"We [the EU and Israel] share the same values. We believe in democracy, the rule of law and human rights. There are fundamental values that we share."
That was the peak of the recent interview in Haaretz with the EU Representative to Israel, Mr. Emanuele Giaufet.
The message delivered by the Italian-born European diplomat was simple and consistent: Europe builds a relationship with Israel regardless of the systematic Israeli violations against the Palestinian people. In other words: carte blanche for Israel.