Interesting article. maybe a "pre-emptive" diplomatic move makes sense - but probably not- because there is always the " OK- whats next scenario." Europe sees the world through a different set of glasses than Asia and the US and Israel. The EU itself wipes away the concept of separate countries as a reaction to war. The EU can never appreciate reality in the ME, and in the end, will be a victim of terrorism most likely. Giving territory away does not bring peace historically. In the event of a declaration of Independence, Israel would clearly not be obligated to provide water and electricity to Gaza, and could permanently seal that border. Perhaps Egypt wouldn't like this? There are ways to work this out and avoid unilateral declarations. In the end, no one cares about the Palestinians...except Israelis.
Police disperse hundreds in brawl in Kafr Manda, northern Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: World isn't buying Israel's explanations anymore