The European Coalition for Israel has called upon religious leaders worldwide to help defuse the current tension on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem by condemning incitement to violence and supporting the Israeli authorities in their efforts to ensure free and safe access to the holy site
‘’We encourage Israel and Jordan to work together to find solutions that ensure security for all, respect the sanctity of the holy site and uphold the status quo, noting the special role of the Hashemite Kingdom as recognised in its peace treaty with Israel,’’ says a European Union spokesperson in a statement.
''The European Union is the only international organization that conditions relations with Israel, which gives it technology, on political considerations. Nobody else does that,'' Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly said at a closed meeting in Budapest with leaders of the countries of the Visegrad group, which comprises Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia
“We will not surrender to anti-Zionism, because it is a reinvention of anti-Semitism,” said French President Emmanuel Macron at a ceremony in Paris marking the 75th anniversary of a roundup of French and foreign-born Jews by the Nazis.