Dec. 7, 2017
The hypocrisy of the Western leaders’ denunciation of President Trump’s recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is naked and stunning.
French President Macron said “the commitment of France and Europe to the two-state solution, Israel and Palestine living side by side in peace and safe in internationally recognized borders with Jerusalem as the capital of the two states.”
British Prime Minister Theresa May said the status of Jerusalem “should ultimately be the shared capital of the Israeli and Palestinian states.”
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, “It is only by realizing the vision of two states living side by side in peace, security and mutual recognition, with Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and Palestine, and all final status issues resolved permanently through negotiations, that the legitimate aspirations of both peoples will be achieved,” Guterres said.
European Union Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini said, ” The aspirations of both parties must be fulfilled and a way must be found through negotiations to resolve the status of Jerusalem as the future capital of both states.”
Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said Jerusalem is “a final status issue and future capital for two states. ”
In the same breath as they say that recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel today is prejudging the outcome of negotiations…