“It is preferable not to multiply initiatives because they end up cannibalising each other,” Macron said on Sunday (Monday AEDT) at a press conference in Paris with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “We are in favour of waiting weeks, months, to see what emerges.”
Netanuyahu and Nikki Haley, Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations, both said that the decision on Jerusalem would help the Middle East peace process. Macron, though, called it “a danger to peace”, while the crown prince of ally Abu Dhabi said it “extended a lifeline to terrorists”. Meanwhile, several Middle Eastern leaders with whom Vice-President Mike Pence had planned to meet later this month said they now wouldn’t see him.