I have waited, a little impatiently, but still have not received an answer to my question.
On Monday, March 24, Lars Faaborg-Andersen Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the State of Israel was seated at the dais at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs conference, “Europe and Israel; A New Paradigm.”
He presented his view that the boycott was a failure and there was no crisis between EU and Israel. Gee, we have “open skies” and shared values. He listened to speakers on economy and strategic threats. But as Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld showed slide after anti-Semitic European media political cartoon slide,
the EU Ambassador to Israel got up and left the banquet hall.
There was only one slide left to be shown too.
Talk about Israel-EU divide.
What Israeli participant would sit through over 4 hours of lectures, and then walk out before a full dairy buffet meal at the Inbal Hotel?
Maybe those vile cartoons made Faaborg-Andersen too sick for lunch?
Deputy Chief of Mission of the Delegation of the European Union to Israel and Head of the Political Section, Mark Gallagher sat with the afternoon panelists.
Amb. Freddy Eytan, Prof. Shlomo Avineri, Robin Shepherd, and Fiamma Nirenstein, who one after another, talked of the “racist cloud over Europe,” of “Islamic racism,” “shame on Europe,” and “PA incitement.”
Mark Gallagher asked that we keep it all in perspective as he stated that there are strong relations between Europe and Israel.
When the speakers finished, former Ambassador Zvi Mazel went over to Gallagher.
Mazel had said that Europe must act like the “adult in the room” and try to stop PA incitement.
Lars Faaborg-Andersen was there for that, but did the EU reps hear it?