Israel’s plans to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its military occupation of Palestine seem to have been shunned by the EU Ambassador to the Zionist state, Emanuele Giaufret. The decision, communicated by the ambassador’s office, unleashed the usual barrage of pompous complaints which is synonymous with Israel and its expectation that all countries, entities and institutions must make obvious their subjugation to its whims and wishes.
On the rare occasions when the opposite happens, Israeli officials and settler leaders scramble to issue statements intended to demean the decision and the decision-maker. These range from condescending remarks to belligerent outbursts aimed at establishing boundaries between the self-righteously superior host and the most obviously inferior guest.
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