Last-Minute Divisions Europe Fails to Unite on Palestinian Question

The EU is further removed than ever from a common position in the Middle East conflict. The Europeans couldn't even agree on a joint declaration in the UN Human Rights Council. Some backed Israel, others stood behind the Palestinians, while Germany avoided adopting a clear position.
A Palestinian boy waves a flag in Jerusalem's Old City as an Israeli police officer looks on.

A Palestinian boy waves a flag in Jerusalem's Old City as an Israeli police officer looks on.

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