EU Sides with Arab League Against Israel and Trump in Jerusalem Dispute

BELGIUM-EU-ISRAEL-DIPLOMACY Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks as EU foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini looks on during a press conference at the European Council in Brussels on December 11, 2017. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is ?holding talks on December 11 with EU foreign ministers, days after the US decision …
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BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union and Arab League countries insist that Jerusalem must be the joint capital of Israel and a future Palestinian state, as the U.S. prepares to move its embassy there in a step angering the Arab world.

Speaking after talks Monday between EU and Arab League foreign ministers, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said that the “special status and character of the city must be preserved.”

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, left, greets Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki after a meeting of EU foreign ministers at the Europa building in Brussels on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

She said the two blocs also “see eye to eye” that there can only be a two-state solution to the conflict, with Israel and the Palestinians living side by side in peace.

The talks come as Washington prepares to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to a scaled-down, temporary facility that will open in Jerusalem in May.

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