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EU statement opposing U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem blocked by “New Europe” Coalition

EU statement opposing U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem blocked by “New Europe” Coalition

Hungary, the Czech Republic and Romania did not agree to the EU “consensus”, favoring their ties with Israel and President Trump.

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It is being reported by Barak Ravid of Israel’s Channel 10 news that Hungary, the Czech Republic and Romania blocked a joint European Union statement criticizing the relocation of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.

Behind the scenes: The initiative to publish the statement was led by France and several other EU member states. Israeli officials say the goal was to present to the U.S. a common position against the move by all 28 member states, and to embarrass and isolate the Trump administration ahead of Monday’s ceremony….

According to European diplomats and Israeli officials the French and other member states wanted to publish the statement today as a statement by the EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini supported by all 28 EU members.

  • But earlier today, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Romania announced they object to the statement and made it impossible to reach the consensus needed to publish it.
  • A senior European diplomat told me with a lot of frustration: “The Hungarians didn’t want to poke Trump in the eye and the Czechs and the Romanians are considering to move their embassies to Jerusalem against the EU position. This is the state of the EU these days”.

Legal Insurrection readers who followed my adventures through the Balkans last summer are probably not surprised at the move. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in Budapest, Hungary during the same week I was there, making a stark assessment about his country’s relationship with the European Union. It appears that Israel’s leaders managed to strengthen ties with Central European nations during his stay.

Additionally, while in Romania, I learned that Israel was partnering with that country to help it develop its own version of Silicon Valley, which they call “Laser Valley”. Here is a snapshot I took in Brasov, which offers a clue as to how successful the new arrangements have been.

Furthermore, the move by our Central Europeans allies prove that President Donald Trump has been actually been playing “8-dimensional chess“, as he has focused much attention on New Europe (e.g., the Romanian president’s visit to the White House, Trump’s visit to Poland, Hungarian ministers stating they prefer Trump to Obama) during the first half of his first term. This approach is now paying dividends, as it appears that Old Europe appears to be continuing its reliance on “strongly worded messages”.

Needless to say, the Palestinian Authority had its own “strongly worded message” for the block.

In a statement carried by the official Palestinian news agency Wafa, the PA said the countries’ stance was in opposition to European Union policy, United Nations resolutions, and the Geneva Convention. It said Budapest, Bucharest, and Prague would suffer consequences for their actions, in particular in their ties with the Arab and Islamic worlds.

The PA also called on other countries not to follow the US in moving its embassy to the Israeli capital and said it would take legal action against any country that does so.

The US Embassy moves to Jerusalem on May 14. I hope that New Europe’s embassies join us there shortly.


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Good to see New Europe take the lead. Old Europe can’t whack up enough testosterone to defend itself and its citizens from marauding “migrants”.

    JohnSmith100 in reply to Whitewall. | May 13, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    Don’t worry, Europe will all find themselves overrun by peaceful Muslims who insist that they join their cult or die.

      Jackie in reply to JohnSmith100. | May 14, 2018 at 6:37 am

      These peaceful folk will make prostitutes out of their daughters. Randomly kill their neighbors and friends. Make their neighborhoods into no go zones. Blame Israel for their actions,

practicalconservative | May 13, 2018 at 10:18 am

In the last century these people engaged two internecine wars resulting in the deaths of tens of millions of people. The French and British were decisively beaten by the Germans. Merckel is determined to turn Germany into New France. If not for the United States the French would be speaking German today.

After the war, the United States took away their toys and put them on a Trust Fund. So who cares what these indolent, meritorious popinjays emote?

“Lead, follow or get out of the way”. The Europeans certainly are incapable of leading. What’s left is either following or getting out of the way before they are crushed by the Trump Train. (BTW you have a typo I think you meant meretricious)

…the goal was to present to the U.S. a common position against the move by all 28 member states, and to embarrass and isolate the Trump administration ahead of Monday’s ceremony….

Embarrass and isolate the Trump Administration? I wonder if the EU wimpocrats will recognize the underside of President Trump’s MAGA train as it rolls over their sorry asses.

Shouldn’t the headline read “Moslem Union” instead of “EU”?

kenoshamarge | May 13, 2018 at 10:30 am

Funny what happens when small nations decide that they won’t be dragged along with the large nations against their own best interests.

The PA no longer has the support of the full Arab and Islamic worlds, most particularly due to their lurid violations of the Geneva Conventions.

The terrorist writings, including the ludicrous excuse for a fatwa by Bin Laden, were repudiated during the Iraq war. Saddam Hussein is no longer a source of funds, and after their experience with Al-Qaeda, Iraq is no longer a fan. Muslim scholars have since issued better-reasoned fatwas repudiating various aspects of the terrorist writings. A recent one repudiated suicide bombings. It turns out that suicide is a mortal sin in all of the Abrahamic religions.

Muslim imams in India refused Muslim burial of the Mumbai attackers.

Egypt got rid of Mubarack and replaced him with an Islamist regime, only to demand, through the largest demonstrations in history, a coup to replace its elected but brutal Morsi government.

The old king of Saudi Arabia made a 5-minute television announcement to his people telling them that the Palis were responsible for the last war with Israel. Donald Trump visited Riyadh and told the entire Arab and Muslim world that they can have peace and prosperity, provided they get rid of the Islamist element in their midst. The new king of Saudi Arabia allows women to drive without supervision, and has ordered a change in the textbooks used by madrassas worldwide.

DJT made a speech structurally similar to that of the Riyadh speech to the South Korean parliament, offering peace and prosperity in exchange for North Korea’s nuclear program, and the North has accepted. This was after something very strange happened to the North’s nuclear program, and also after the Syrians toys were taken away in surgical strikes, twice.

The times, they are a-changing.

    Shane in reply to Valerie. | May 13, 2018 at 11:08 am

    Ask Jordan (the real Arab Palestine) what they think of the “Palestinians”.

      Whitewall in reply to Shane. | May 13, 2018 at 11:13 am

      “Palestinian”s are pretty much disposable Arabs in the Middle East. They are useful for Israel haters.

        The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Whitewall. | May 13, 2018 at 11:50 am

        My term for them is “chess pieces”. And virtually all are pawns.

          My term for them is “Squatters” because they have no claim to the land that they’re sitting on other than the fact that they’re sitting there holding it. And THAT is only because the Israeli people have the patience of Job.

          One of these days, that patience will run out. Personally, I’m hoping that it’s this coming Tuesday, that the Squatters do something horrifically stupid, Israel says enough is enough, will actually CONQUER the Gaza Strip, and teach the populace there what REAL military rule looks like (no quarter, no mercy, just unconditionally surrender immediately in any conflict or die on the spot).

harleycowboy | May 13, 2018 at 10:53 am

These countries will be summarily punished for their insolence.

    By whom? France? They don’t have the capital. Germany? They don’t have sufficient consensus among their OWN government to punish another one. Switzerland or Denmark? Who cares. Spain? The PIIGS have their OWN problems to deal with.

    The EU Intelligentsia? They’re too busy being horrified that President Trump is actually KEEPING the promises that he’s made, and he doesn’t care what they think of him. He doesn’t desire international acceptance as a prerequisite. He sees that as an OUTCOME of actually fixing the world.

That’s got to sting. It must be maddening to realize the world is slipping out of your fingers. I can see the baffled look on their faces while trying to figure out where they lost it.

I wonder why Poland held off.

    They’re hedging their bets. They don’t want all the Muslim invaders that have been resettled into Poland to get uppity and start rioting there.

    Give them 6 months. They’ll be looking for Jerusalem real estate.

      Arminius in reply to Chuck Skinner. | May 15, 2018 at 2:27 am

      Since when has Poland begun accepting Muslim invaders? As of August of last year they had and were still refusing to accept a single one.

      I think that had Poland’s support for this measure been required, they would have provided it.

      Arminius in reply to Chuck Skinner. | May 15, 2018 at 2:28 am

      Again, what has changed in Poland in the last 9 months?

The Friendly Grizzly | May 13, 2018 at 11:46 am

Three nations with a history of anti-Semitism worse than other European countries siding with Israel, and the US Embassy move. I never thought I’d see this day.

Dejectedhead | May 13, 2018 at 11:51 am

This is certainly one way to find out who your friends are.

(((Boogs))) | May 13, 2018 at 12:24 pm

Odd it is that Orban, the supposed ultranationalist with anti-Semitic tendencies moves pro-Israel while the supposed “good guys” of France and Germany, now anti-Semitism Ground Zero for the EU and whose Jews flee by the thousands, do what they can to make sure that Jews have continued insecurity in Israel.

Europe, the world’s largest cemetery, is as scummy today as in 1933.

It is shame what has happened to Germany and the EU under Merkel.

Imagine that. The elites wanted to create a United States of Europe (without any real power for the “states” right up front instead of sneaking around about that in a century or so) and now they are seeing what happens when they allow a modicum of more than servile freedom to the nations which have enslaved themselves to the Brussels bureaucrats. Nationalism sucks in the view of the elites (Socialists/Communists/Democrats all), it interferes with countries doing what the elites tell them to do (it’s for the children, or something).

harleycowboy | May 14, 2018 at 9:04 am

“… it would take legal action against any country that does so.”