count towards US human rights violations?
With the captives tortured and killed in Abu Ghraib and elsewhere? With over ten thousand deaths as "collateral damage"? Well, if those things didn´t
"count", you could just forget
about human rights in any form whatsoever!
Rjpieces: Israel is one of our frontlines in the war on terror, for sure.
It´s surely the most successful breeder
of terrorism. That´s for sure. Carefully poking people with a stick again, again and again over five decades and then complaining about the reaction is somewhat disingenuous, even if that reaction is stupid and even criminal.