if the remarks cast a pall on Israel-EU ties. The world doesn,t need Israel, but Israel needs the world. Since being nice has got nowhere but a partial temporary freeze that Israel says it won't abide by anyway, then why be nice? Let Israelis know exactly what the world thinks of their government.
Gunmen in Egypt kill guard outside Niger embassy (Reuters)
from the article: Israel: EU official's 'occupation' remark casts pall on ties