The International Legal Forum (ILF), a pro-Israel NGO, called on EU’s foreign policy chief to “unequivocally demand” that the Palestinian Authority remove all antisemitic material from their textbooks.
ILF, the Israel-based NGO dedicated to standing up for Israel and combating terror, BDS, and antisemitism in the international legal arena, sent a letter to Joseph Borrell after he refused to block EU aid to the PA despite its textbooks containing antisemitic material.
“The Palestinian Authority is in a difficult situation and it risks bankruptcy if financing from the EU is blocked. As High Representative, I will not allow it,” Borrell told AFP.
“This matter has already been dealt with by the European External Action Service with the Palestinian Authority. We don’t need a new study, or anything that would delay the payment of the financial aid that the Palestinian Authority needs. The payment of European aid faced delays two years ago, and it meant that people missed out on necessary help,” he added.
ILF expressed its “utter disappointment and dismay” at Borrell’s comments: “With all due respect, this is not about ‘looking for excuses’ but rather ensuring accountability and that EU aid money goes towards projects that promote peace, tolerance and EU values, not fan the flames of hatred”
“We know you seek to make a positive contribution to peace in the region, and therefore call on you to unequivocally demand that the Palestinian Authority remove all antisemitic material from their textbooks and undertake not to use EU funds for ‘Pay to Slay’ salaries, as a precondition to further EU aid,” ILF added.
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