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EU warns Israel not to launch an assault on Yasser Arafat`s compound in Ramallah
Excite ^ | April 21, 2002 | Reuters

Posted on 04/21/2002 2:47:01 PM PDT by Democrats are liars

MADRID (Reuters) - The European Union has warned Israel not to assault Palestinian President Yasser Arafat's West Bank headquarters and called for a peaceful solution to a standoff at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.

In a statement issued by EU president Spain, the 15-nation bloc issued "a serious warning against any act of force carried out against the headquarters of the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah, which could endanger the physical security of President Arafat and the (other) people there."

The statement, published on Spain's EU presidency Web site on Sunday, carried Saturday's date.

The EU also said it was ready to help find a legal solution "to the question of the people detained by the Palestinian Authority who are inside the Palestinian presidential complex" -- a reference to suspects that Israel wants handed over.

The EU requested that medical and humanitarian organizations be allowed immediate access to Palestinian towns and it stressed the importance of a United Nations mission to probe Israel's assault on the Jenin refugee camp.

The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously on Friday for a fact-finding mission on the devastation in Jenin.

Israeli tanks rumbled out of two West Bank cities on Sunday after a crushing three-week occupation but kept up sieges of Arafat's headquarters and the Bethlehem church, one of Christianity's holiest sites, where gunmen are holed up.

Defense Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer said Israeli forces would stay outside Arafat's compound until three men accused of killing an Israeli cabinet minister last year were turned over.

Israel also wants the handover of Arafat's chief financial officer, Fuad Shubaki, whom it suspects of trying to smuggle arms from Iran into the Palestinian territories.

Arafat has offered to put Tourism Minister Rehavam Zeevi's suspected assassins on trial in a Palestinian court.

The EU asked "all parties involved to do everything necessary to find a peaceful outcome to the siege of the Church of the Nativity" in Bethlehem.

Israeli troops remain locked in a stalemate with wanted Palestinian militants trapped with more than 200 policemen, clerics and civilians inside the church, revered as the birthplace of Jesus.

Spain hosts a meeting in Valencia this week of foreign ministers from EU and Mediterranean states, which Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres is expected to attend.


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Screw the EU!
1 posted on 04/21/2002 2:47:01 PM PDT by Democrats are liars
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To: Democrats are liars
Ditto
2 posted on 04/21/2002 2:49:28 PM PDT by OldFriend
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To: Democrats are liars
Arafat has offered to put Tourism Minister Rehavam Zeevi's suspected assassins on trial in a Palestinian court.

Too late.

3 posted on 04/21/2002 2:51:44 PM PDT by StriperSniper
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To: Democrats are liars
If the EU had existed 57 years ago this week, it would have warned Russia against any assault upon the Fuhrerbunker in Berlin and would have called for immediate negotiations with Chancellor Hitler to restore the Third Reich.
4 posted on 04/21/2002 2:53:10 PM PDT by crystalk
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To: dennisw
,,, why can't the EU act this coherently to get it's own house in order?
5 posted on 04/21/2002 2:53:32 PM PDT by shaggy eel
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To: StriperSniper
Arafat has offered to put Tourism Minister Rehavam Zeevi's suspected assassins on trial in a Palestinian court.
This never would have been acceptable-- just more of Arafat's crappo.
6 posted on 04/21/2002 2:54:12 PM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: Democrats are liars
The EU is unconcerned about protecting African children from Arab slavers.

The EU is unconcerned about assaults on Jews and Americans in Europe.

The EU is unconcerned about Mad Cow disease which they created and is spreading worldwide.

What they ARE CONCERNED ABOUT is protecting their source of terrorist spittle.

They enjoy partaking in Arafat passing his illness (retrovirus,?Mad Cow Disease) to EU officials and Annan

who regard it an honor to drink sputum from the mouth of terrorist Arafat.



7 posted on 04/21/2002 2:54:52 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Democrats are liars
where was EU when 6 million jews were killed ? They sure worried about the terrorist YASSERRRRRRRRRRRR
8 posted on 04/21/2002 2:55:07 PM PDT by KQQL
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To: Democrats are liars
The European Union has warned Israel not to assault Palestinian President Yasser Arafat's West Bank headquarters

Or what? They'll cut off the crepes?

9 posted on 04/21/2002 2:57:07 PM PDT by Faraday
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To: Democrats are liars
In a statement issued by EU president Spain, the 15-nation bloc issued "a serious warning against any act of force carried out against the headquarters of the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah, which could endanger the physical security of President Arafat and the (other) people there."

Hmmm...wonder what the EU would do if Sharon did "endanger the physical security of President Arafat and the (other) people there"? Bets are, they'd cry to the UN and protest to the US.
10 posted on 04/21/2002 2:57:23 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: shaggy eel
,,, why can't the EU act this coherently to get it's own house in order?
Sorry...way too much to hope for.
11 posted on 04/21/2002 2:57:51 PM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: shaggy eel
Exactly. A case of PKB... Pot Kettle Black.
12 posted on 04/21/2002 2:59:13 PM PDT by rintense
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To: Faraday
Or what? They'll cut off the crepes?

No, they'll whine and whine and whine some more.

13 posted on 04/21/2002 2:59:23 PM PDT by aimhigh
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To: Democrats are liars
I'm sick of the EU. I think they a suffering from some kind of mental problem. What a bunch of wimps. What do they think they are going to do? They can always say, "Were really mad now!" Then we can all have a big laugh!!!!!!
14 posted on 04/21/2002 3:02:48 PM PDT by The Real Deal
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To: Democrats are liars
..I have no love for the IRA but in order to remain consistant wont the EU(EEEEEWWWWW) call for the UK to stop its occupation of Northern Ireland and withdraw now?

I'm betting this policy is based on fear of bombing attacks within Europe propper by the large muslim communities spread around in various large cities. We won't ever hear them admit ,but fear and complacency go a long way towards sheepish diplomacy. Neville Chamberlain would approve.

15 posted on 04/21/2002 3:05:43 PM PDT by Grendelgrey
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To: Democrats are liars
I love this word: Euroweenies!
16 posted on 04/21/2002 3:16:16 PM PDT by A Navy Vet
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To: The Real Deal
hmmmm, how many times have they said that in past few weeks?
Next time they might mean it(scary eh?)!! But instead they'll have a "discussion" on how to complain some more.
17 posted on 04/21/2002 3:17:16 PM PDT by widgysoft
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To: Grendelgrey
fear of bombing attacks within Europe propper by the large muslim communities

Europe has its own Muslim problem. There was an article published on FR a few weeks ago that said Euros' big fear is the Muslim situation (I couldn't find that particular article in search, but some related ones are linked below:)

Fear of Muslims benefits Europe's rightists (Socialist govts losing power across Western Europe)

Europe Feels Shockwaves From Middle East Conflict
19 posted on 04/21/2002 3:19:44 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Grendelgrey
GO FOR ARAFAT ISRAEL.THE EU HAS ALREADY GAVE UP!!!!
20 posted on 04/21/2002 3:20:23 PM PDT by jocko12
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To: Democrats are liars
Does anyone know how many Gun Toting Troops The EU (pronounced Eeeeeeeeeeeee YEEeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwww)Hav put on the ground in Israel and palestine to stop the terrorist Bombings?

I would suggest they do something positive before shooting off their Fat Mouths.

21 posted on 04/21/2002 3:21:00 PM PDT by chatham
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To: Democrats are liars
Arafat has offered to put Tourism Minister Rehavam Zeevi's suspected assassins on trial in a Palestinian court.

"How 'bout I put a few of the boys on trial?" "Yassir, This is Colin Powell, on my Terrorist Appeasement Tour, and I'm on my way to negotiate...I just need a sign that you're a man of piece." 'nuf said.

Thanks to Diogenesis for the above.
22 posted on 04/21/2002 3:23:53 PM PDT by My Identity
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To: abwehr
Yep. The EU is currently dominated by socialists and the Green Party. Pretty far left stuff.

I'm encouraged by the recent voting pattern in Europe, though. The German leftist weenie, Schroeder, might very well be tossed out in September. The Danes voted against replacing their currency with the Euro. The Italians are moving to the right. It's somewhat encouraging.

The Israelis have no intention of assaulting Arafat's compound. This EU warning is silly, both in its timing and content. The only question is when Israel will let him out.

Presumably it will be after the standoff at the church has ended and when Arafat turns over the five terrorists he's sheltering. A couple more weeks, perhaps.

23 posted on 04/21/2002 3:26:21 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Dog Gone
You might be interested in this thread: "Unbelievable turn of events in France !!"

France will hold the runoff round of the election between the top two candidates on May 5.

CANDIDATE - PARTY - %

Jacques Chirac - Rally for the Republic 20.47
Jean-Marie Le Pen - National Front 16.80

Lionel Jospin - Socialist Party 14.75
Jean Saint-Josse - Hunting, Fishing, Nature, Tradition 7.28
Francois Bayrou - Centrist 6.66
Arlette Laguiller - Workers' Struggle 5.85
Olivier Besancenot - Revolutionary Communist League 4.58
Noel Mamere - Greens 4.57
Jean-Pierre Chevenement - Republican Pole 4.53
Alain Madelin - Liberal Democracy 3.73
Robert Hue - Communist Party 3.08
Bruno Megret - National Republican Movement 2.36
Corinne Lepage - independent ecologist 1.79
Christiane Taubira - Radical Left Party 1.73
Christine Boutin - independent centrist 1.31
Daniel Gluckstein - Workers' Party 0.52
Registered electorate 9,382,669
Abstentions 24.61 percent

All the Lefties voted against each other, and a far-rightie is up against Chirac for the whole enchilada.

24 posted on 04/21/2002 3:32:50 PM PDT by Teacher317
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To: Diogenesis;Thinkin'Gal,2sheep
Keywords Annan,Arafat,Spain
25 posted on 04/21/2002 3:34:06 PM PDT by Governor StrangeReno
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To: Teacher317
Well, lookie that! It's like one of those 27-car pileups at Talladega Superspeedway!

That's great news. No socialist in the runoff for the first time in a zillion years. Now, if the conservatives can keep those wacko parties from forming a leftist coalition in Parliament, maybe France can even avoid having a leftist Prime Minister.

One can hope!

26 posted on 04/21/2002 3:43:33 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Democrats are liars
Let the EU militarily enforce its warnings on Israel.

See what happens.

27 posted on 04/21/2002 3:43:50 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: abwehr
Ha! You are devious. I like it.
29 posted on 04/21/2002 3:48:05 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Democrats are liars
Careful, or they'll send in those rumored platoons of existentialists...
30 posted on 04/21/2002 3:54:45 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker
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To: crystalk
Hitler was elected, you know, and who else should they negotiate with?
31 posted on 04/21/2002 3:55:32 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker
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To: Democrats are liars
I'm writing this in red, because I'd like to make sure people don't miss this.

The other day I was viewing FoxNews footage from the West bank when they trasnitioned to a clip of tanks trying to move through the Jenin area.  Surrounding the tanks were a group of shoulder-to-shoulder French healthcare workers who refused to move or let the tanks pass.  Of course these charming people were trashing the Israeli soldiers for even trying to conduct their business.

My tollerance for anything French is about as low as it could be.

32 posted on 04/21/2002 3:59:23 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: My Identity
Heh heh heh, I like it.
33 posted on 04/21/2002 4:00:07 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: onedoug
I'm just waiting for Gog, Persia, Libya, Gomer, and Togarmah to get their butts kicked in the mountians of Isreal! See Ezekiel 38-39 for details. BTW, does anyone know who Gomer and Togarmah are?
34 posted on 04/21/2002 4:00:21 PM PDT by Chad Bagwell
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To: NativeNewYorker
Hitler was elected, you know, and who else should they negotiate with?
:::shaking head::: I think you missed the point. You DON'T negotiate with Hitler or Hitler types. History has proven Chamberlain to be a fool...

From one Native NewYorker to another...

matt
sf, ca, usa (by way of nyc)
www.rice2008.com

35 posted on 04/21/2002 4:02:36 PM PDT by ElephantMan
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To: NativeNewYorker
Hitler maybe, but Arafat never! And would one election make him the lifetime czar and embezzler, and butt-boy fornicator in chief? Or would his term end some day?

Who was Arafat's opponent, and who certified this result?

As an outsider not native to Palestine, how did he even qualify to be on the ballot?

WHAT ballot?

This is just a mass murderer with delusions of grandeur.

36 posted on 04/21/2002 4:02:42 PM PDT by crystalk
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To: Democrats are liars
C'mon...the EU doesn't have to tell Sharon to keep Arafat alive, but how do you think this would've played out if Arafat had a gun pointed at Sharon for 3 weeks straight?

(HINT: The State funeral would've been held 3 weeks ago...)

37 posted on 04/21/2002 4:05:18 PM PDT by ElephantMan
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To: DoughtyOne
Re:"My tollerance for anything French is about as low as it could be."

In related news, the weather forcast calls for over-cast skys, and rainy weather for Paris next week.

Not wasting any time, France surrendered.

38 posted on 04/21/2002 4:06:19 PM PDT by ChadGore
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To: Diogenesis
SCREW THE EU AND the Secretary of the UN. What a joke!. Israel is fighting for it's survival. I have chosen sides and as a Christian, main stream Protestant, I stand with Israel.......I do this on faith........that simple....and a little common sense as well.......
39 posted on 04/21/2002 4:06:54 PM PDT by WyCoKsRepublican
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To: ChadGore
How do the French conduct business, not being brave enough to face rain or traffic? Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
40 posted on 04/21/2002 4:08:41 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: KQQL
A good point. Also where was the EU when 20 - 30 million Russians, 12 million Poles, and countless others were killed, including the virtual extermination of the Gypsies. A small amount of arithmetic shows that vast majority of people killed in Europe during World War II were not Jews - but we seldom here that.
41 posted on 04/21/2002 4:17:33 PM PDT by w.t.sherman
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To: abwehr
Then they let Arafat know Barghouti squealed and Arafat will have to kill him.

I like that thinking. In that vein, I've been wondering why we so quickly said Abu Zubayduh was the source of the NE bank threat.

Figured it might be grease for the detainees currently NOT talking. Sort of like "See Abdullah, when your boss gives it up so easily, you might want to reconsider."

42 posted on 04/21/2002 4:30:25 PM PDT by BOBTHENAILER
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To: Teacher317
Go Jean-Marie!!! Le Pen is mightier than Le Sword.
43 posted on 04/21/2002 4:32:57 PM PDT by BOBTHENAILER
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To: crystalk
Who was Arafat's opponent, and who certified this result?

Didn't I just read on one of yesterday's threads that Jimmuh Cahtuh certified the "election" of Yasser. Course I doubt if Jimmuh certified the process of "weeding out" certain of the candidates prior to the "election".

44 posted on 04/21/2002 4:35:40 PM PDT by CrossCheck
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To: Democrats are liars
Or they'll do what?? Eat tons of snails and pass gas in their general direction?
45 posted on 04/21/2002 4:51:18 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: DoughtyOne
I'm writing this in red, because I'd like to make sure people don't miss this.

LOL You can take the man away from the Brigadiers, but you can never take the Brigadier out of the man.

46 posted on 04/21/2002 5:02:59 PM PDT by Anthem
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To: crystalk
��5{��������had existed 57 years ago this week, it would have warned Russia against any assault upon the Fuhrerbunker in Berlin<<

Grosseuropa did exist 57 years ago.

They did warn the Russians.

Too bad Zhukov and Koneiv didn't speak German...

47 posted on 04/21/2002 5:10:08 PM PDT by Jim Noble
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To: Democrats are liars
>>"a serious warning against any act of force carried out against the headquarters of the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah, which could endanger the physical security of President Arafat<<

If they violate this stern warning, Camembert exports will be cut off immediately!

48 posted on 04/21/2002 5:11:18 PM PDT by Jim Noble
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To: KQQL
>>where was EU when 6 million jews were killed ?<<

Pouring the Zyklon B into the showers, my friend-those that weren't stuffing the boxcars, turning in their neighbors, or stealing Jewish property.

Some things never change.

49 posted on 04/21/2002 5:13:37 PM PDT by Jim Noble
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To: Democrats are liars
Agreed. Who gives an (unprintable obscenity) what the EU says.
50 posted on 04/21/2002 5:17:39 PM PDT by Ronin
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