The EU's Offer Still Stands, Despite the Israeli Government's Resounding Silence

The European Union is Israel’s leading partner in trade and science and the most popular tourist destination among its citizens.

About two weeks ago, the 28 foreign ministers of the European Union proposed granting Israel the status of a “special privileged partner” as an outcome of the successful completion of the peace process. This is an extraordinary proposal, since to this day only Turkey – a country of 80 million and a candidate for membership in the union – has received a similar...