Israel: Europeans are ‘irrelevant’ on peace process

22.12.2011                      26.Kislev. 5772                       Channuka 2

Diplomatie:

Israel: Europeans are ‘irrelevant’ on peace process

After EU UNSC members blast building beyond Green Line, back PA reading of Quartet statement, Foreign Ministry calls on Europeans to refrain from reinterpreting Quartet plan; Livni: Netanyahu "starting war with friends".

Israel fired off an unusually undiplomatic riposte to four European countries on Wednesday, saying they risked losing credibility and relevance with their reflexive condemnations of construction beyond the Green Line and selective interpretation of Quartet statements.
Israel’s anger was triggered by a statement released on Tuesday by the four current EU members of the UN Security Council – France, Britain, Germany and Portugal – that forcefully condemned Israel’s recent announcements of building in the territories and east Jerusalem….