April 23, 2019

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EU High Representative Mogherini says Jerusalem is "our common Holy City" for Europeans and Arabs – but not for Jews


“As Europeans and Arabs we share in particular an interest in preserving the unique status of our common Holy City, Jerusalem.”

Those were the words of EU High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini during the opening session of 29th Summit of the League of Arab States on Sunday.

Not only is the Jewish claim to Jerusalem is not only non-existent, but any claim the Jews have to their capital is less important than that of  Europe.

(You know – the continent the Crusaders came from, killing hundreds of thousands of Jews and Muslims. )

Mogherini’s outrageous statements to the Arab league didn’t end there.

 And you know, you can always count on us Europeans to reiterate our belief that the only viable solution is the two-state solution, with East Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Palestine.

Meaning that the EU will solidly and always be against the idea of Israeli and Jewish rights to Jerusalem. That the EU places a higher priority on Palestinian rights in Jerusalem than to Jewish rights in any part of the city.

The Arab League has a unique role to play here. The Arab Peace Initiative is still, in our eyes, the essential building block towards peace. The King of Jordan is the custodian of the Holy Sites in Jerusalem.

Oslo isn’t the essential building block to peace – after all, Palestinians responded with a terror war. So the Arab plans are the only ones to consider, not the actual signed agreements that Israel made with the Palestinians, that they violently rejected in the end.

And, as we have noted before, the signed agreements between Israel and Jordan give the King no custodianship role over holy sites in Jerusalem. On the contrary – Israel is given the main role on controlling them and Israel is merely requested to “respect” the “present special role of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan” for the Muslim (not Christian) holy sites.

Israel doesn’t even bother to protest these outrageous and false statements. It should be as energetic and angry at them as Arabs are at any public acknowledgement of Jewish ties to Jerusalem. The EU representative in Israel should be called into the Prime Minister’s office to explain these statements every single time they are made.

(h/t Irene)

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