Monday, May 31, 2010
I awoke this Memorial Day, May 31, 2010 morning to the terrible breaking CNN news of an Israeli storming of relief ships headed for Gaza. Turkey, Israel's most reliable Middle East ally was angry with her. It was further announced that Benyamin Netanyahu had cancelled his forthcoming trip to the USA where he was scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama.
The European Neighbourhood Policy is up for midterm review and confirmation at the end of June. It is looking increasingly probable that it might not be continued vis a vis Israel The 7 year treaty went into effect on January 1, 2010 and is scheduled for mid term confirmation and continuation if it passes scrutiny The moneys slated for Israel are far smaller than other ENP participants. The ENP arose out of the Barcelona Process which was initiated by Javier Solana on November 27-28, 1995.
Is this it? Is it a significant milestone? Time and events will tell.