World Haley insists US move on Jerusalem will 'move the ball forward'

23:21  10 december  2017
23:21  10 december  2017 Source:   AFP

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WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump’s administration insisted on Sunday that its recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital will help the cause of peace, with UN Ambassador Nikki Haley saying it will “ move the ball forward .”

President Donald Trump's administration insisted on Sunday that its recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital will help the cause of peace, with UN Ambassador Nikki Haley saying it will " move the ball forward ." The new US stance, fiercely criticized by Palestinians

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley said US recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital will help the peace process by simplifying negotiations © Provided by AFP UN Ambassador Nikki Haley said US recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital will help the peace process by simplifying negotiations

President Donald Trump's administration insisted on Sunday that its recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital will help the cause of peace, with UN Ambassador Nikki Haley saying it will "move the ball forward."

The new US stance, fiercely criticized by Palestinians, Arab leaders and others as gravely damaging any prospects for Middle East peace, has given rise to swelling protests across the region in recent days.

But Haley suggested that the fears are overblown.

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WASHINGTON (AFP) - President Donald Trump's administration insisted on Sunday (Dec 10) that its recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital will help the cause of peace, with UN Ambassador Nikki Haley saying it will " move the ball forward .".

President Donald Trump's administration insisted on Sunday that its recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital will help the cause of peace, with UN Ambassador Nikki Haley saying it will " move the ball forward ". The new US stance, fiercely criticized by Palestinians

She told CNN that Trump was the first US president to have the "courage" to make a move that she said many Americans and others around the world supported.

"When it comes to those people (who are) upset, we knew that was going to happen. But courage causes that... I strongly believe this is going to move the ball forward for the peace process."

When a CNN interviewer asked repeatedly how the change would help the cause of peace, Haley suggested that it would simplify negotiations.

"Now they get to come together to decide what the borders look like, they get to decide the boundaries and they get to talk about how they want to see Jerusalem, going forward.

"All we did was say, 'this is not something we're going to allow to happen in the middle of your negotiations.'"

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His comments were in stark contrast to those of the US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley , who said it would " move the ball forward ." The new US stance, criticized by Palestinians, Arab leaders and others as gravely damaging any prospects for peace

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Critics of the US shift say it will have the opposite effect: It has long been US policy that the critically sensitive status of Jerusalem -- claimed as capital by both Israelis and Palestinians -- must be saved for the end of peace negotiations, not taken off the table at the start.

Protests, sometimes violent, have flared across the region since Trump announced the new policy on Wednesday. Two Palestinians in the Gaza Strip were killed in clashes on Friday, and two others died in Israeli air strikes in retaliation for rockets fired from the Palestinian enclave.

On Sunday, a Palestinian stabbed and seriously wounded an Israeli security guard in Jerusalem.

And in Beirut, Lebanese security forces fired tear gas and water cannon on Sunday at several hundred pro-Palestinian demonstrators gathered near the US embassy.

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<p>The 193-member United Nations General Assembly will hold a rare emergency special session on Thursday at the request of Arab and Muslim states on U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.</p>The 193-member United Nations General Assembly will hold a rare emergency special session on Thursday at the request of Arab and Muslim states on U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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