The second « Leaders Summit » in Jerusalem, a success for the ADDE

It is striking to realize how winds of change are wiping out the usual criticism of Israel coming from politically motivated politicians of the Left, whether in the European parliament, at the heart of the European Commission and parliament, in national governments and at the United Nations.

For so many politicians, Israel does not treat well its Arab minority, applies force too often and is “occupying” the West bank of the Jordan, but now that all countries in Europe suffer the wave of islamic terrorism that has hit and made 12 victims this week in Germany (!) after the awfully long list of terrorist attacks and innocent victims in Brussels, Paris, Nice, London and so many other places; all airport authorities, but also police executives and politicians flock to Jerusalem. They are queuing to visit Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv. They want to know how the Israelis organize their efficient security services, what measures they take to protect the ordinary citizens in the street, in stations or airports, to diminish or eradicate terrorist attacks. Israel knows how to defend itself. Suddenly we, Europeans, rediscover that Israel is a real “people’s democracy”, the vanguard position of European humanism and modernity on the other side of the Mediterranean.

Israel had to install protections for bus stops, against terrorist attacks, with ram cars. The Israeli authorities know how to react efficiently to terrorism
Israel had to install protections for bus stops, against terrorist attacks, with ram cars. The Israeli authorities know how to react efficiently to terrorism

With the presence of two American Congressmen and the former Head of the White house under Ronald Reagan, Becky Norton Dunlop, representing the American “Heritage foundation”, with three Members of the European parliament, representing UKIP and ADDE, and strong delegations from India, from Belgium, the Czech republic, Israel and other countries, the “Leaders summit” in Jerusalem, co-organized by ADDE is a great success.

Roger Helmer, The President of the ADDE and Msichaël Modrikamen, Vice President, on the stage at the Leaders Summit 2016
Roger Helmer, The President of the ADDE and Msichaël Modrikamen, Vice President, on the stage at the Leaders Summit 2016

All speakers referred to the earthquake that the “surprise” election of Donald Trump means for the world. It is a comeback for the strong Values of the right, that need to support the free market economy and capitalism, as they are promoted and defended by the “populist” parties that are growing everywhere.

Defence and security, the economy, the revolution that the Trump victory means for the free world were analysed by the different speakers. So was the increasingly undemocratic management of Europe, by the dominant parties, which are losing ground at each election in Europe, from the UK to Sweden, Austria and Italy…

Roger Helmer (MEP – UKIP), led the charge for the Europeans and the conversations of the Europeans were fruitful with the representation from the Heritage foundation and the Indian economic deciders in attendance.

Says Yasmine Dehaene, the Director general of the ADDE in her speech: “ordinary people want to regain control of their destiny. The disconnected elites of Europe have not understood the anger of the citizens that has led to Brexit in the United Kingdom. The globalist approach and the open borders policy are rejected.”

She also detailed the attack led by the Bureau of the European parliament (composed of all parties but the Eurocritics) against ADDE, to suppress the normal funding of the Eurosceptical parties, without notice, without ADDE being heard, without the defence document provided by ADDE being taken into consideration, with the tampering of the audit reports, etc… The ADDE appeals this political decision, which is totally undemocratic, and not let the abuse of law go unpunished. “The methods used clearly remind of the Soviet union era…” concludes Yasmine Dehaene, echoeing the declarations earlier of Nigel Farage in the United Kingdom.

The participants to the conference also had the opportunity to see for themselves the successful integration of Palestinians and Jews, working together in factories installed in the so-called “territories” which are Samaria and Judea for the Israelis, fro more than 3000 yearsnt surtout nuisibles aux palestiniens, les gens qu’ils veulent soi-disant aider et les jette. A visit to the booming Ariel university in the middle of Samaria, where young students come from all parts of Israel, including some 1,000 Arab students made the participants understand how different the reality is, from the descriptions spread by the European Union, that tries to boycott the products coming from Judea and Samaria in these factories employing Jews and Arabs, working together on the same machines.

The university of Ariel, in Samaria welcomes thousands of students from all over Israel, including 1,000 Arab students
The university of Ariel, in Samaria welcomes thousands of students from all over Israel, including 1,000 Arab students
The Israeli owner-manager of an Israeli company in Samaria and his Arab foreman: 60% of the workforce in this SME is Palestinian for 40% of Israelis. A good way forward for peaceful co-existence
The Israeli owner-manager of an Israeli company in Samaria and his Arab foreman: 60% of the workforce in this SME is Palestinian for 40% of Israelis. A good way forward for peaceful co-existence

These decisions taken at European or United Nations ‘level, “banning” Israeli products coming from the “occupied” zones mostly hurt the Palestinians, the people they want to help and throw them in the arms of extremist Islamism. By the way, when were the European citizens consulted on these hypocritical decisions? When were European citizens consulted on Turkey joining the European Union? The latest poll, made precisely by ADDE in 5 European countries on a very large sample of the population, shows that more than 70% of Europeans steadfastly refuse seeing Turkey in the EU. Is it normal that the European Commission and Parliament continue negotiations to that effect?

Long live democracy…

L.R.