The Foreign Minister of Luxemburg, Jean Asselborn, decried yesterday the United Arab Emirates for its recent deal on normalizing its relations with apartheid Israel, describing the country as selling out the Palestinian cause for economic interests.
“The Palestinians, the Palestinian people, who are Arabs, are really caught between the ropes,” Asselborn said in an interview with the Deutschlandfunk broadcasting network.
He added, “One can see for quite some time that solidarity with the Palestinians is no longer a priority, especially in the Gulf,” he added.
“Well, it is now being sold in such a way that these annexations on the West Bank are really prevented. However, I agree with the Palestinians when they say that this now means that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and not the capital of Israel and Palestine,” he added.
Asselborn reaffirmed his strong support for a two-state solution as the way to achive peace and stability in the Middle East.
“This [Israeli] government is saying officially that they could also imagine a two-state solution, but everything is going against a two-state solution,” he continued.
“As long as there is no two-state solution — I am convinced of that — there will be no stability, not even among the Gulf States.”