EU Guidelines Israel's Three Main Failures in Europe

Israel's Foreign Ministry and government ministers share some of the blame for allowing the situation with the European Union to get out of hand, but at the end of the day, Netanyahu can only blame himself.

Surprise was the key word in recent days in the public discourse regarding the new European Union sanctions against Israeli settlements in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. Surprise in the Foreign Ministry, surprise in the Prime Minister's Office, surprise among cabinet ministers and surprise among the Israeli public.