Almost all ’s closest allies have cautioned US President Donald against recognizing as ’s capital warning of potentially grave repercussions. France, the , the and have all urged him to reconsider. Senior US officials are said to disagree with his decision. Secretary of State sounds less than enthusiastic.
Last week, 150 (UN) member states voted in favour of a resolution condemning ’s claim to an undivided ; only six countries voted against.
A new poll conducted by the University of Maryland found that 63 per cent of Americans oppose relocating the American Embassy to from .
and the Ahmed el-Tayeb appealed to him not to proceed, but on Wednesday, he defied the international community and stabbed his nation’s Arab friends, in particular , the , and , in the back.
He has prostrated himself before while attempting to portray himself as a peacemaker. What he has done is akin to a doctor saying, ‘Don’t worry, you will soon be well’ as he injects his patient with a lethal poison.
The man is taking us for fools. He and his Jewish settlement-funding/supporting so called envoys, his son-in-law and , can never be trusted intermediaries. They are lackeys of the occupying power.
His announcement was insulting. He praised to the hilt as “one of the most successful democracies in the world” where “Jews, Christians and Muslims and peoples of all faiths are free to live and worship”.
Tell that to the Palestinians barred from the Haram el-Sharif. Tell that to the families whose homes have been demolished and whose lands have been stolen.
His couched message to Arabs was to respond to his decision ‘with reasoned debate, not violence’ and ‘to expel extremists from their midst’. Does he not realize that he has just ramped up extremism by killing all hope of there ever being a Palestinian state with as its capital?
, which was open to reconciling with and for the first time agreed to a Palestinian state on 1967 borders, has now announced that has ‘opened the gates of hell’.
and will tout this terrible news as a pretext for increased aggression. Islamist militants of all stripes may attack US interests. Mr knows this, which is why the has dispatched US Marines to protect American embassies in the Middle East.
I pray that there is no loss of life but if any blood is spilled it will be on the US President’s hands. Of course, he will never admit his mistake. He will cite retaliatory acts of violence to justify his predominately anti-Muslim travel ban, anti-Islamic statements and to tighten his hug of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin , who was quick to express the gratitude of the ‘Jewish State and the Jewish People’ for ’s ‘act of political bravery’.
has trampled upon every vestige of ’s credibility. Rather than make his country great, he has turned it into an international irrelevance. He has thumbed his nose at decades of US foreign policy, hinting his predecessors were ‘lacking in courage’. He has made a mockery of often-touted American values by blessing the illegal occupation of a city occupied during war.
Under international law, it is illegal for a country to seize land acquired by force. That flies in the face of the UN charter, the Fourth and a slew of UN Security Council resolutions.
Article 55 of the Laws of War states: ‘The occupying state shall be regarded only as an administrator…’ Thus, has no legal right to claim as its capital and neither does the US.
Russian President Vladimir could now take a leaf out of his American counterpart’s book to claim that ’s annexation of was morally just due to ‘realities on the ground’, the line has taken to explain his motivation for recognizing as the capital of the Jewish state.
If an armed man breaks into someone’s home, kicks the rightful owners into the street and lives there with his wife, children and pet dog, no court would legitimize the theft on the grounds that the thief’s slippers under the bed signified a new reality.
The sixty-four thousand dollar question is why did feel compelled to do such a highly controversial act which many believe smacks of insanity? Television pundits are still scratching their heads trying to figure that one out.
said the move is good for but neglected to explain in which way. He did not because it is not.
The fact is the only person it benefits is the President himself who has struggled to get his bills passed through but who can now assert that he kept his campaign promise.
can also pat himself on the back for faithfully complying with the demands of his billionaire supporters, President of the World Jewish and ’s buddy , who describes the Palestinians as ‘a made-up people’.
He has fulfilled his pledge to Evangelical Christian Zionists who make up a substantial proportion of his base. Put simply, his sole goal is to consolidate his popularity with the people whose votes propelled him to the .
On Saturday, the League of Arab States is holding an emergency meeting and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation will meet next Wednesday in Istanbul. It is imperative that Arab and Muslim nations not only speak with one voice but agree to meaningful countermeasures and joint strategies.
Without any shadow of a doubt Donald is the worst President in US history. He is not only an embarrassment but also a dangerous belligerent pushing the hands of the Doomsday Clock too close to midnight for comfort. He needs to go. If public protest cannot shift him and the Republican has no stomach for impeachment, perhaps the key lies with Special Prosecutor .