On July 26, the European Union Delegation to Israel posted a promotional video highlighting the importance of EU-Israel relations. The film is narrated by Avishai Ivry, an Israeli journalist identified with the Right. Ivry’s involvement drew criticism from across the political spectrum.
The criticism, from both Left and Right, acutely reflects Israeli public discourse regarding the EU’s involvement in domestic affairs.
Unless the EU addresses its clear double standards, no video will be able to honestly speak to Israeli society, regardless of the narrator.
If the EU is serious about only promoting “the values the EU stands for,” then the millions of taxpayer euros flowing to anti-Israel and antisemitic campaigns must finally come to an end.