Hater of Trump And Israel May Be Next Head Of European Union
This week, the man who has said Israel just has to live with the fact that Iran wants to destroy it was nominated to be the foreign policy chief of the European Union, putting him in the position where he would be likely to succeed EU Chief Federica Mogherini in November.
Bas Belder, a Dutch member of the European Parliament who is strongly supportive of Israel, tweeted, “More difficult times [are] ahead between the EU and Israel I fear.”
After the Hamas-led riots on the Israeli border in May 2018, when Hamas planned to instigate violence, and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley bluntly told the U.N., “Let’s remember that the Hamas terrorist organization has been inciting violence for years, long before the United States decided to move our embassy. This is what is endangering the people of Gaza. Make no mistake, Hamas is pleased with the results from yesterday,” Borrell wrote in Republica that the celebrations in Jerusalem over the United States finally moving its embassy there were “covered in blood as this black Monday reflects the dehumanization of the Palestinians by a large part of the Israeli political class and society.”
As The Times of Israel noted:
The embassy opening fell on the deadliest day of the so-called Great March of Return, with Palestinians rioting, and in at least one incident opening fire, at the Gaza border at the behest of the Hamas terrorist organization. The Israeli army responded with live fire among other means, killing 62 Palestinians that day and the next. According to Hamas, 50 of the 62 were its members, and three others were from the Islamic Jihad terror group.
In February, Borrell ripped Trump as he lauded Iran, tweeting, “Iran remains an obsession for the U.S. government. They still do not have diplomatic relations and also Trump has withdrawn from the Nuclear Pact and imposed sanctions. Surely Iran can survive sanctions if Trump is not re-elected. Otherwise, the regime could revive the nuclear program for military purposes and multiply its interventions in the region.”