They can't go on the record and say that but in private they don't recognize it as such ( not even Germany ) and so they want to dream up all kinds of plans to erode the idea of a Jewish state from within because they do not want it to be a Jewish state because that doesn't fit in with their nice all inclusive liberal EU way of thinking Israel is not a member of the EU and so the EU has no business messing in Israeli internal issues, they have screwed up enough in their own part of the world with new politically correct and standerdized legislation replacing perfectly good domestic legislation and creating a mess. This is the Middle East not Europe and cultures in both Israel and the region itself are very different to Europe. Yes Israel has its problems but its for Israel to muddle through and solve its problems in its own way not in the way the British, French, Germans or any other foreign government wants. You can't just try and apply EU culture to Israel because you think its a better way of doing things.
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