This is no surprise, since Europe has been playing the dhimmi for the Arab Laegue for thirty years, as Bat Ye’or documents in her forthcoming book Eurabia. From the EUobserver, with thanks to Anthony:
EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS – A confidential report from the Israeli Foreign Ministry has predicted relations with the European Union could further deteriorate in future, hitting Israel economically and diplomatically.
The report points to the “possibility of a deterioration in relations”, one of the report’s authors told the EUobserver today (Wednesday 13 October).
According to Israeli press reports, the document states that Israel and the EU find themselves on a collision course which would cause serious economic and diplomatic damage to the country.
“It is a prognosis of the general outline of the international environment in the future… it is us looking into the crystal ball”, the official said.
“Everyone is aware of the importance of the relations with Europe”.
There are said to be no recommendations in the report.
The EU and Israel have been at loggerheads for months over the implementation of a Middle East peace plan and the construction of Israel’s security barrier.
The report does send a strong signal to the Israeli government however, that, faced with an EU which is ever more prominent on the international scene, relations with Europe have to improve.