The EU is not quite independent , but is not as dependent on Israeli politicians as the U.S. is. For example, Dennis Ross passed documents to Israeli leaders for approval and passed them off as American. That is why the peace process failed. No real solutions were presented after the right-wing Israeli politicians watered them down to nothing. Indyk will do the same, so I am not optimistic about peace.
UN: Gaza could be 'uninhabitable' by 2020 if trends continue (AP)