World Leaders Condemn Trump’s Recognition Of Jerusalem

On December 7, 2017 150 Comments

World leaders reacted with concern and anger to U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Israel itself was the only country celebrating the announcement that its American ally would be moving its embassy from Tel Aviv.

In his reaction, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said: “these reprehensible measures constitute a deliberate undermining of all peace efforts.

Abbabas also said that the action represents a declaration that the United States has withdrawn from playing the role it has played in the past decades in sponsoring the peace process.”


Reacting, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said that Trump’s decision was an important step towards peace.

“There is no peace that doesn’t include Jerusalem as the capital of the state of Israel.

“I share President Trump’s commitment to advancing peace between Israel and all of our neighbours, including the Palestinians,” Netanyahu said.

A Saudi government spokesman said: “the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia hopes that the U.S. administration will reverse this action, and support the international will to enable the Palestinian people to regain their legitimate rights.”

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel while reacting said: “the government does not support this stance because the status of Jerusalem is to be negotiated within the framework of a two-state solution.”

Also, European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said the aspirations of both parties must be fulfilled and a way must be found through negotiations to resolve the status of Jerusalem as the future capital of both states.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said: “we disagree with the U.S. decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem and recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital before a final status agreement.

“We believe it is unhelpful in terms of prospects for peace in the region.”

In a statement, Egyptian Foreign Ministry said: “such unilateral decisions violate international legitimacy resolutions and will not change the legal status of the city of Jerusalem as being under occupation.”

Also, President Joko Widodo of Indonesia called on the U.S. to consider withdrawing the decision.

Widodo said: “such unilateral recognition violates various resolutions of the UN Security Council of which the U.S. is a permanent member.

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“It could also shake global stability.”

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said: “[It is] dangerous and threatening the credibility of the United States as a sponsor of the peace process in the region.”

In his reaction, President Bashar al-Assad of Syria said: “the future of Jerusalem is not determined by a state or a president, but by its history and the will and determination of the loyal people to the Palestinian cause”

UN Secretary-General António Guterres stressed that there was no alternative to the two-state solution to the lingering conflict between Israel and Palestinian.

The UN chief stressed that Jerusalem was an issue that must be resolved through direct negotiations between the parties.

“In this moment of great anxiety, I want to make it clear: there is no alternative to the two-state solution.

“There is no ‘Plan B’, Guterres said while speaking to the press at UN Headquarters in New York.

The UN chief stressed the need to realise the vision of two states “living side-by-side in peace, security and mutual recognition, with Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and Palestine, and all final status issues resolved permanently through negotiations”.

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According to him, it is only through that realisation that the legitimate aspirations of both peoples would be achieved.

“I understand the deep attachment that Jerusalem holds in the hearts of so many people. It has been so for centuries and it will always be,” he added.

He also noted that since he took up his post as UN Secretary-General, he had consistently spoken out against any unilateral measures that would jeopardise the prospect of peace for Israelis and Palestinians.


Comments (150)

  1. Ochiawuto Amarachi says:

    World leaders like who and who, Pope Francis that went to Mexico wall during campaign and campaigned against Trump want someone who he didn’t support to take advise from him. Jerusalem is owned by Israel, corruption in UN money been pumped into their accounts by Muslim Islamic Arab world will not allow them to pass a good judgments. Israeli and Palestinians can never live in peace. That is the pure truth, Donald Trump is doing his campaign promise.

  2. Brown says:

    World leaders to my foot. Pls help me out why should it be a local Yoruba gutter media that will carry this info. Where are the Intel. Media houses of these so called war and world leaders
    .fake news . only lslamic countries are talking via oriental times.hmmmmmmm. genocide is committed in nig daily the evil men that said they are war leaders are waiting for war. Trump and Putin are the world leaders we know. Pls help Biafra to get their freedom through referedium

  3. Victor Chiagoziem Onuzulike says:

    Zechariah 1:12 Then the angel of the LORD answered and said, O LORD of hosts, how long wilt thou not have mercy on Jerusalem and on the cities of Judah, against which thou hast had indignation these threescore and ten years? 1:13 And the LORD answered the angel that talked with me with good words and comfortable words. 1:14 So the angel that communed with me said unto me, Cry thou, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; I am jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with a great jealousy. 1:15 And I am very sore displeased with the heathen that are at ease: for I was but a little displeased, and they helped forward the affliction. 1:16 Therefore thus saith the LORD; I am returned to Jerusalem with mercies: my house shall be built in it, saith the LORD of hosts, and a line shall be stretched forth upon Jerusalem.

  4. Okey Nnam says:

    Historically, Jerusalem is rightfully belonged to Israel, why should UN for they own selfish interest share Israelites’ heritage to people that has been they aged enemy? UN be carful

  5. Josephat Nnacho says:

    World genocidal leaders that always stand on evils . This time is not for you people. You have been supporting evils in Africa and beyond . If you people cannot intercede in the genocide committed against Biafra , Southern Cameroon, Syria and other part of the world, your decisions will no longer hold any water. Trump is the best .

  6. Emmy Jude says:

    Which World leaders?,,,,,, Say muslim leaders…… And for the fact that there is a living God, let any Nation who thinks they have soldiers stand up and fight this war lets see.

  7. Itode Csi says:

    Jerusalem is the City of David and David is not from Pakistan is an Israeli Fighting war that you can not win what the importance . Dialogue is the best way so that innocent lives will not perish .

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