World Palestinian president warns US against Jerusalem recognition

04:21  04 december  2017
04:21  04 december  2017 Source:   Associated Press

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RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - The Palestinian president on Sunday warned that American recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital Why are we asking this? We collect zip code so that we may deliver news, weather, special offers and other content related to your specific geographic area.

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territory — The Palestinian president on Sunday warned that American recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital would jeopardize the White House’s nascent Mideast peace efforts.

Donald Trump Mahmoud Abbas © Provided by Business Insider Donald Trump Mahmoud Abbas RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian president on Sunday warned that American recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital would jeopardize the White House's nascent Mideast peace efforts.

President Mahmoud Abbas' comments came amid a diplomatic push by the Palestinian leader to rally international support against the possible American move later this week.

"Any American step related to the recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel, or moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, represents a threat to the future of the peace process and is unacceptable for the Palestinians, Arabs and internationally," Abbas told a group of visiting Arab lawmakers from Israel, according to the official Wafa news agency.

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The Palestinian president has warned that the American recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital would jeopardize the White House's nascent Mideast peace efforts. According to the official Wafa news agency

American officials have said President Donald Trump may recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital this week as a way to offset his likely decision to delay his campaign promise of moving the U.S. Embassy there.

Israel regards Jerusalem as its capital, with most government functions, including the prime minister's office, Supreme Court and parliament, located in the holy city.

But the international community says the city's status should be determined through peace talks. The Palestinians claim east Jerusalem, captured by Israel in 1967, as their capital.

Abbas' spokesman, Nabil Abu Rdeneh, said late Saturday that the president has been in touch with Arab and world leaders to rally opposition against any American move on Jerusalem.

Tillerson, others say Jerusalem step changes 'nothing'

  Tillerson, others say Jerusalem step changes 'nothing' State Department officials on Thursday defended President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, saying it reflects the will of the American people and arguing that in practice it changes "nothing."Their pushback came as major US allies, geopolitical rivals, religious leaders and many analysts warned about the potential for Trump's decision to further destabilize the Middle East and undermine the idea of Washington as a neutral arbiter of peace talks.

The Palestinian president on Sunday warned that American recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital would jeopardize the White House's nascent President Mahmoud Abbas' comments came amid a diplomatic push by the Palestinian leader to rally international support against the possible

The Palestinian president on Sunday warned that American recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital would jeopardize the White House's nascent President Mahmoud Abbas' comments came amid a diplomatic push by the Palestinian leader to rally international support against the possible

He said Abbas had been in contact with leaders of Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and France.

"We believe that such an American step, if it takes place, will enter the region in a new course, and a dangerous phase whose results cannot be controlled," he said.

The White House, led by Trump's adviser and son in law, Jared Kushner, has held months of meetings with leaders across the region ahead of an expected peace initiative. While the proposal is expected to be regional in scope, little is known about the details, including whether Trump will continue the policies of recent predecessors in supporting the notion of an independent Palestinian state.

Kushner said Sunday that Trump has not yet decided whether to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital or whether to proceed immediately in moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city. "He is still looking at a lot of different facts," Kushner said at the Saban Forum, an annual Mideast policy conference in Washington.

Ahead of Kushner's comments, the chief Palestinian negotiator, Saeb Erekat, urged the U.S. not to move forward with any change on Jerusalem's status.

Doing so, he said, "is not only going to promote international anarchy and disrespect for global institutions and law, but it will also be disqualifying itself to play any role in any initiative toward achieving a just and lasting peace."

Israeli undercover unit breaks up Palestinian protest .
An Israeli undercover unit infiltrated a Palestinian protest on the outskirts of Ramallah on Wednesday before dispersing it by firing into the air. AFP journalists witnessed the operation during the protest by around 100 to 150 Palestinians, including some who threw stones at Israeli soldiers, near a military checkpoint in the occupied West Bank.The operation saw a few dozen soldiers move from farther down the street towards the crowd.Suddenly, several men wearing keffiyehs or balaclavas, including one with a Palestinian flag wrapped around his head, pulled out pistols.

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