January 22, 2018

Jerusalem: EU assures Palestinian leader of its commitment to oppose Trump on capital city

The EU remains committed to seeing Jerusalem as the shared capital of Israel and a proposed future Palestinian state, the bloc's foreign policy chief has told the visiting Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, despite Donald Trump's shift of US policy on the city.

Federica Mogherini said leaders needed to "speak and act wisely", and with a sense of responsibility, when discussing the Middle East peace process, and told Abbas... Read more.


- Abbas wins renewed EU backing for Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem - Reuters

- Abbas at EU: Recognizing Palestine will give Palestinians hope for peace - JPost
- Abbas Asks EU to Recognize Palestinian State Within 1967 Borders (paywall) - Haaretz

- Pence says US embassy to move to Jerusalem by end of 2019 (video) - PressTV
- Mike Pence Says U.S. Embassy Will Open in Jerusalem Next Year - NY Times

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