The Kan broadcaster reports that a sharply worded statement from the EU’s foreign policy chief rejecting the Trump peace plan and threatening to challenge Israel’s annexation plans came after a bid to issue a resolution was torpedoed by two central European countries.
According to the report, it would have also condemned the peace plan and Israel’s annexation plans, but failed to gain the unanimous support of all 27 foreign ministers in the bloc, leading Josep Borrell to issue his own statement Tuesday.
According to the Ynet news site, Hungary and the Czech Republic were among the countries blocking the statement.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has attempted in recent years to neutralize EU criticism by building a smaller bloc of friendly more conservative countries in eastern and central Europe.
The Times of Israel has not been able to confirm the reports.