Special Arutz Sheva interview with EU Ambassador

EU Ambassador Lars Faaborg-Andersen discusses with Arutz Sheva BDS discrimination, East Jerusalem building and the UNESCO decision.

Eliran Baruch ,

Lars Faaborg-Andersen
Lars Faaborg-Andersen
Yoni Kempinski

Arutz Sheva asked EU Ambassador Lars Faaborg-Andersen to Israel why Europe always condemns Israel when it builds in Jerusalem, its capital city. Faaborg-Andersen answered that East Jerusalem is "occupied territory" and by transferring its own population there Israel is breaching international conventions on occupied territory" . Even though the area of East Jerusalem has been declared part of Israel it is not recognized as such by the international community, the US or the EU.

Faaborg-Andersen conceded that in a final status agreement the 'settlements' located in Judea and Samaria could be incorporated into Israel but stressed that unilateral steps by Israel are unacceptable.