Netanyahu tackles European Union foreign ministers on Jerusalem

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu meets European Union foreign ministers in Brussels Monday in an attempt to face down its members’ predetermined opposition to President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Ahead of the meeting, the EU Foreign Policy chief Federica Mogherini set the tone when she told reporters: “We Europeans believe that Jerusalem must be the capital of two states, the state of Israel and the state of Palestine. Israeli-Palestinian peace can only be obtained through negotiations and Jerusalem is not the capital solely of Israel.”
Netanyahu also made his position clear in advance: “While I respect Europe, I am not prepared to accept a double standard from it,” he said. “I hear voices from there condemning President Trump’s historic statement, but I have not heard condemnations of the rockets fired at Israel or the terrible incitement against it.”

At his first stop in Paris, the prime minister and President Emmanuel Macron were clearly at odds on Jerusalem. Netanyahu stated after their talks that Jerusalem had always been Israel’s historic capital, and “the sooner the Palestinians come to grips with this reality, the sooner we’ll move toward peace.”

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7 thoughts on “Netanyahu tackles European Union foreign ministers on Jerusalem

  • Dec 11, 2017 @ 10:54 at 10:54
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    Whoever pays attention to the Bible knows full well what all of this is eventually going to boil down to:

    “Israel is the rod of his inheritance: the LORD of hosts is his name. Thou art my battle axe and weapons of war: for with thee will I break in pieces the nations, and with thee will I destroy kingdoms” (Jer. 51:20).

    “I will gather all the nations… And I will enter into judgment with them there, on behalf of my people and my heritage Israel… Multitudes, multitudes, in the valley of decision!” (Joel 3).

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  • Dec 11, 2017 @ 12:05 at 12:05
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    Right, and something else the same vein:

    *[[Zec 12:9]] KJV* And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
    *[[Zec 12:10]] KJV* And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.

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  • Dec 11, 2017 @ 13:35 at 13:35
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    It is good to see the Bible being quoted

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  • Dec 11, 2017 @ 14:17 at 14:17
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    Very few realize the issue of the demarcation border line. A closer look to the adjacent close to Jerusalem zone shows the bad Israeli zone surrounded and suffocated by the good Palestinian zone. All this because the south part of West Bank makes a turn like a hook around the city. The optimal line, providing long term stability, is always as close to horisontal (Est-West) as possible, like in the case of Korea.

    Then, is the issue of mixed and in much to close contact populations of complete opposite allegiances, there are a lot of infidel Jews in the blessed Palestinian zones, and the other way arround. This fact toghether with the missing of a short straight demarcation border line makes the zones hard to police and defend, not to mention permanent tensions and possible future fightings and war.

    But, the PLO state, having the already proved support of the UN and most important the EU, could squeeze out of the infidel state of Israel accords for adjustements in the Jerusalem populations distribution issue, by limited exchanges, mutually agreed and with equitable compensations for the few to displace.

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  • Dec 11, 2017 @ 14:52 at 14:52
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    The Mogherini is always ready to say four crap, on the other hand does not matter anything every European country has its own foreign minister foreign and the treaty of Europe does not provide a common foreign policy. The aspect that eludes most to Europeans is that Israel is a democratic country while in the Middle East there are no others. Moreover, the fact that while Judaism and Christianity are fully compatible with democracy, Islam is by no means not realizing it in a while, will become Islamic countries as well.

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  • Dec 11, 2017 @ 16:58 at 16:58
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    It does not matter what the EU says, it is only important what the USA does.

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  • Dec 12, 2017 @ 7:18 at 7:18
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    Suppose the Palestinians live in the multitude of Arab countries in the Middle East? Why won’t the Muslim brothers treat their Palestinian Muslim brothers like brothers? Instead they refuse them entry and tell them to go attack Israel. Would Jordan take them in? No. Would Egypt take them in? No. Would Saudi Arabia take them in? No. The Arab nations use the Palestinians as a human spear to stab at Israel. And the Palestinian people lose. All to kill the Jews and wipe out Israel. Nice way for Muslims to treat fellow Muslims. They could save their own, but they are more obsessed with killing Jews than with caring for their own Muslims.

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