The European Union is attempting to strong-arm Serbia and Kosovo to prevent them from recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, which was part of the deal between the two countries brokered by President Trump.
Joachim Kuhs is a member of the Budget and Budget Control Committees of the European Parliament and of the National Committee of the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany), and he chairs the group “Christians in the AfD”. In August of 2019 Mr. Kuhs visited Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria with a delegation of the “Jews in the AfD”.
Mr. Kuhs recently spoke out in the EP about the EU’s interference with the Balkan states. Politically Incorrect has the story (in German). The following English-language account was sent in by a contact in the European Parliament:
Kuhs: The EU Wants to Tell Israel, Kosovo and Serbia What Israel’s Capital Is
The EU’s Foreign Policy Speaker Peter Stano has warned Serbia and Kosovo against recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, saying it goes against the EU’s “common position on Jerusalem.”
Joachim Kuhs commented:
The EU is trying to tell three sovereign nations what to do: Kosovo, Serbia and Israel, while blackmailing Kosovo and Serbia, which have received over €2.1 billion in EU accession funding through 2020.
The EU has no right to tell other nations what their capital is. Jerusalem has been the eternal and undivided capital of the Jewish nation since the time of King David. If certain parts of it are now thought of as “Arab”, it is because of the violent pogroms with which the Jews were driven out of them. After the illegal occupation of East Jerusalem by Jordan 1948, all 59 synagogues there were destroyed. Anyone who wants to deny Israel the right to determine its own capital is making themselves complicit in these crimes against the Jewish people.
The EU’s manifest arrogance and self-righteousness should make all EU candidates think long and hard about giving up their sovereignty to these people.