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January 22, 2018 9:08 am

EU Reiterates Support for Future Palestinian Capital in Eastern Jerusalem

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European High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini shakes hands with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Brussels, Belgium, Jan. 22, 2018. Photo: REUTERS/Yves Herman.

The European Union’s foreign policy chief assured Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at a meeting in Brussels on Monday that the EU supported his ambition to establish the capital of a future Palestinian state in eastern Jerusalem.

Abbas in return repeated his call for eastern Jerusalem as capital as he urged EU member nations to recognize a Palestinian state immediately, claiming that this would not disrupt negotiations with Israel on a peace deal.

Federica Mogherini, in what appeared to be a veiled reference to US President Donald Trump’s recent recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel, called on those involved in the peace process to speak and act “wisely,” with a sense of responsibility.

Abbas made no reference to Trump’s move on Jerusalem or to comments on the issue made on Monday in Jerusalem by US Vice President Mike Pence.

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  • Hillel

    If they reconise a balestinian state it will be the first ever in history. But then, they are used to it. They established new states before. Lebanon, Syria, Jordan,Iraq, Libya, Tunis, Algiers , and tge lost goes on. None of these states except for Israel ever existed in history. Mogherini and the rest of the fascist EU should pull their heads in those illiterate bastards. “East” Jerusalem is only east because the arabs with their British masters captured it in 1948 and annexed it unilaterally in 1949. Where were the balestinians. Obviously the maghots hadn’t hayched until 1964. The National “socialists” and the fascisti in Europe and the EU should go and pump each other and leave we Jews in peace.