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      Michael Freund is Founder and Chairman of Shavei Israel (www.shavei.org), which reaches out and assists "lost Jews" seeking to return to the Jewish people. He writes a syndicated column and feature stories for the Jerusalem Post. Previously, he served as Deputy Director of Communications & Policy Planning in the Israeli Prime Minister´s Office under former premier Benjamin Netanyahu. A native of New York, he holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BA from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He has lived in Israel for the past decade.
      Shevat 30, 5766, 2/28/2006

      Europe "Outsources" the Killing of Jews


      This past weekend, Israel came within a matter of meters from disaster, death and destruction, when rockets fired by Palestinian terrorists in northern Gaza just missed hitting an elementary school and a gas station.

      And how did the European Union respond to this outrage?

      By agreeing to fund Hamas, of course.

      Terrorists_missile2_232 On Monday, the EU announced that it would provide the Hamas-controlled Palestinian Authority (PA) with some $140 million in “emergency” funds to stave off the financial collapse of the PA.

      And so, Europe now joins with Iran, which has pledged $250 million to the Palestinians, in helping to salvage the solvency of Gaza and Ramallah.

      It does not seem to matter one whit to the enlightened statesmen of Europe that they are helping to keep a terrorist entity afloat, providing it with the wherewithal to continue to threaten Israel and attack Jews, and effectively joining hands with the Ayatollahs of Iran.

      But none of us should really be all that surprised by this turn of events. After all, Europe has spent the better part of the past millennium killing and persecuting Jews.

      Now, instead, they are merely “outsourcing” their efforts to Hamas.