EU MEP tells von der Leyen to ‘shut up’ over pro-Israeli tweet

By Al Mayadeen English / 08.10.2023

European Parliamentary Member Clare Daly wrote on Sunday a tweet in response to “unelected” EU President Ursula von der Leyen stating that the latter’s stance does not reflect the true voice of the European Union and in no way reflects the bloc’s peaceful approach in terms of foreign policy. 

“Today, Hamas terrorists have struck at the heart of “Israel” capturing and killing innocent women and children. “Israel” has the right to defend itself – today and in the days to come. The European Union stands with “Israel”,” von der Leyen tweeted on X on Saturday.

“Who do you think you are? You’re unelected and have no authority to determine EU foreign policy, which is set by the EU Council. Europe does NOT “stand with Israel.” We stand for peace. You do not speak for us. If you’ve nothing constructive to say, and you clearly don’t – shut up,” Daly wrote in response.