Secret EU Document Targets Israel

The European Union has done such a good job integrating its own Arab and Muslim minorities – British mass honor attacks being covered up by the BBC, German multiculturalism bring declared a failure by Chancellor Merkel, Belgian schoolgirls being beaten to cries of “dirty Jew” by Moroccan girls, etc. – that they’re seeking to offer their expertise to Israel. How generous:

The European Union should consider Israel’s treatment of its Arab population a “core issue, not second tier to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” according to a classified working paper produced by European embassies in Israel, parts of which were obtained by Haaretz. This is an unprecedented document in that it deals with internal Israeli issues. According to European diplomats and senior Foreign Ministry officials, it was written and sent to EU headquarters in Brussels behind the back of the Israeli government… [W]ork on it began more than a year ago at Britain’s initiative.

As a pretext for delegitimizing the Jewish State, it’s long been clear that anti-Israel partisans would transition to issues revolving around Israel’s “Arab minority” [PDF] as soon as they could no longer point to Israeli peace process intransigence. The old expectation was that they’d wait until after there was a successful formal peace deal, because until then they could always unblinkingly blame Israel for any lack of progress.