EU lawmakers castigate Trump's 'deal of the century'
It is not unusual to witness scathing criticism from EU legislators regarding a whole range of issues, but when it comes to US President Donald Trump's so-called 'deal of the century', the response in the European Parliament was almost unprecedented.
According to Press TV, last month in Washington, Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled their plan, claiming it would end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Almost without exception it was dismissed as biased in favor of Tel Aviv by the international community.
The condemnation during the European Parliament debate was relentless. Rights campaigners say it is yet another example of Washington attempting to dominate abroad.
However, some EU lawmakers have actually been attempting to defend the so-called peace plan.
The EU's Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell appeared incensed that some in the parliament claim the plan could actually work.
Given that the plan includes proposals for Israel to steal even more Palestinian land, the foreign policy chief says if implemented, it will break international law.
Borrell says 25 of the 27 EU nations fully support his position on this subject. He did not name the two countries that are in favor of Trump's plan.
A senior source in the European Commission said those EU member states are Hungary and Czech Republic.