New Israel vs EU Policy or Just "Smoke Screen?"

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New York-born Batya Medad made aliyah with her husband just weeks after their 1970 wedding and has been living in Shiloh since 1981. Political pundit, with a unique perspective, Batya has worked in a variety of professions: teaching, fitness, sales, cooking, public relations, photography and more. She has a B.S. in Journalism, is a licensed English Teacher specializing as a remedial teacher and for a number of years has been studying Tanach (Bible) in Matan. Batya blogs on Shiloh Musings and A Jewish Grandmother. ...

New Israel vs EU Policy or Just "Smoke Screen?"

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu

Amit Shabi/POOL/Flash 90

Does this really herald a new and more sensical policy by the Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and the State of Israel?

Israel suspends EU role in peace process with Palestinians
Israel said on Sunday it was suspending contacts with European Union bodies involved in peace efforts with the Palestinians after the bloc started requiring the labelling of exports from Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the foreign ministry to carry out "a reassessment of the involvement of EU bodies in everything that is connected to the diplomatic process with the Palestinians", a ministry statement said.
"Until completion of the reassessment, the Prime Minister has ordered a suspension of diplomatic contacts with the EU and its representatives in this matter."
Read more at Reuters

As much as I look forward to it being true, I've been around too long to believe it. Especially when it comes to politicians I just don't believe a word they say, especially when it's something I agree with. Yes, I've become a terrible cynic.

I'd believe it more if the government had begun to expel all the Leftist European and United Nations NGOs that support Arab terrorism!

There's only one thing I believe and that is the simple fact that a politician will say anything he/she believes will get votes. Speeches will change according to the audience and occasion. The job of a speechwriter is to fine-tune a speech for the most applause. The other crucial criteria for a politician is to make his/her financial backers happy. And since some of the Likud/Bibi backers also invest in Judea/Samaria businesses, like the prize-winning excellent wine companies, Netanyahu must react strongly to the EU labeling issue. You know what they say about following the money....