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Despite some discord, the U.S. and the EU are standing by Israel and Ukraine.

While cooperation between the Joe Biden administration and the European Union has not been as convincing as planned, no one should overestimate the importance of minor details. EU Presidents Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel have not been able to hide the fact that they are at odds, even in Washington. However, they do not determine the EU’s foreign policy. What is more important is that Western allies are standing by Israel and Ukraine.

To this end, U.S. President Biden has reached into his bag of tricks and put together an aid package targeted toward the two countries under attack, but also toward Taiwan and border security against illegal migration at the U.S.-Mexico border. Republicans, who are quarreling in Congress, cannot oppose it if they do not want to harm themselves politically.

No one should forget that even in the case of Ukraine, Western allies discussed and even argued a lot before agreeing on a common line. And, despite some discord, the EU has ultimately stood together when it comes to foreign policy — such as in the case of Donald Trump’s punitive tariffs, Brexit, Ukraine and China.

In democracies and in dialogue between their governments, the approach taken is simply to first discuss and then come to a decision — one that is usually a compromise everyone can subsequently implement. It would be a surprise if this were any different in the case of the Middle East conflict.

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I am a German to English translator from Scotland with a passion for all things related to language and translation. I have experience translating texts from diverse fields and enjoy taking on new challenges.

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