European media have exhausted every fiery metaphor to convey their collective leftist dismay that President Donald J. Trump stood by his campaign pledge to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and relocate the U.S. embassy there.
The publication, based in the highly Muslim-populated European Union capital of Brussels, quoted Palestinian reactions to the decision, writing: “We fear this decision will set the region on fire.”
“I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” President Trump said Wednesday.
Reaction from Europe’s political establishment was negative, with many national leaders who had hitherto claimed support for Israel retreating behind United Nations declarations.
He tweeted: “On Jerusalem, France disagrees with the decision of the United States.