The most comforting thing about the approvals of new housing units beyond the Green Line are not the constructions themselves, but the stern condemnations that the EU relays to Israel within a few hours of having passed them.
Their magniloquent reprimands are for me one of the most luscious delicacies of the Middle East conflict, and I read them little by little, savoring every word, especially when arrive the inevitable paragraphs where they are described as illegal, and of being an obstacle in the process of peace because they avoid the creation of "two states living peacefully side by side," after which I start laughing out loud. Really fascinating!
Knowing very well after 20 years of confrontation against the Palestinians that Europe wants with all its will the slow or fast destruction of Israel, the condemns from Brussels, or from Paris, Madrid, Berlin, or from any other of the 28 storeys of the new tower of Babel, they indicate us that Israel is moving in the right direction to consolidate its state.
Perhaps that is why Daniel Libeskind, one of the best living Jewish artists, at the Venice Biennale 2014 presented a semblance of Europe in the form of a leaning cross on one of whose arms the word Babylon was written.