The European Union, what could be called the revived Roman Empire, presents the Charlemagne prize for a person’s service of unifying Europe. It commemorates Charlemagne who was the founder of the Holy Roman empire. Pope Francis received this award in 2016, Emmanuel Macron received it in 2018. Traditionally the award is given to the recipient on Ascension Day, the day Jesus ascended into heaven.
Abbas flew to Brussels to seek official and immediate recognition of a Palestinian state but failed to generate support.
At a joint press conference at the Prime Minister’s residence, Pence and Netanyahu stressed their deep friendship and the common goals shared by the US and Israel, including the resolve to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power.