Benjamin Netanyahu Sees Europeans Following Donald Trump On Jerusalem

Benjamin Netanyahu Sees Europeans Following Donald Trump On Jerusalem

Benjamin Netanyahu and EU international coverage chief Federica Mogherini temporary the media at Brussels, Belgium

Brussels:  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, visiting the European Union, praised U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as his nation’s capital on Monday and stated he anticipated Europeans to comply with swimsuit.

“It makes peace doable as a result of recognising actuality is the substance of peace, the muse of peace,” Netanyahu advised reporters as he was greeting by EU international coverage chief Federica Mogherini earlier than a gathering of EU international ministers in Brussels.

“There may be now an effort an effort to deliver ahead a brand new peace proposal by the American administration. I feel we should always give peace an opportunity. I feel we should always see what’s introduced and see if we are able to advance this peace.”

Netanyahu stated Trump’s transfer, condemned by the Palestinians and by European governments, ought to be emulated by them.

“It is time that the Palestinians recognise the Jewish state and likewise recognise the truth that it has a capital. It is referred to as Jerusalem,” he stated.

“I consider that, though we do not have an settlement but, that is what is going to occur sooner or later. I consider that every one, or most, of the European nations will transfer their embassies to Jerusalem, recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and have interaction robustly with us for safety, prosperity and peace.”

Mogherini, welcoming Netanyahu on the primary go to to the EU by an Israeli premier in 22 years, that the bloc would proceed to recognise the “worldwide consensus” on Jerusalem.

She repeated the Union’s dedication to a two-state answer and that it was in Israel’s curiosity to discover a sustainable answer to its battle with the Palestinians. The EU, she stated, would step up its peace efforts and would maintain talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas subsequent month.

She additionally condemned assaults on Israel and on Jews elsewhere on the planet, together with in Europe. Trump’s plan to maneuver the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which the secretary-general of the United Nations stated might injury peace efforts, has prompted generally violent protests.

An indication condemning Netanyahu’s go to is deliberate for later within the morning in Brussels.

The Israeli chief careworn his nation’s partnership with Europe, saying its intelligence cooperation had helped forestall militant assaults whereas its safety function within the Center East had curbed Islamic State’s enlargement within the area.

He additionally highlighted Israel’s financial contribution in new applied sciences. Mogherini stated the EU and Israel have been “mates and companions”.

(Reporting by Alastair Macdonald and Robin Emmott; enhancing by Philip Blenkinsop)

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