Trump Announces Jerusalem as Israeli Capital17/12/2017
“I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” “while previous presidents have made this a major campaign promise, they failed to deliver. Today, I am delivering.” By these words, American President Trump, recognises Jerusalem as Israeli Capital on Thursday Dec. 7th.
The announcement is followed by a wide rage among the Arab countries. The announcement did not effect on the Arabs, but the international community.
Many state governors expressed their concern about the consequences of the announcement. British prime-minister Theresa May said Trump’s announcement was “unhelpful in terms of prospects for peace in the region”, and said the UK did not intend to follow suit. The French president, Emmanuel Macron, and the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, also condemned the move.
The announcement of Trump was also condemned by many Arab countries as Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon and Turkey. Within minutes of Trump’s announcement, US embassies in Turkey, Jordan, Germany and Britain issued security alerts urging Americans to exercise caution.
Turkey President, Erdogan, said “we will go to the Security Council, if the veto is used, we shall proceed to the General Assembly to cancel this decision.”
Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world, both Israeli and Palestinians claim the city as their capital. The city has its special status among the Arab people. Such decision will affect the relationships between the USA and the Arab countries.