"other European countries think they have the right to promote policies contrary to those of the elected Israeli government?" Being from germany and observing the rise of Ne-Nazi terrorism. (finally they call the problem by it´s name) I can only encourage other countries to comment on german government policy towards the "blind right eye". Germany supports Israel with the heavily subsidized construction of submarines. Even within the country there is strong criticism from the left & green party against this military aid. So there are different opinions on what you deem to be right or wrong. In a free world friends should be able to voice their concerns towards each other. The "us against the rest of the world" view should be challenged once in while. A good friend should be able to observe and comment without making him your enemy.
from the article: Netanyahu is working to limit free speech in Israel, Labor leader says