This article argues about four EU countries sending ambassadors to attend the official inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem:
Breaking with European consensus, the ambassadors of four EU countries
are set to attend a reception Sunday at the Foreign Ministry in honor
of the official inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem this week.
The Foreign Ministry invited 86 foreign ambassadors stationed in
Israel to the event, a day before the official move. About 40 of them
announced their participation, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Emmanuel
Nahshon said Saturday, including Austria, Czech Republic, Romania, and
Most European countries have slammed US President Donald
Trump’s move as not in line with international consensus, preferring
to wait on recognizing the city until the status of Jerusalem is
finalized in talks with the Palestinians.
So the EU seems reserved when it comes to this very sensitive matter, probably because it favors two state solution:
Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes
Hahn, commented: “The EU remains committed to the two-state solution
and will therefore continue to support the Palestinian Authority in
its state-building efforts and in delivering basic social services.
Our support remains the quickest and most effective way to deliver
funding to the Palestinians, including those living in Gaza, in a
moment of severe difficulties”.
Question: Why did the four countries break the EU consensus over the
US embassy in Jerusalem?