This is a guest post from Israel Situation reader Barry Williams from Cork, Ireland.
Every 6 months the Presidency of the European Union changes among it’s members. Ireland will take over the Presidency on the 1st Jan 2013.
The Irish foreign Minister has stated he will seek a ban of Israeli settlement goods into the EU. This would be worse than the recent South African decision to label settlement goods “Palestinian,” as it would mean the goods could not enter the EU. This will really affect the Israeli economy.
I am Irish and we in Ireland who support Israel have set up this petition to call on the Minister for Foreign Affairs to not seek to ban Israeli settlement goods. The EU is a major trading partner with Israel and if this ban goes through and it very easily could, it will have a HUGE knock on effect to Israeli’s and their economy.
I need to collect at least 3,000 signatures.I am pleading with everyone to sign it, but it is also vital to forward this to friends of any other groups, churches, and synagogues you know that are pro-Israel. Please tweet the link and share on Facebook.
Please don’t ignore this. Stand with Israel today and sign it and share it.