EU foreign policy chief meets Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss peace process, status of Jerusalem

Brussels: European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini is meeting with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address the issues of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and the chances of reinvigorating negotiations on the peace process.

File image of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. AP

File image of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. AP

Mogherini has joined many EU leaders in expressing disapproval of the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. She said during a joint media address Monday that "the only realistic solution to the conflict between Israel and Palestine is based on two states with Jerusalem as the capital of both."

Netanyahu insisted that what US president Donald Trump did was "put facts squarely on the table. Peace is based on reality."

He said the reality of seeing Jerusalem as Israel's capital "doesn't obviate peace, it makes peace possible."

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Updated Date: Dec 11, 2017 13:51:02 IST

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