Sunday, February 13, 2005

What does it mean to vote "no"?

Eulogist is back at Reflections on European Democracy, and he's returned with a nicely thought-provoking prost - "it is clear what happens if a majority votes ‘yes’. But is it equally clear what it means to vote ‘no’? Hardly".

For other reading - Does Israel belong in the EU and NATO? And a bit more on Israel and the Middle East power-play. And - just for the hell of it and even though I know it'll probably only attract more Americans accusing me of being anti-American - a bit more on the perceived EU/US split of recent years.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Phil Hunt said...

Does Israel belong in the EU?My take on this: yes, provided there is peace with the Palestinians.

I also think Europe has more influence on Israel and Palestine than it sometimes thinks it has. And with Syria.

2/13/2005 11:15:00 pm  
Blogger Nosemonkey said...

Well, if Israel can be part of the Eurovision Song Contest, I don't see why not...

Thanks for those links - I know far too little about Israel to risk getting embroiled in that singularly divisive and hot-tempered debate.

It is, however, a debate I certainly think the EU could help moderate and be involved in far more than it has been. Perhaps if the new constitution is ratified and we finally get a definite EU spokesperson on foreign affairs this might be one of the positive outcomes. After all, everyone in Europe can surely agree - at the very least - that the current situation in Israel/Palestine is hardly the best...

2/13/2005 11:33:00 pm  

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