Trump’s ill-conceived decision threatens peace in the Middle East

The Middle East is boiling with hatred

President of the United States Donald Trump on December 6 announced the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. He also instructed the State Department to begin work on the transfer of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Many world leaders have criticized this decision.

The next day, the Hamas movement, which controls the Gaza Strip, called for a new uprising against Israel.

Even before Trump’s decision, Ankara promised to break off relations with Israel if Jerusalem was recognized as its capital.

Jerusalem must become the capital of Palestine. With such an offer, Turkish President Erdogan made a speech, reports Reuters.

According to the Turkish leader, the countries of the world should push “terrorist acts” from Israel by this decision.

“Having corrected international norms, the United States recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. It is enough to take a few steps to understand that the city is under occupation. Israel is a terrorist state. Terrorists-military seize children and throw them in jail, I urge to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the occupied state of Palestine, “Erdogan said at an extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Istanbul.

What happens at the same time in the West?

Many countries of the world are not going to follow the example of US President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem and the will of their embassies.

Therefore, the governments of Britain, France, Germany and other Western countries made a desperate public attempt to change. They appealed to their colleagues in the United States before deciding on a review of the Trump administration. French President Emmanuel Macron called Trump as British Prime Minister Teresa Mai.

“We believe that this is useless,” Mai said after the announcement, adding that Trump is obliged “now to put forward detailed proposals for an Israeli-Palestinian settlement.”

“We all know that the far-reaching consequences of this step will take place,” German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said. “Everything that worsens the crisis is counterproductive.”

“We believe that this is an unreasonable step and a counterproductive step,” Khalbek Zilistra said. “I do not think we can use another conflict in this explosive region.”

At the same time, countries like Canada are doing their best to take a low-key position, fearing consequences.

As before, at the United Nations, Canada continues to block resolutions condemning Israel’s actions in the Gaza Strip along with the United States, Israel and a small number of islands in the Pacific. and traditionally vote for him.

The same situation is in Europe, where left and right parties often face different visions of the situation in the Middle East. 

New threats against Israel

The leader of Islamist militant Hezbollah has sworn to ‘end’ the U.S., calling for ‘martyr’ terror attacks in Jerusalem after Donald Trump‘s recognition of the city as the Israeli capital last week.

Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary General of the Lebanese militant group, made the impassioned televised speech to thousands of followers, inciting the crowd to chant ‘Death to America’.

This was followed by a warning to Lebanon from Israel‘s Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz, who said that if Hezbollah attacked Israel, the country would return the whole country ‘back to the Stone Age’.

In his speech this week, translated by the Washington D.C.-based Middle East Media Research Institute, Hezbollah leader Nasrallah appeared to urge followers to carry out terror attacks in Jerusalem.

‘It is time that everybody knows that America is not the sponsor of peace in Palestine and the region,’ he said in the televised speech.

‘America is the sponsor of terrorism, of occupation, of Judaization, of deportation, of burning, of destruction and of civil strife.

‘America created ISIS and the takfiri [apostate] groups.

He said the only position the Islamic nation can take regarding the United States is ‘Death to America’, which was followed by a crowd of hundreds brandishing Palestine flags repeatedly chanting the threatening words.

He urged followers to turn Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital into the ‘beginning of the end’ for the U.S. and Israel ‘for all eternity’.

He also called for ‘millions of martyrs’ to march on Jerusalem, potentially inciting terror attacks.

By Clement Kpeklitsu

 

 

 

 

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