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Trump’s Jerusalem move

President Donald Trump recognised the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital Wednesday – a historic decision that overturns decades of US policy and risks triggering a fresh spasm of violence in the Middle East. According to a report President Donald Trump declared that Israel was a sovereign nation with the right like every other sovereign nation to determine its own capital. He said that it was time to officially recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Mahmud Abbas’s Palestine Liberation Organization said Trump has destroyed the two-state solution, warning the United States could no longer hope to be a peace broker, while Hamas – the Palestinian Islamist movement that runs the Gaza Strip – said Trump’s decision opens “the gates of hell on US interests in the region.” Making the announcement, Trump also kicked off the process of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem . The announcement leaves many angry US allies and leaders across the Middle East trying to find a measured response and hoping that the tinderbox region is not destined for yet another round of bloodshed.
The leaders of Muslim nations deployed ever-harsher rhetoric to describe Trump’s decision, dashing any hope of a muted response that would help avoid clashes. Turkey called the decision irresponsible and illegal. In a frantic series of calls, the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, the European Union, France, Germany and Turkey had warned Trump against the move. Moving the US embassy will probably take years to implement, but the repercussions of Trump’s decision preceded even his announcement. US government officials and their families were ordered to avoid Jerusalem’s Old City and the West Bank, though the situation remained largely calm up until Trump’s address. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for a summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the main pan-Islamic body, in Istanbul next week to display joint action over Jerusalem. Jordan and the Palestinians also called for an emergency meeting of the Arab League.
Trump’s announcement to recognise the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is very condemnable step and it is clear violation international laws and United Nations resolutions. The decision will create instability and violence in Middle East and has caused unrest in Muslim World. Muslim Umma should unite on this issue and should evolve a strong common strategy to increase pressure on US to reverse this decision.

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