Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem further isolates the US on the middle east peace process and destroys the credibility of US mediation efforts between the Israelis and Palestinians. King Mohammed VI, Chairman of the Al-Quds (Jerusalem) committee, expressed “deep concern” regarding Trump’s decision. Jordan and Egypt, two countries maintaining diplomatic ties with Israel, voiced their outright rejection of Trump’s decision. Pope Francis called for the preservation of Jerusalem’s “identity” in the wake of Trump’s decision. The French, UK and German governments all joined their voice to global condemnations of Trump’s decision stressing the need for a consensual solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Source: The North Africa Journal December 07, 2017 01:18 UTC