Wow: Hungary, Czech Republic, Romania block EU statement opposing U.S. embassy in Jerusalem

Wow: Hungary, Czech Republic, Romania block EU statement opposing U.S. embassy in Jerusalem
Nir Barkat, mayor of Jerusalem, poses with his new sign. (Image via social media, TH)

[Ed. – We sure do live in interesting times.]

The initiative to publish the statement was led by France and several other EU member states. …

According to European diplomats and Israeli officials, the draft statement circulated in European capitals had three points:

  1. Jerusalem should be the capital of both states…

[…]

According to European diplomats and Israeli officials the French and other member states wanted to publish the statement today as a statement by the EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini supported by all 28 EU members.

  • But earlier today, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Romania announced they object to the statement and made it impossible to reach the consensus needed to publish it.

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