World Muslim states warn US against moving embassy to Jerusalem

23:35  04 december  2017
23:35  04 december  2017 Source:   Associated Press

Trump considers when and how to move U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem - Pence

  Trump considers when and how to move U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem - Pence President Donald Trump is actively considering "when and how" to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, Vice President Mike Pence said on Tuesday. Pence made the comment in remarks at Israel’s Mission to the United Nations at an event celebrating the 70th anniversary of the United Nations' vote calling for the establishment of a Jewish state.Trump has vowed to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem but in June he signed a waiver to keep it in Tel Aviv.

Soon to no longer be Secretary of State John Kerry also warned on Friday about “an absolute explosion” in the Middle East following Trump’s moving the embassy to Jerusalem . If Kerry, Abbas, the PA and Muslim Preachers think that moving the US embassy to Jerusalem is a problem, then

A declaration by the United States risks inflaming tensions across the Middle East as the Trump administration tries to advance a peace plan to resolve the decades-long conflict. He had promised to move the U . S . embassy to Jerusalem during his campaign, and recognizing Jerusalem as the

An Israeli border police officer stand guards the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. © AP Photo/Ariel Schalit An Israeli border police officer stand guards the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. JERUSALEM — An umbrella organization of Muslim countries said Monday that President Donald Trump's possible recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital would constitute "naked aggression" against the Arab and Muslim world, as the ruling Palestinian party has called for mass protests against such a move by Washington.

The Organization for Islamic Cooperation issued a statement condemning an anticipated announcement by the president, saying its 57 member states should sever ties with any state that transfers its embassy to Jerusalem or recognizes Israel's annexation of east Jerusalem.

Trump likely to delay move of U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem: official

  Trump likely to delay move of U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem: official President Donald Trump is likely to waive a requirement that the United States move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, but is weighing other options to make clear his intent to do so eventually, a senior administration official said on Thursday. Trump pledged on the campaign trail last year that he would move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a long-time goal of Republican politicians.But in keeping with recent practice, Trump in June waived the requirement to avoid inflaming tensions in the Middle East.

A declaration by the United States risks inflaming tensions across the Middle East as the Trump administration tries to advance a peace plan to resolve the decades-long conflict. He had promised to move the U . S . embassy to Jerusalem during his campaign, and recognizing Jerusalem as the

Saeb Erekat, the secretary general of the PLO, threatened last week that if the United States moves its embassy to Jerusalem , the Palestinians will demand that Arab countries expel U . S . ambassadors from their capitals. He also warned that the Palestinian will take steps against Israel

Israel captured east Jerusalem in the 1967 Mideast war, but the international community doesn't recognize its sovereignty over it. The Palestinians claim east Jerusalem, home to the Old City's contested holy sites, as the capital of a future state. The western half of the city is home to Israel's parliament, Supreme Court and most government headquarters.

The city is an emotional issue at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A declaration by the United States risks inflaming tensions across the Middle East as the Trump administration tries to advance a peace plan to resolve the decades-long conflict.

U.S. officials said Trump may recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital this week. He had promised to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem during his campaign, and recognizing Jerusalem as the capital could offset disappointment in postponing the move once again.

Every president since Clinton has issued the waiver on moving the embassy, saying Jerusalem's status must be resolved by negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. Trump last signed the six-month waiver in June, and the deadline expired on Friday.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah party called for mass protests "to confront this aggression not only against the Palestinians, but against Muslims and Christians all over the world."

Abbas warned Sunday that American recognition of Jerusalem was "a threat to the future of the peace process and is unacceptable for the Palestinians, Arabs and internationally."

Netanyahu sees EU backing Jerusalem move .
<p>Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says he expects European countries to follow the US in recognising Jerusalem as his country's capital.</p>He is in Brussels for talks - the first time an Israeli prime minister has visited the city in more than 20 years.

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