EU rejects recognising of al-Quds as Israeli capital

EU rejects recognising of al-Quds as Israeli capital
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:52:32

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini is meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address the issues of al-Quds as Israel's capital and the chances of reinvigorating negotiations on the peace process.

(AP) -- Mogherini has joined many EU leaders in expressing disapproval of the U.S. decision to recognize al-Quds as Israel's capital. She said during a joint media address Monday that "the only realistic solution to the conflict between Israel and Palestine is based on two states with Jerusalem (al-Quds) as the capital of both."

Netanyahu insisted that what U.S. President Donald Trump did was "put facts squarely on the table. Peace is based on reality."

He said the reality of seeing al-Quds as Israel's capital "doesn't obviate peace, it makes peace possible."

(Photo: European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini, right, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu address a media conference at the EU Council building in Brussels on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)


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