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Jordan: Arabs seek recognition for Palestinian capital in east Jerusalem


[1/13/2018 3:23:50 PM]

AMMONNEWS - Trump's decision on Jerusalem and announcement in December that the United States would start the process of moving its embassy from Tel Aviv enraged the Palestinians who said the United States can no longer broker peace with Israel. The meeting was attended by the foreign ministers of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco and the Palestinian authority as well as by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) minister of state for foreign affairs. "It appreciates the immediate symbolism of the US taking Israel's side versus the Palestinians". The move sparked a new wave of unrest between Israel and the Palestinians, and called into question the United States role in future peace talks.

"According to global law, Jerusalem is an occupied land", he said.

The United States has adopted a new policy based on imposing financial sanctions and embargoes in addition to threats of use of force, which is extremely a new style that has never been used by previous US administrations, Awad said.

Meanwhile, Secretary of the Revolutionary Council of Abbas' Fatah Party, Majid al-Fitiyani said that political and technical preparations are underway in full swing to make the Council's meetings successful. But it's no secret that President Trump wants to roll back USA funding to the transnational body. Indeed, his just trying to mediate between Israelis and Palestinians when Trump is so strongly supportive of Israel may bolster Russia's image as a responsible power and America's as an irresponsible one.

Efforts to push forward Israeli-Palestinian peace talks have been stalled for several years, and the prospects were further complicated last month with U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Israel captured eastern Jerusalem - which includes Judaism's holiest sites, the Temple Mount and the Western Wall in the Old City - and the West Bank in the 1967 defensive war, seizing it from Jordanian occupation and reuniting the city.

On Monday, British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson reiterated "the UK's commitment to supporting the Palestinian people and the two-state solution, the urgent need for renewed peace negotiations, and the UK's clear and longstanding position on the status of Jerusalem".

The protestors condemned the U.S. policy which biased to the Israeli occupation and they expressed their solidarity with the Palestinian people and the Palestinian detainees' families.

The status of Jerusalem is among the most contentious in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

A committee of ministers from Egypt, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Palestine met with Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi to strategize a response to President Donald Trump's decision to move the USA embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city.

Meanwhile, Palestinians are expecting the response of Hamas and Islamic Jihad movements to the invitation of the Palestinian Central Council to take part in its upcoming convention next week.

They also stressed the necessity to confront Trump's decision.

*Nottingham Observe

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