European ambassadors angered over sovereignty move

A group of 10 European ambassadors, led by the UK, gave a formal protest to Israel on Thursday and stressed that annexation of parts of Judea and Samaria would destabilize the region and harm Israel’s standing in the international community, European diplomats told Barak Ravid of Channel 13 News.

The ambassadors of the UK, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Deputy Ambassador of the EU gave the diplomatic protest in a Zoom conference call with the deputy director general of the Israeli foreign ministry, Anna Azari, according to the report.

The ambassadors reportedly said during the Zoom meeting that the formation of a national unity government in Israel is an important step, but they are deeply concerned by the part of the coalition agreement which paves the way for sovereignty over parts of Judea and Samaria.