Speaking at a Brussels meeting with EU foreign ministers, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended Trump’s declaration on Jerusalem, saying that he believes EU countries will follow suit.
The move to shift the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem was reviled as one that effectively destroys over seven decades of US foreign policy.
Several EU leaders came out in vocal opposition to the move, but Netanyahu is confident that they will see things through Trump-colored glasses.
Meanwhile, on the Arab and Palestinian side of the line, tensions boiled over and the body count of protesters has already started.
Palestinian leaders see East Jerusalem as the future capital of a Palestinian state, but Trump’s bulldozer foreign policy that gives no thought to Jerusalem as a holy city shared by three major world religions has all but crushed their vision.
While the global community is not necessarily supporting the Palestinian side on the matter, they’re definitely against Trump’s decision and Israel gloating over it.
Meanwhile, the UN is crippled by the fact that the US can veto any potential international sanction moves against it as a result of the Jerusalem declaration fallout.
Interestingly, that’s the same position China is likely to take in regards to the Myanmar atrocities. Any sanctions against the nation for its military-effected genocide of Rohingya muslims will most likely be shot down by the PRC in the UN Security Council.
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