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Ministry of Foreign Affairs to EU: 'Denying truth distances peace'

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs offered scathing criticism Thursday of High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini's statement that President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital may "return us to dark days."

 

"Insisting on denying Jerusalem is Israel's capital is disavowing an undisputable historical fact. Any denial of this simple truth distances peace by creating expectations detached from reality in Palestinians," the ministry said.

 

"President Trump has taken a courageous, righteous step that increases the chances of peace by speaking the truth," the ministry declared.