Romania presidency shatters EU line on Jerusalem
Romania will move its embassy to Jerusalem, its prime minister has said, shattering the EU line on the Arab-Israeli conflict while the country holds the EU rotating presidency.
“I am pleased to announce today to the AIPAC audience that … I, as prime minister of Romania, and the government that I run, will move our embassy to Jerusalem, the capital of Israel,”
Romanian prime minister Violeta Dancila with EU Council president Donald Tusk (Photo: Council of the European Union)
Her announcement broke the joint EU and UN line that Israeli-occupied Jerusalem ought to be shared by Israel and Palestine in a future two-state solution.
It made Romania the first EU state to follow the example of US president Donald Trump, who moved America’s embassy to Jerusalem last year.