Angela Merkel reportedly pressured E. European countries not to move embassies to Jerusalem

Angela Merkel reportedly pressured E. European countries not to move embassies to Jerusalem
Angela Merkel (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – To “preserve the nuclear deal with Iran.” That is said to be the motive.  In a superficial sense, it fits a narrative, albeit a wrongheaded one.  (For starters, nothing says that Iran will repudiate the JCPOA if East European countries move their embassies to Jerusalem.  If Iran didn’t do it when the U.S. moved our embassy, it’s unlikely any other move will provoke that.)  But it’s as if the leaders of Western Europe are all bent on self-destruction. May, Macron, Merkel – each in a surreal state of political meltdown.]

Speaking from the European parliament, Sandell said, “what we have found out, something I heard for quite some time already, from Central and Eastern European countries, that would have an inclination to move their embassy to Jerusalem, this is the natural thing for them to do, is that they have received phone calls from Berlin, from Angela Merkel, the chancellor. Basically, this cannot happen under any circumstances.”

He said, “I have spoken to many Germans these last few days in Brussels. They are not aware of this, and all of them would be shocked that all of the countries in the European Union today would want to block an embassy move to Jerusalem, not only for your own country, but for other countries that have the conviction [that] this is the right thing to do, the only country to do would be Germany. This is a big shock.” …

Sandell said many of Merkel’s telephone calls took place to European leaders in April when “many of the nations were seriously considering moving their embassies.”

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