Prime Minister Naftali Bennett greets visiting European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen at his office in Jerusalem on June 14, 2022 (Haim Zach/GPO) (Haim Zach/GPO)

European president Ursula von der Leyen struck a distinctly different tone in Israel’s capital. What’s driving this shift?

Comments and attitudes from top EU officials towards Israel have frequently pushed concessions and unwarranted criticism of the Jewish state.

That’s why some of the positive speeches given by European president Ursula von der Leyen during her visit to the Jewish state have been a nice surprise.

i24 News discusses the EU chief’s comments and what’s motivating Europe’s change in tone.