Macron: France will ‘one day’ recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

The Jerusalem Post reports: “France will one day recognize west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, but only within the context of a two-state solution to the conflict with the Palestinians, French President Emmanuel Macron said in Paris, Wednesday night.

‘Jerusalem will eventually be recognized as the capital of Israel and Palestine,’ Macron told members of the French Jewish community at a speech he delivered at a Conseil Representative des Institutions Juives de France event.

‘But it must happen at the right time,’ he added.

Macron’s position, that recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of both Israel and Palestine must come within the context of a final status agreement and not as a unilateral policy gesture, mirrors the policy of the European Union, but contradicts the one laid out by US President Donald Trump.

Earlier this year, Trump broke decades of US policy by recognizing Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and announcing that the US embassy would move to the city from its current location in Tel Aviv…”

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