The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting after the United States recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. About this decision, Donald trump announced yesterday. What provoked a storm of criticism from Muslim countries. Residents there took to the mass protests.
Statement of the American President recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the Arab world was met with protests, reports «TV Center». On the streets of Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Malaysia and, of course, Palestine harness American flags and chanting: «This is our land.»
The Palestinians have turned off the Christmas lights in Bethlehem, and the Israelis made a projection of his flag on the walls of the old city.
The official statement also came immediately. The Palestinian — Israeli conflict has a long history. Both States consider Jerusalem to be their capital. It is not only territorial and interreligious conflicts. President trump, though urged to maintain sanctuaries for the status quo, has only added fuel to the fire. In fact, undoing years of effort by the international community.
«This Arab, Muslim and Christian city is the eternal capital of Palestine. Trump’s statement means the end of U.S. mediation in the peace process in the middle East», — said the head of the Palestinian national authority Mahmoud Abbas.
«We are deeply grateful to the President for his bold and fair decision on the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and preparing to move the us Embassy there. This decision is an important step towards peace,» said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The Israeli Prime Minister’s optimism is shared by few. In the State Duma said that the decision trump could again blow up the situation in the zone of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. This is also the position of the European Union and its individual countries. On Friday a situation will discuss the UN security Council, from 8 countries made the offer.
To Donald trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel promised three previous American President. However, perhaps this promise is the only election program which trump the forces to implement.
However, here difficulties arose. The state Department, if you believe the journalists asked Israeli colleagues to be more restrained in reaction. Now a special Commission is examining the response of the international community and, apparently, a quick process will be.
Matvey Shestakov, «TV Center».