Breaking News – London (NEWZ247) Arabs and Muslims around the Middle East on 12-6-17 (Wednesday)condemned the American recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital as an inflammable move in a volatile area and Palestinians said Washington was deserting its leading role as a peace mediator.
United States major allies came out against Trump’s reversal of decades of U.S. and broad international policy on Jerusalem.
France prohibited the “unilateral” decision while appealing for calm in the region. Germany stated as well Jerusalem’s status could only be resolved on the basis of a two-state solution.
Israel by contrast, applauded Trump’s move. PM Benjamin Netanyahu said in a prerecorded video message that it was “a very important step towards peace” and it was “our goal from Israel’s first day.”
Trump overturned decades of U.S. policy in defiance of warnings from around the world that the gesture risks annoying conflict in the tinderbox Middle East.