Political conference concluded with group urging recognition of J’lem as capital of Israel; Hungary official plays down country’s anti-Semitic far-right
A group of pro- Israel legislators from around the world on Monday concluded a two-day political conference in the Hungarian capital by urging their respective countries to recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of the State of Israel, and to move their embassies to the city. The move comes as the UN Security Council is expected to take up the Palestinians unilateral request for recognition of an independent state with east Jerusalem as their capital, and as Israel is finding itself increasingly isolated in the diplomatic arena, particularly in Europe. […]
“We have to defend Israel not only against terrorist attacks but by way of diplomacy and actions in the international arena,” said Senator Lucio Malan of Italy, one of nearly two dozen MP’s from Parliaments on five continents attending the event. “The lack of truth on the international market is worse than the lack of money on the international market,” he said.