The majority of Europe has made clear their condemnation of United States President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said through a spokesperson that Berlin does not support the move as “the status of Jerusalem is to be negotiated within the framework of a two-state solution.”

“We believe it is unhelpful in terms of prospects for peace in the region,” British Prime Minister Theresa May said in a statement.

May asks that Washington now “bring forward details proposals for an Israel-Palestine settlement.”

She noted Trump’s dedication to a two-state solution between the two sides and his “clear acknowledgement that the final status of Jerusalem” has to be negotiated between Israelis and ethnic Palestinians.

France, Italy and European Union leadership also made clear that they considered the Trump recognition “a mistake”.

Pope Francis declared his concern leading up to the declaration from the White House and expressed concerned over the city’s status.

“I cannot remain silent about my deep concern for the situation that has developed in recent days,” the Pope, head of the Roman Catholic Church, said.

Francis made a “heartfelt appeal” for all parties involved to respect the “status quo” of Jerusalem, following relevant United Nations resolutions.

More details to follow.



Written by Eli Ridder

Eli Ridder is a freelance journalist. He founded The Avro Post in October 2017. He writes for Breaking911 and Guelph Politico, among others. Feel free to connect at ELIRIDDER@ICLOUD.COM or at ELIRIDDER.CA

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