‚Israel needs to engage EU, not call it irrelevant’

02.02.2012                      09.Schwat. 5772


'Israel needs to engage EU, not call it irrelevant’

Czech FM Schwarzenberg tells ‘Post’ that Israel not properly understood by Europeans who "have become great peaceniks".

Czech Foreign Minister Karl Schwarzenberg, considered one of Israel’s strongest supporters inside the EU, told The Jerusalem Post Wednesday that Israel needs to engage more intensively with Europe, and is not doing itself any favors by declaring that the European Union is in danger of becoming irrelevant in the Middle East.
Schwarzenberg, attending the 12th annual Herzliya Conference at the IDC, was referring to a statement put out by the Foreign Ministry last month following a communique very critical of Israel issued by Britain, France, Germany and Portugal….