K.S. Rajan (23 Dec 2011)
"report by BILL KOENIG"


After EU countries on Security Council blast construction beyond Green Line, back PA reading of Quartet statement, Foreign Ministry says "they risk becoming irrelevant."
Israel fired off a sharp and rather undiplomatic riposte to four European countries Wednesday, saying they were risking losing credibility and relevance with their reflexive condemnations of construction beyond the Green Line and selective interpretation of Quartet statements.
Israel's anger was triggered by a statement released Tuesday by the four current EU members of the UN Security Council (UNSC) – France, Britain, Germany and Portugal – that forcefully condemned Israel's recent announcements of building in the territories and east Jerusalem