EU ambassadors refuse to attend ceremony at US embassy in Jerusalem

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Israeli media reported on Tuesday that some European ambassadors to Israel had recently left a ceremony at the US embassy in Jerusalem.

U.S. in Jerusalem. Embassy July 4, U.S. The Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot reported that the Independence Day celebrations were held.

Some European ambassadors, including Germany and France, refused to attend the ceremony because their governments did not recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Former President Donald Trump announced in December 2017 that the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. In May of the following year, the United States moved its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Many countries opposed the US decision to move their embassies to Jerusalem.

Guatemala, Kosovo and Honduras have also moved their embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Jerusalem has been at the center of decades of conflict in the Middle East, with Palestinians insisting that East Jerusalem, which has been illegally occupied by Israel since 1967, be the capital of an independent Palestinian state.

* Translated from English by Morat Belhaj

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