Even though "WoW" is an anti-poverty charity they also hate Israel, by which I mean they pretend to care about the Palestinians when someone who isn't a Muslim is mistreating them. The pattern continues with this article in which Ms. Ziadeh complains that the European Union is upgrading relations with Israel:
"Human rights campaigners across Europe have mobilized to challenge this upgrade in economic relations between the EU and Israel citing Israel's continued violations of international law and human rights abuses against the Palestinian people."This is a form of double standards against Israel because when it comes to such amorphous terms as "international law" and "human rights abuses" there is not one single solitary country in the world who has totally clean hands, including more than a few countries in Europe. By Ms. Ziadeh's logic the European Union would not be able to trade with any other countries at all, because they all violate international law and human rights (IL&HR) in some form of another. But as we know about "WoW" already, she doesn't actually care about IL&HR, what she cares about is hurting Israel.
But unfortunately for her, when it comes to actually explaining what IL&HR violations she is talking about, she comes up somewhat lacking. Here is what she says: the Gaza flotilla (which people who aren't her now realize was not Israel's fault), settlements (boring), and something about Israel not allowing Arab drugs into the West Bank. That last one may be somewhat questionable but hardly a good enough reason for the European Union to lose potentially millions of dollars to satisfy the whining of a leftist. So when in doubt, she goes vague:
"The EU has become Israel's biggest importer to the tune of 16.8 billion Euros in 2011 and the second largest market for Israeli exports. On 24 July 2012, during a meeting of the EU Association Council in Brussels, Israel was offered 60 new activities of cooperation with the EU. Human rights campaigners are clear that Israel should not be rewarded for its aggression in any way under any agreements, protocols or action plans. All such agreements must be suspended until such a time that Israel complies with fundamental international law and human rights law standards."Yeah, good luck with that. The European Union is currently drowning in their financial crisis and you're asking them to cut themselves off from new markets? Just to satisfy you and the Palestinians? Thanks but no thanks. We'll see you on the Huffington Post.