19/12/2012

Europe and Israel are not drifting apart

Opinion

Europe and Israel are not drifting apart

Palestine’s status has recently been upgraded to a non-member observer state in the United Nations (UN). The resolution of the General Assembly at the UN was passed with 138 votes in favour, 9 against, and 41 abstentions. Among the EU member states 14 voted for, 12 member states – including Germany and the United Kingdom – abstained, and the Czech Republic voted against. Does Europe’s divided voice implies that the EU-Israel relations are in a downward spiral, as is suggested?

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