In these loaded dice
But baby if you give me just one more try
We can pack up our old dreams
And our old lives
We'll find a place where the sun still shines
And I will love you, baby - Always
And I'll be there forever and a day - Always
I'll be there till the stars don't shine
Till the heavens burst and
The words don't rhyme"
(from: Bon Jovi - "Always")
Solana: ‘Israel will always be a key strategic partner for the EU’
The State of Israel: Inspired by European thinkers or by God? After Solana it's inspired by the first.
"But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things." Daniel 11,38 KGV
"In an interview with the European Jewish Press, Javier Solana stressed that this week’s celebration of the 60th anniversary of the foundation of the State of Israel "marks the realization of an old dream that was inspired by European ideas and thinkers from Europe." "I express my warmest congratulations to the Israeli leaders and the people of Israel on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the foundation of the State of Israel. This landmark anniversary honours the ideals of the fathers of your nation," Javier Solana said in the interview with EJP.
"It is true that the driving force behind European integration from its very beginning was a clear desire of the then European leaders to overcome old differences and assure a peaceful development of Europe for future generations of our continent. This idea of peace is still very much relevant today - but not only for us, Europeans - it represents a condition sine qua non for the development and a successful future of all the peoples of the Middle Eastern region.
As The High Representative of the European Union for the Common Foreign and Security Policy,
both in my EU capacity and within the framework of the international Quartet, I strongly and
consistently keep advocating a comprehensive and peaceful solution to the Israeli-Arab conflict in general and Israeli-Palestinian conflict in particular. It is indeed a strategic priority for the European Union...."
"Do you as EU High Representative see it as part of your agenda to promote a Free Trade Area or other economic cooperation between Israel and its Arab neighbors?
It was our own European experience which led us to launching the Barcelona process in 1995 and offering our Mediterranean partners, including Israel, a much needed multilateral approach. The European Neighborhood Policy was designed later to develop the Barcelona process and assists us further in this effort. I can just confirm that Israel plays a very important role in this Partnership, where our main objective is to create a common area of peace, stability and prosperity, including the creation of a Free Trade Area by 2010...."
"We can witness that the European Union is taking this responsibility seriously, for instance through our many European Security and Defense Policy missions, of which the first two operate in the Middle East." (farmer: "or God of forces?")
..."Today we are trying to build a new world"