Israel has lost it's initiative and bunkered down in a decades long position that leaves it the victim of Arab actions: rockets, boycotts, UN declarations, border crossings, and the flotilla again. Europe could be of help to try and persuade Israel to go to the negotiating table and stop settlements, but Israesl must decide in it's own right, which seems to be the problem. It forgot how to creat politically other than land grabbing. Virtually every Israesli is a defensive response to Arab moves. Bad situation.
from the article: Europe's responsibility