USA asks Israel to restrain response to Jerusalem transfer…

Lawrence Kim
December 11, 2017

Dina Powell (left) with President Trump at the White House in September.


For decades, Washington, like most of the rest of the worldwide community, held back from recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, arguing that its status should be determined as part of the Palestinian-Israeli peace process.

"We are satisfied that there are 14 countries in the Security Council that are defending global law, defending Security Council resolutions as it relates to Jerusalem and they are rejecting the unilateral, illegal decisions by President Trump two days ago".

"Now it is up to the global community and Muslim World, countries like Turkey, France to lead the others and work for the peace", Baeg added, saying that with this decision the US practically took itself outside of the peace process.

Meanwhile, Two Hamas members have been killed in Israeli air strikes following a rocket attack on Israel, Gaza officials said.

Asked last week whether Trump would get an annual physical and report his health information to the public, as his predecessors have, Sanders said she did not know. He said the move would put back the peace process by decades and threatened regional stability and perhaps global stability.

Abbas' diplomatic adviser, Majdi Khaldi, said Saturday that Abbas won't meet Pence "because the USA has crossed red lines" on Jerusalem.

A few hundred protesters gathered outside the USA consulate in Istanbul, a Reuters cameraman at the scene said.

Over the year, the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons were down by 0.5 percentage point and 799,000, respectively, it said. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said earlier in the day that the United States was trying to destabilize the region and start a war to protect Israel's security.

Protestors chanted against Israel and Trump's decision on Jerusalem, carried banners reading "Stop the occupation in Palestine now", "Jerusalem belongs to Palestinians" and "We reject Trump's decision".

In Iran, which has never recognized Israel and supports anti-Israel militants, demonstrators burned pictures of Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu while chanting "Death to the Devil".

"The status of Jerusalem is a question of worldwide security that concerns the entire global community".

"What we are going to try and do is convince our European partners when we meet tell him that what is happening with the United States is a serious issue for him, Israel and any peace prospect", the diplomat said.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said there was no alternative to a two-state solution and Jerusalem was a final-status matter only to be settled through direct talks.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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